The Web Summit has been an exciting experience from the point when we were interviewed on Skype in Nigeria to preparations, making the trip, actually attending and exhibiting. By exhibiting, we’ve been able to gain a lot of attention for our startup and indeed our country. We’ve been able to show the world that there is a sizeable amount of legitimate ventures actually coming from Nigeria and they should look out for more. We were one of only two startups both from Nigeria putting up representation for the entire sub Saharan Africa at the event and that meant a lot to us.
At the web summit, we met a lot of other startups and prospective partners and we’re sure a lot of alliances will be formed in the coming months after we’ve returned to our base.
We were also lucky enough to get the opportunity to speak to some investors some of whom actually had interest in African ventures.
There are a few challenges we’ve faced but our passion has been able to keep us going and sailing through. Some of these include infrastructural challenges and the need to put in extra effort to build trust.
The Western European tech scene right now is buzzing and exciting and we’ve been able to meet and interface with a few of them and exchange ideas. The future looks very bright I must say.