No fewer than 1,658 angel investors, venture capital firms, start-ups, SMEs, financial institutions, policy makers, governments, multi-national corporations, foundations, non-profit organisations, entrepreneurs’ support organisations, international bilateral and multilateral institutions from 92 countries attended the conference.
Executive Director, Grand Africa Initiative Nigeria, Chinwe Okoli, was among the experts that made presentations at the congress and participated in several panel discussions.
In her submission, Ms Okoli stressed the need for public and private individuals to join forces in building communities where entrepreneurship can thrive. She pointed out the huge role of the government in creating such enabling environment for businesses with increased attention to start-ups businesses.
She suggested to the corporations to create markets start-ups, as well as universities that demonstrate value for practical entrepreneurship, research and opportunities for impact of right skills on students.
Ms Okoli, thus highlighted the importance of building communities that would develop the capacity of young people and encourage entrepreneurship even in the rural areas.
She emphasised that all stakeholders must synergise to create the support system that will encourage entrepreneurship and also nuture entrepreneurs to increase their success rates.
Source: The Sun