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The Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka will host young techies, tech professionals, academia, media, investors and about 300 students with keen interest in ICT solutions at the 4th annual TENT Gathering from November 24th through 26th 2015.
With the likes of Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem (Chairman, Teledom Group), ‘Gbenga Sesan (Executive Director, PIN), Chude Jideonwo (Managing Partner, Red Media Africa), Dr. Adeniran Oluwaranti (HOD, Computer Science- O.A.U, Ile-Ife), Emeka Okoye (CEO, Cymantics Nigeria), Olusola Amusan (Citizenship Manager, Microsoft Nigeria), Adeboye Adegoke (ICT Policy Manager, PIN), Odunoluwa Longe (Co-Founder, All things Strategy and Development), Omotunde Seyi James (CEO, Surfweb Nigeria), Dimgba Kalu, (Lead Developer, Integrated Business Network) Okoye Nzubechukwu (Google Developers Group, Enugu) and Kendra Nnachi (Audience Evangelism Manager, Microsoft Nigeria) sharing relevant experiences to help young tech enthusiasts move their ideas towards reality, the platform is poised to realize its big vision; which to help jumpstart the culture of innovation and enterprise in the mould of global technology brands which all began from the university halls of their young founders.



T.E.N.T is PIN’s response to the huge need to reverse the current trend in youth unemployment in Nigeria, and institute a culture of graduating with business plans (or businesses) and not resumes. The platform provides a space where young Nigerians are not afraid of failure, as an opportunity to learn, and where budding Nigerian technopreneurs can showcase their work, connect with resources, add value to market and inspire innovation.
The final day of the gathering focuses on demos of products and services by young techies who hope to use the opportunity of the Gathering to launch their products/services. A panel of investors and mentors would listen to the presentations and give feedback that could help improve their product/service. It is expected that there would be requests for additional meetings or announcements of support for projects that catch attention.
The Taiwo Bankole Ogunyemi Prize is won during a keen contest where teams from various tertiary institutions present a demo of product or service to a panel of judges. The winning schools are determined based on factors like product relevance, potential for impact, appropriate use of technology and creativity among others. In 2014, the star Prize was won by Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; with Nnamdi Azikwe University and University of Benin emerging as first and second runners up respectively. The TAIWO BANKOLE OGUNYEMI Prize for 2015 has been announced as N1 million.

For more information please contact:
Adebola Agbaje, Project Manager, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, +234 1 342 62 45

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