Press Release: Updates on First African Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conference (Lagos, Nigeria)
The Adwuma Mbomu Project Team (“AM”), which operates under the auspices of Project Diaspora (PD), as a partnership with PD’s West Africa Partner & business incubator, LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited (LAPL), is pleased to announce the following:
- The University of Lagos, Nigeria one of Nigeria’s premier institutions has agreed to host and co-sponsor the conference to showcase emerging innovative businesses incubated using indigenous bottom of the pyramid methodologies. A memorandum of understanding to facilitate this agreement will be signed in the coming weeks,
- The AM Team in agreement with UNILAG, as well as Global Partners (including the Monterey Institute of International Studies, California) have agreed to tentatively postpone the event to 2011 to accommodate logistics as well as sync the conference with the incubation calendar of LAPL scheduled to begin at its brand new facility taking off in January, 2011.
- A local conference organizing team will be in place before the end of 2010 to coordinate logistics, sponsors and related matters towards the successful launch of this event.
Project Diaspora and its partners look forward to engaging sponsors, facilitators and potential attendees in the coming months. All inquiries related to the conference may be directed to teddy@ projectdiaspora.org or aiec@ loftyincltd.biz
The AM Team
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