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 

Did you know that:
  • Wennovation new Youtube Channel is up and 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.

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.