Startup Grind is a global startup community for entrepreneurs, founders, innovators, educators and investors alike to educate, inspire and network with each other. Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Startup Grind has reached about 100 cities in 42 countries where local events are hosted, ideally on a monthly basis.
The Lagos chapter of Startup Grind returns this month after a 3-month long hiatus. This month’s edition will be host to 2U Inc founder, Jeremy Johnson. Johnson founded his first company, a marketplace for virtual currency, at 15 and his second, a social network around the college admissions process, at 21 while a student at Princeton University. He left Princeton to lead the venture until its acquisition by Zinch in 2007. In 2008, at 24, Jeremy co-founded 2U with John Katzman (founder of the Princeton Review) and Chip Paucek (CEO of Hooked on Phonics), leveraging digital innovations to bring top tier education online.
Iyinoluwa will also be on ground. He is a Nigerian serial entrepreneur with several years of experience running social ventures in the education technology and publishing space. When he was 18, he worked as an intern with the World Youth Alliance in the United Nations Headquarters. Then he went on to run one of Canada’s largest student owned publishing houses, Imprint Publications as President of the Board. Prior to Fora, Iyinoluwa helped found and run Bookneto Inc, an social e-learning platform for University professors to independently teach online courses. Bookneto Inc. was acquired in 2013.
Details for the event are as follows:
Date: Saturday 14 June 2014
Time: 3 pm – 6 pm
Venue: Kaiven Ventures Partners, 7B Acme Road, Ogba
Tickets to the event are on sale online, or at the door, for N1,500/$10 (N 500 for Students). Tickets include food and soft drinks.
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