Thursday, November 03, 2011

New Day(s) at the Wennovation Hub

Just as the first Wennovation Camp incubation cycle got underway starting on November 2nd,  we are glad to announce the launch of  a fresh website for our deserving followers. With better animations, more media, and hopefully more updates on the activities of our "Wennopreneurs" at the hub...Visit the new website @ 

The Wennovation Bootcamp was launched on Wednesday with the seven future "wennopreneurs" and various mentors coming together for one goal: launch two solid viable business built around the idea that high impact businesses need not obtain that million dollar contract to take off, but can be built on collaboration, network and efficient use of limited resources.

In attendance on Day One were the CEO of Bead Emporium- a fast growing jeweler & fashion retail outlet based in Nigeria & UK, Ms. Oyinda Osonowo sharing insights on what it takes to survive as entrepreneurs. Imploring the fresh minds in attendance to "fail as much as you like but never give up", she set a very high standard for subsequent would-be mentors for the program. Also in attendance on day one was tech social blogger and commentator, Jesse Oguntimehin. Attendees spent most of the day getting orientated to the unique cultures at the hub, while drawing fresh insights from the wellspring of wisdom offered by many in attendance.

Day Two held much promise, as a rapid WennoConsulting sessions were scheduled with top flight consultants from the ALF Entrepreneurship Development Center. This got up to a quick start, and got the teams started on a path to going from ideas to funding in six weeks with four separate consultants. The day was topped with a working session with Mr. Demola Idowu of Silveredge Projects -a medical technology and e-learning development company. The hands-on session was so transformative for the participants that the hub is still buzzing with the fresh insights offered by our invited Guests. Our thanks to everyone and especially our guests for making Day 1 & 2 of the Wennovation Camp 1.0 a resounding success.

For more information on the Wennovation Camp 1.0 focused on mobile application development and supported by Google Africa & MIT-AITI, email us at 

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