Sasware, the technology investment subsidiary of Signal Alliance is partnering the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) for the 2015 Startup Weekend of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) which kicked off in Lagos on Saturday 14, 2015.
Startup Weekend is an international grassroots movement focused on exposing individuals to the benefits of entrepreneurship and motivates these individuals to explore their own entrepreneurial ideas. It involves a 54-hour event beginning with Friday night idea pitches, followed by brainstorming sessions, business plan development and basic prototype formation. Startup Weekends end on Sunday night with demos and presentations. All participants will create working startups during the event and will be given the unique opportunity to collaborate with like-minded people.
In Nigeria, GEW is hosted by EDC and they scheduled several interesting activities for the week. Some of these included; Awareness Walk, Pitch-to-Me and finally Start-Up Weekend.
The 2015 Startup Weekend which kicks off today will see Collins Onuegbu, Founder Sasware declare the event open. He is also slated to deliver the keynote address with the theme: Entrepreneurship: Startup to Company.
Speaking about the company’s partnership with the EDC, Chief Operating Officer of Sasware, Ifeoma Uddoh said “We are passionate about programmes designed to discover, encourage and build ideas to new businesses that will grow to create employment. Startup Weekend is one of such which needs our support. Sasware is also a startup that is barely over two years old and within this period we have invested in a number of small businesses in Nigeria”.