Every march of each year, hundreds of young start-ups, youths and entrepreneurs gather in Lagos to be trained and be inspired by world class thoughts leaders, innovators, business practitioners, successful entrepreneurs, content creators digital media experts in the annual entrepreneurship conference – #TheCamp.
This year’s event runs from the 7th to the 8th of March. As long as technology continues to be the paradigm of the future, this event will continue to expand in scope and capacity.
The Camp West is West Africa’s premier conference and entrepreneurship program for start-ups and young entrepreneurs. The mission is to discover and bring together start-ups and young entrepreneurs in West Africa to share ideas, learn and network while helping them understand the market trends, insights, meet key industry players and connect them to resources they need to build their brands. The event which started in 2015 has seen in attendance over 200 young entrepreneurs and start-ups from across Nigeria, as well as 5 West African countries including Ghana, Liberia, Benin Republic, and Cameroon. We bring over 13 speakers, hosts, and panelists with different ideas and experiences.
Themed “DISRUPT”, we are going to be shifting our focus to the businesses that are driving the West, the ideas that have worked, the challenges being faced by young entrepreneurs and how to overcome them, how technology is aiding growth and the tools that is needed to disrupt the market or be the ideas disrupting the current trends while building and uniting our communities.
The Camp 2-day programming focuses on ideas, trends, insights, business practices and policy that leverage technology to build and manage businesses, transform industries and communities across West Africa.The last edition of the event – #TheCamp19 with the theme ‘TIME’ was made possible by the contribution and support from over 20 brands across the sub-region
KEY EVENTS ACROSS THE DAYS INCLUDE:
SPEAKING BEYOND GENDER
The Camp is committed to ensuring women are an integral part of conference programming and ongoing initiatives. Hence, women are represented in all panels, sessions and the general programming throughout the conference.
FOOD IN 5 MINUTES
This is a session to breakout and eat a quickly made West African food commonly considered as stressful meals to make.One thing we have come to understand from our deeply rich culture in the West is that the best conversations happen with a meal at hand, and that the best moments are between the times we savour a new delicacy with a new friend, so, why not use this opportunity to meet and converse richly with that new friend?
MIAZ DESIGNS BREAK
The best time to get challenged is in between sessions that just brought you new ideas, but the best time to get inspired is in a session that helps you understand you can begin your personal branding by yourself. How about learning news ways to brand yourself while you wait for the flow of income to higher another?
FUTURE OF A DIGITALLY POWERED WESTThis session will bring the light on what the future will look like when the African youths are digitally powered and the lots we hope to achieve with it. #STORIESOFOURTIMEThis session will broaden our minds on the power we posses with our stories and the distance they can go to shape the society positively.#TheCamp20 will be held at Sunfit International, by Apple Junction, Festac Town, Lagos. To learn more about #TheCamp20, visit: http://bit.lytchome/. For the latest news and updates, follow The Camp West on Twitter via @TheCampWest or on Facebook via facebook.com/TheCampWest #TheCamp20 Partners include: The Guardian, Google, Mediafits, Miaz Designs, QliqMedia, Naira Diary, Edubridge, Meccil Concepts, Sun Newspapers, etc.