Sunday, May 29, 2011

VisionInvent Joins Wennovation Platform



In fulfillment of the vision of LoftyInc, as operators of the Wennovation Program, for its use as a bridge to tap into West Africa's enormous human resources in the Diaspora for economic development, LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited is pleased to announce a first of its kind alliance with VisionInvent Inc on the stable of newly launched program known as the Wennovation Platform

VisionInvent is a design and engineering firm based in Austin, Texas and co-founded by Mr. Modupe Ajibola in 2008. A provider of hi-tech engineering, manufacturing, networking and sales services for more than two dozen innovative products, it also holds differing degrees of intellectual property protections/rights on these products singly or with top technology partners (OEMs). VisionInvent is led by Modupe Ajibola, a technology prodigy originally from Nigeria, working on over half a dozen patents applications developed in his firm. He is a graduate of Texas A & M University, and also a serial inventor and entrepreneur. 

The program developed by LoftyInc ( i.e. the Wennovation Platform) allows technologists, inventors and hi-tech entrepreneurs overseas use the "Wennovation Advantage" to build their brand, pursue projects, obtain sales and manage/execute contracts or projects wins in Nigeria, while still largely maintaining their primary residence and home office overseas. 
L-R: LoftyInc Partners, Wole Odetayo & Michael Oluwagbemi,
VisionInvent Modupe Ajibola & LoftyInc Assoc. Kingsley Onoriode
LoftyInc is proud to count VisionInvent USA and her Nigerian Subsidiary - PrimeCo Hall Limited, as the first organization taking advantage of this program. The alliance was officially kicked off on May 2, 2011 during a visit of a joint LoftyInc-Vision Invent team to the Wennovation Hub that is already yielding positive sales results to the latter organization. 

Among the products being pushed by VisionInvent in the market includes environmental sensor technologies, biometric technology solutions, back-up power applications, power regeneration and energy harnessing technologies, LED/Billboard/Electronic promotional solutions, specialty technology items as well as multi-platform consumer products like tablets and extension screen solutions for homes and offices. See VisionInvent/PrimeCo Hall Brochure.  

Speaking about his collaboration with LoftyInc, Modupe insists that "providing a program and platform by which technology developed by Nigerians overseas can be accessible to those at home, provides a collaborative framework for transforming Nigeria's economy using all her resources at home and abroad". LoftyInc looks forward to many years of productive alliance between our organizations.

The "Wennovation Platform" provides office location, project management tools and staff, as well as network and contacts to its members. For more information contact us at ideaslab@loftyincltd.biz or visit www.wennovationhub.com 

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LoftyInc congratulates our legal advisor/consultant, Barrister Tomi Lagundoye on her recent completion of a Masters Degree in Law program at the University of Texas Austin. Prior to her LLM program, Tomi graduated with a degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Ibadan before proceeding to the Nigeria Law School (BL) and was called to bar in 2007. Thereafter, she worked at the prestigious law chambers of Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie in Lagos focusing on Commercial Law especially in the Oil & Gas Sector. During her stint at University of Texas, she served as Staff Editor at the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law. 

Barr. Tomi Lagundoye and LoftyInc Exec Partner, Michael Oluwagbemi
at UT Law 2011 Sunflower Ceremony  
The LoftyInc family congratulates Tomi on her achievement, and wish her good luck in her future endeavors. Tomi formally joined the ranks of proud Longhorn lawyers at a unique "Sunflower Ceremony" held on the grounds of Frank Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center, at UT Austin on Saturday May 21 2011.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wennovation Hub Launches Complimentary WennoConsulting Sessions

As part of the strategy of attracting high quality innovative entrepreneurs onto the Wennovation Hub platform, the Wennovation Hub introduced a complimentary bi-weekly consulting sessions focused on start-ups in Lagos on May 6th, 2011.
LoftyInc Team with WennoConsulting Client #1,, Mr. Smith (3rd-L)
This complimentary first time consulting is designed to assist start-up entrepreneurs with pivotal services such as ideas refinement, business planning, strategy as well as funding advice. A team of seasoned consultant from the Entrepreneurship Development Center of Africa Leadership Forum and LoftyInc Allied Partners have been designated to sit on these sessions and provide substantive input to participating start-ups.

Client #1 was Mr. Oladapo Smith, a would-be specialty items design, and marketing entrepreneur seeking assistance with product refinement and business development guidance. At the session on which LoftyInc's Ayo Akinrotimi, Wole Odetayo and Michael Oluwagbemi sat on- constructive feedbacks that promises to launch the motivated entrepreneur were provided.

The next WennoConsulting session is scheduled for May 20th, 2011. To register, send an email indicating preference time between 9am and 3pm to ideaslab@loftyincltd.biz 

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  • Wennovation new Youtube Channel is up and running..watch clips, such as the following:

LoftyInc's Bello Bags Rice University's Highest Award & EMBA

Rice University President David Leebron w/ Idris Bello
LoftyInc's Senior Associate and management team member, Idris Bello was on Friday, May 13th 2011 bestowed with Rice University's highest award on a graduating student- the Sallyport Award at his graduation from the University's prestigious Executive Masters in Business Administration program. 


Each year the Sallyport Award recipient wears the Sallyport stole in the Commencement ceremony as an additional honor.  The winner will receive a silver bowl (with his/her name and year engraved on it) and the winner's name will also appear on a plaque in the Rice Memorial Center.

Idris Bello Congratulated by LoftyInc Partners, Michael Oluwagbemi  
Idris was able to achieve this unique distinction, while leading the Wennovation Hub program as the pioneer Program Director since October, 2010. This was in addition to Idris' various commitments including but not limited to founding Rice University's business incubation program - The Next Cool Idea. The Wennovation Program which he leads in reality was a follow-up to his pioneering experience at NCI; to the program he has brought unique experiences, insights, passion and vision that have rapidly matured the Wennovation initiative since it took off late last year.
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In his rare spare time, Idris serves on the board of Mumineen Foundation, and AfyaZima Africa Ltd, Nigeria and also serves as business director for the non-profit initiative, Libraries Across Africa. Idris proceeds to Oxford University this summer to pursue a graduate degree in Global Health.

Members of the LoftyInc family are immensely proud of Idris Bello's achievements, and feel enormously gratified and blessed to have him as a key member of our management team.