Youth for Technology Foundation’s 3D Africa program is honored to be hosting Belgian Minister of Digital Agenda, Philippe De Backer, and his Silicon Lagoon Mission delegation in collaboration with the GE Lagos Garage.
On Friday, March 22nd, 3D Africa will present the “Building a Viable Hardware Ecosystem in Nigeria” pitch session that will feature youth-led technology start-ups and scale-ups from Nigeria. Afterward, they’ll be given the opportunity to network with the Belgian delegation as well as local and international entrepreneurs, investors, representatives from private-sector companies, and nonprofits. In addition, the prestigious Solvay Business School of Belgium will present information about entrepreneurial projects related to student trade missions and internships.
The Digital For Development Belgium platform focuses on creating a knowledge-sharing ecosystem in Belgium and stimulating private-sector development. As part of this D4D-Be initiative, Startups.be and Close the Gap collaborated to organize the three-day economic mission to Lagos. The objective of the Silicon Lagoon mission is to create opportunities for Belgian government officials and members of the press to connect with the vibrant tech startup community in Lagos in order to explore the potential of partnerships and raise awareness about Digital for Development opportunities in Africa’s most prominent tech hub.
Discover the more details about the 3-day Silicon Lagoon mission here.