THINK AFRICA: The Largest gathering of Young Professionals from the Diaspora storms Lagos!!!

By Oyamag

Washington, DC: ThinkAfrica presents its first annual Young African Professionals in the Diaspora (YAPD) trip that will take place from December 16th—December 28th in Lagos, Nigeria. The trip offers individuals representing the diaspora the opportunity to experience the corporate and social life in Nigeria. Individuals will network with top entrepreneurs and corporations in Nigeria.

ThinkAfrica (TA) participants will be visiting a number of corporations in Nigeria, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Nigeria, Deloitte Nigeria, Jobberman, and more. Additionally, participants will be visit a number of tech startups in Lagos. ThinkAfrica will also host a startup roundtable that will feature CEOs from successful startups in Nigeria across various industries.

Event Lineup:

Friday, December 16th, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.—ThinkAfricapresents: YAPD Welcoming & Commencement Event, an introduction of the ThinkAfrica organization to Nigeria that will include an evening of empowerment, networking, and discussion regarding Nigeria’s current socioeconomic environment highlighting opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators in the Diaspora held in Lagos, Nigeria. Location TBA shortly. Please visit our website and social media to stay updated.

Tuesday, December 20th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.—Startup Nigeria: Innovation, Collaboration & Creation: This is a fresh initiative that will consist of a panel of entrepreneurs that have created their own successful startups in Nigeria. This event will feature speakers from various industries addressing challenges relevant to starting businesses in their respective industries and how they were able to overcome them. We are inviting local residents in Nigeria and abroad to have the opportunity to attend and receive excellent exposure to a plethora of renowned entrepreneurs in the Nigerian community. This event will take place at the Le Paris Continental Hotel in Lekki Phase 1, 16 Babatunde Dabiri Street, Lagos, Nigeria.

The mission of this event is to identify opportunity for collaboration in business amongst those in the diaspora and those currently living in Nigeria.

About ThinkAfrica: ThinkAfrica is comprised of six founding members based in the Washington DC metro area: Fadekemi Adetosoye, Kinya Alexander, Collins Nzekwe, Kofo Olamide, Emmanuel Ogunsalu, and Hakeem Temidayo.

ThinkAfrica is a non-profit organization that seeks to connect the Diaspora and Africa,
provide a platform for those individuals collaborate, and in turn, create ideas that empower and promote Africa.

Follow us on social media to stay updated on all events. Instagram: @ThinkAfrica Facebook & Twitter: @WeThinkAfrica or visit our website at:



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