Silicon Valley group partners Nigeria to assist tech startups

con Valley-Nigeria Economic Development, a U.S.-based tech startup company, and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency, SMEDAN, have partnered to assist Nigerian startups with funding and digital skills.

Chairman of SV-NED, Temitope Ajayi, told the News Agency of Nigeria on the sidelines of the ’21st Century Women and Youth in Innovation Technology conference at the UN headquarters in New York.

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NIGERIA CONTINUES TO BRIDGE THE GAP WITH SILICON VALLEY TO INCREASE ECONOMIC GAIN

Recently, SV-NED, an organization set up to help bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and Nigeria, held a three-day economic summit to facilitate Nigeria’s job market strategy. The goal of the summit was to help leaders understand how the market works and where the potential opportunities are when it pertains to connecting Africans to the Silicon Valley market.

During the summit, the organization took several trips that included visiting Tesla Motors, the San Jose Mayor’s office, and Nextplay, a growing events community that hosts over 4000 black and Latino professionals of color in tech.

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Denise Williams
Ikeja Computer Village generates N1.5bn daily –CAPDAN

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley Nigeria Economic Development Incorporated, Chief Temitope Ajayi, said the partnership with CAPDAN was in continuation of the SV-NED’s efforts to build a bridge between Nigerian emerging market and the US technology giants that could transform Nigeria’s products, market and professionals.

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Denise Williams
Experts move to replicate Silicon Valley in Nigeria

In 2017, revenues from paid apps, subscriptions, and in-app purchases rose by 35 per cent with users spending nearly $60 billion on apps on Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store according to a report by Sensor Tower, a global Store Intelligence Digest.

Based on these statistics, Silicon Valley Nigerian Economic Development (SV-NED Inc), a company dedicated to the establishment of a strategic, bilateral economic relationship between the country and Silicon Valley, America’s biggest technology hub, is set to train, retain and recruit gifted Nigerians for internship and full time employment placement in leading technology firms around the world.

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Denise Williams
Why We Are Bringing Silicon Valley to Nigeria

Whenever I see young Nigerians, I see potential millionaires and billionaires but nobody has introduced the Ecosystem to them yet. There is no rocket science to it; it is business. If somebody invests in you, puts you in his incubator where you produce an app, you have to do your part and share the proceeds. 

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Denise Williams
You Have Heard of Wikipedia, But Have You Heard of Nigeria’s own PagePedia?

A once small startup now a major competitor in data information management has emerged out of the motherland of Africa, Nigeria to be exact. Silicon Valley - Nigeria Economic Development (SV-NED Inc.) is the leading accelerator company building a bridge for Pagepedia to become a global powerhouse in verified identity information management solution for emerging countries worldwide. 

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‘His Imperial Majesty Has Arrived’ — Nigerian King Visits Silicon Valley

On a clear, cool and beautiful Monday morning at San Francisco International Airport, a figure emerged from the baggage claim. Dressed in traditional Yoruba attire and surrounded by servants destined to remain by his side for the remainder of his life, his official announcer declared: “His Imperial Majesty has arrived!” He shouted loud enough that passengers made no mistake that Nigerian royalty has arrived, and what followed was pure pandemonium. Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II is the 51st Monarch and Ooni of Ife. This title is reserved for the King of some 50 million Yoruba Nigerians. While there were plenty of fanfare for the arrival of the King to the Bay Area, it was clear he had one thing on his mind — business.

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