Sunday, May 15, 2011
Yes, There Are Tech Startups in Nigeria. Here Are My Favorites.
Last week I wrote about Computer Village, where many of the gadget-hounds in Lagos go to get their gadgety fix. But what about new technology being developed in the country? The city's tech entrepreneur scene is small, but several people are working on changing that. Oo Nwoye--� or @oothenigerian as he's known on Twitter-- is one of the more enthusiastic champions of this nascent scene. (That's him on the left.) I met him two years ago in London, where he cornered me at an event and made a case for me going to Nigeria, so he was one of the first people I contacted when I finally did. Since then, he'd moved back home. He's working on a to-be-determined startup and spending the meantime trying to galvanize a startup community. He organized a fantastic demo day to give me a taste of what people are working on.