Lagos is undoubtedly Nigeria’s economic nerve center.
But more importantly, it is the home to the largest technology cluster in the country, with many tech labs, hubs and start-ups springing up on a daily basis.
Another one just berthed in Lagos – Zone Tech Park.
The brain child of Bolaji Olagunju, a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Workforce Group, the $6.5 million worth park was launched with the singular aim of creating the necessary infrastructure and environment needed to help African startups to scale up and compete globally.
It is touted to be “Africa’s largest tech hub, solving Africa’s grandest challenges.”
“Zone Tech will change the status quo and help individuals and their businesses to realise their full potential through education, venture building and strategic enterprise support.
“Supporting this startups will help to push up the needed workforce that is lacking in the country,” he points out.
“The power of the tech ecosystem is such that one cannot do things on its own, there is need for partnerships. That is what Zone Tech Park is all about.”
Indeed it is strictly a technology hub and Nigerian business-to-business venture builder.
Strong manpower, facilities
Zone Tech Park is expected to provide a team of experienced in-house software developers and designers to work with the startups.
The park currently boasts of facilities, such as 100-capacity meeting rooms as well as 650-capacity event and conference halls.
“Zone Tech Park, a venture builder for startups that has come to turn great ideas into products and services quickly, efficiently and profitably,” says Toro Orero, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
“It is one of the nation’s premier technology park, a dynamic community, where innovation and business leaders meet, emerging companies and techniques giants work side-by-side,” he added.
Based on the organizational structure, the Zone Tech’s startups will have direct access to more than 400 domestic and international corporations.
The park is unique from similar technology hubs in Africa because it is open to startups at all stages in their life cycle, from ideas on paper to maturity.
Nigerian techpreneurs; over to you!