The Podcast “Impact-Hub Cast” is uniquely curated to tell the stories of Impact Hub communities across Africa while also amplifying the enormous supports that Impact Hub Lagos provides for its community through various programs and initiatives to promote entrepreneurship development as well as the socio-economic advancement of Lagos and Africa.
Technology As A Catalyst To Scale: How Nigerian Start-Ups Can Fully Utilize It - Bello Akolapo
Many have used the metaphor of technology as a 'catalyst' to describe how its presence can facilitate a process and although the metaphor is stretching the meaning of its original chemical context, it does contain a sense of reaction, interaction, and change.
Impact Hub Lagos' Hubcast, we are happy to sit with Bello Akolapo, the Software Lead at Rocheaux Technology Limited to demystify the statement and Shed some light on how everyday entrepreneurs can use technology to scale their business.
Kolapo is an experienced software Developer and Programmer that leads an ISO-certified company that produces high-end quality software tools that solve complex business problems and proffer long-term solutions.
Rocheaux is partnered with ODOO, MICROSOFT, IBM, Intel, HP, NASSCOM to bring qualitative change to the world
Startup Bill: Policy Implications For Nigeria's Youth And Innovation - Femi Ojo
Femi Ojo is a Public Policy and Partnerships Management Professional with over a decade of experience in both public and private sectors in local and international environments.
Femi Ojo currently serves as an Honourable Member of the Lagos State Parliament, the deputy country representative of the Africa-Asia Youth Foundation., Special Adviser to the Chairman of Oxford International Group on Government Relations, Partnerships, and Policy. He doubles as the Senior Program Manager at Civichive and Strategist to the Chairman of Ifako Ijaiye local government on developmental affairs.
He won the Young Influential Award 2020 by the Lagos Ministry of Youths. He has also received a Lagos State Award and a letter of recommendation on his Youth Empowerment activities. He was also awarded for his impeccable leadership skills by the University of Minna.
Circularity in Nigeria - Wunmi Ogunde
Wunmi Ogunde is an engineer with a passion for people and knowledge. She has a bachelor’s degree in Automatic Control Systems Engineering from the University of Sheffield, and an MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Warwick.
With over 7 years of experience in the manufacturing industry where she worked as Technical Manager for production and recycling of plastic materials, she has since co-founded green energy and social impact enterprises including Ecoprune Africa, EMR Consult, and Xrubicon Solutions (home to next-gen waste management and environmental reporting software solution - Pakam Technology).
SDG's and Innovation-Joshua Alade
Joshua Alade is Policy Advocate, TEDx Speaker, Ecosystem Convener, Positive Youth Development Trainer and a Social Impact Leader. Joshua is also Project Coordinator of the Nigeria Youth SDGs Network, a national coalition of youth-led/focused civil society organisations driving accountability and local advocacy for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation projects.
In this episode, we discuss what exactly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are, how they enable and are enabled by innovation and the benefits/potential of the goals towards a more sustainable Nigeria.
Small and Medium Enterprise Spotlight - Farmspeak
Israel Alabi is the CEO of Farmspeak an agritech startup that combines remote sensing, AI, data analytics, and IoT technology to transform African farming with smart tools, devices, and services.We discuss what it takes to build a business in the Nigerian Agriculture sector, the role of technology in the sector, and the venture journeys so far.
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Spotlight - Mumspring
Abisola Oladapo is the founder and CEO of Mumspring - a health technology company that is enabling access to essential health services for women and children using mobile technologies. Under her leadership, mumspring has supported the health and wellness of over 2000 pregnant women. Mumspring is on a mission to transform the health of millions of women and children.We take a look at how Mumspring came to be, and how the organization is addressing one of Nigeria’s most pertinent health challenges - neonatal mortality. We also discuss how the company created its USSD solution for mothers, and some key steps they took to gain momentum and growth.