Techie. Entrepreneurial. Nigerian. Talented (TENT), a platform that showcases, connects, adds value and inspires is hosted by Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN). The platform fills an existing gap and also provides a place where budding Nigerian technoprenuers can showcase their work, connect with resources, add value to market and inspire innovation while building a sustainable business that they will run after graduation.
TENT features an annual event and also searches for unconnected tech enthusiasts who have the potential of building on globally accessible technology products or leading a new product development cycle for local companies. TENT Gathering 2013 is proudly sponsored by MainOne Cable services, Microsoft Africa and Innovate Lagos.
Keynote speakers at this year’s TENT Gathering are Sim Shagaya (CEO and Founder of www.konga.com and www.dealdey.com) and Mario Valle (Director Business Development (Emerging Markets) at Electronic Arts). Prof. Pat Utomi is the Closing Keynote speaker. Other speakers include Oreoluwa Somolu (W.TEC), Emeka Okoye (Vikanti), Osayi Alile Oruene (WimBiz), Chude Jideonwo (RED Media), Emmanuel Oluwatosin (Nokia) and Victor Asemota (Swifta).
The theme for the 2013 edition of TENT Gathering is Competence. Collaboration. Competition and the event holds from Tuesday 26th November to Thursday 28th November 2013 at the Lagos eLearning Centre, Odunlami Street, Lagos.
Confirmed participants for TENT Gathering 2013 include students from Lagos State Polytechnic, Benson Idahosa University, Covenant University, Federal University of Technology Akure, University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, Lagos State University, Yaba College of Technology, Adekunle Ajasin University, University of Ilorin, National Open University of Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University, Federal University Agriculture Abeokuta, Babcock University, Covenant University, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomosho, Kogi State University, Tai Solarin University of Education, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Kwara Polytechnic, University of Uyo and University of Calabar, among others.