At the Lagos Startup Week, 2022, stakeholders, startup teams, and tech enthusiasts from Africa and beyond gathered to explore What's Next. The event was a massive success but there’s been an unanticipated success since we closed the curtains on LSW, 2022.
What happened post-LSW 22?
Big wins for the ecosystem and our partners nor exhibitors have been spared. Our partners have announced further rounds of Investments - from seed to series to getting backed by Google, and we anticipate more success to come.
You can say the W in LSW stands for Wins.
So What’s Next?
According to a McKinsey report shining a light on expected growth trends in African fintech over the next few years. "Africa’s financial-technology company revenue may soar to $30.3bn by 2025 – eight times higher than in 2020 – as a growing, young and under-banked population gets more access to the internet, McKinsey & Co, said." Continue reading
Beyond Fintech, we expect more to happen across many industries like entertainment and the creator economy.
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