Adejoke is a semi-nerd who loves to wear socks with heels.
She is currently the Chief operating officer at DigiEngage Nigeria, and has a strong interest in small businesses and good food.
An ardent EDM fan and data lover, Adejoke spends time hosting local House Music events and coordinating digital marketing trainings. Her Kindle and headphones are her favorite accessories.
Ore Ajewole is a fan of Oprah, Coca-Cola and content marketing; in no particular order. She enjoys the occasional odd conversation, the scent of musty old books and compelling marketing campaigns. Her greatest ambitions include hosting a syndicated talk show and climbing Mt. Everest.
Ore currently works as a freelance content marketer and often enjoys playing host at events.
I have always played the role of the community builder and ecosystem architect. Based on my educational and career background, I am able to connect several sectors (and people in those sectors) including the academia, private sector (especially the technology and media industries), civil society organisations/non-governmental organisations and government agencies. A lot of these experiences and relationships were acquired through volunteering for leadership roles and I have been responsible for managing various communities e.g. Startup Grind Lagos (a global community of entrepreneurs actively educating, inspiring and connecting founders to partners). I am also currently a co-founder for Ventures Dialogue (a platform for education, collaboration and dissemination of opportunities tailored to meet the specific needs of African founders and entrepreneurs, especially access to capital). I am an experienced TEDx organiser (having co-organised 3 TEDxIfe events in the past) and have been licensed by TED to host TEDxYaba event which would bring together some of the top innovators and thinkers within the region.
I have several years of project and operations management experience and I am currently the Operations Manager for the Social Programmes Strategic Business Unit at Venture Garden Group where I oversee the development of technology platforms to support the work of the National Social Investment Office in the Nigerian Vice-President’s office. Prior to this, I was the Project Manager for Special Projects at Venture Garden Group, where I managed some of the company’s innovation and entrepreneurship development efforts, including designing the accelerator programme for the Garden Institute of Business and Entrepreneurship. I hold a bachelors degree in Engineering Physics and a masters degree in Environmental Control and Management both from Obafemi Awolowo University and a Certificate in Disciplined Entrepreneurship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology amongst other qualifications.
At the heart of all these is a passion for finding innovative solutions to problems, especially how African innovators can harness technology to solve indigenous and local problems.
Innocent is an amateur photographer, a content developer and project manager whose interests vary wildly from art to technology, social media, traditional journalism, educational reforms, movie reviews, to mention but a few. He is an IT enthusiast, a media analyst and a literary critic. He also offers advice on social media strategy for Roving Heights Book Distribution, Sankofa Initiative for Culture and Development and Fourth Canvas Design Agency.
Innocent is an Art Administator and Project Manager with Invisible Borders.
Yvonne is a Communications professional. In the past 6 years, she has worked across different organisations, in capacities that allowed her develop and execute brand communication strategies, marketing campaigns, driven several communications-based projects, managed agencies, media and community relations.
She is also a writer (and ghostwriter) as well as film & literary critic. She has written (and ghost-written) for various organisations and publications.
When she is not doing any of these, she is looking for meet-ups to host and parties where she will dance and dance. Admittedly, she cannot sing to save her life but she’s got energy for days and a very loud laughter.
Yvonne holds a degree in English from the University of Lagos.