As part of its commitment to lead Africa’s entrepreneurial scene, expose upcoming entrepreneurs to resources, innovation, and insights that could facilitate their success while playing our role in achieving some of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Smepeaks team is taking a nudge higher by launching Africa’s very first platform to share and learn from failure stories of African entrepreneurs – MessedUp!
Smepeaks, a full-fledged business-media company dedicated to featuring real insight on SMEs, entrepreneurship, businesses, innovations, finance, technology, industry trends and enterprising stories in Nigeria and Africa at large has themed the maiden edition of the Messed Up! Conference as: “Milking timeless lessons from Founders’ Failures”. The conference will feature various founders who failed at one point or the other, and they will be sharing their experiences with everyone present at the event. The goal is for all to leverage past pains to build future gains.
“Young as we are, we have realized that facing our most dreaded mistakes head-on and talking about our painful messes is the best way we can grow, build, and most especially, avoid repeating disastrous cycles of failure and frustration in our journey to liberating the nation’s struggling economy and creating the Africa of our dream.” Said Grace Akinosun, Founder and Lead Publisher at Smepeaks.
In partnership with Fastlaunch Incubator, Inklar, SME Hack, TechWheel, TechEconomy, The Hook, MessedUp! Conference will take place on the 8th September 2018 at the Fastlaunch Incubator, 9b, Dina Adedotun Crescent, Maryland, Lagos from 9:00 am.
The discussions will concentrate on the following themes:
- Failing forward, a myth or a reality?
- Failure, as an essential ingredient for long-lasting Success
- Panelists of Founders sharing their failure experiences
- Hit session (Ask me anything on investment, startup, product development, funding, etc).
- Product/business showcase and networking
Speakers range from seasoned entrepreneurs who have failed at some point or the other and triumphed including Olaniyi Adeosun (CEO Total Infotech & Telecoms) , Tochukwu Egesi (CEO, Identity Tech), Joseph Agunbiade (CEO Univelcity), Oyenuga Olanrewaju (CEO, Ebony Chrystals & Gold), George Akande (Cofounder, Fastlaunch Incubator) and many more.
Interested in attending the event, you can register here.