Pat Utomi, Sim Shagaya, And Mario Valles To Keynote TENT Gathering 2013

Techie. Entrepreneurial. Nigerian. Talented (TENT), a platform that showcases, connects, adds value and inspires, hosted by Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) is set for another edition of its annual TENT Gathering. 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.

The event 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.

Keynote speakers at this year’s TENT Gathering are Sim Shagaya (CEO and Founder of and DealDey), Mario Valle (Director Business Development (Emerging Markets) at Electronic Arts) and Prof. Pat Utomi. 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 November 26-28, 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.

TENT Gathering 2013 is proudly sponsored by MainOne Cable services, Microsoft Africa and Innovate Lagos. OTEKBITS will be on ground to bring live coverage via our Twitter @OTEKBITS feed and blog afterwards.