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iQube has designed its next forum to meet 3 key objectives: provide information about the world’s fastest growing continent – Africa as an investment opportunity to the investor community and other stakeholders; promote the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in the emerging market and support the execution of new ventures.

Theme: The African Enterprise

Venue: Nelson Mandela Hall, Said Business School, University of Oxford

Time: 10:00 am

University of Oxford has been selected as the venue for this event because of what it represents – knowledge and history. For Africa to realize its potentials, appropriate avenues for discussions must be created. More importantly, programs that trigger development within the continent must be promoted. Consequently, iQube will honour winners of the Innovation Challenge, which was launched in 2013. The Innovation Challenge is a uniquely designed annual contest organised with an objective to promote and reward innovation in Africa. Over 500 entries were received this year. Based on the phenomenal ideas that have been presented, there are strong indications that iQube would ultimately become a major catalyst for economic growth in the continent.

iQube is designed to foster knowledge-sharing and collaboration within corporate business communities. It is characterized by 3 ‘I’s – Innovation, Inspiration and Insight. It focuses on promoting knowledge sharing, collaboration and out of the box thinking among members of the business environment and the wider public. iQube provides insights through periodic publications, multimedia resources and forums.

The maiden edition iQube 2012 was held 31st October 2012 at the City Hall, Lagos with the theme, ‘Back to the Future’ – suggesting that businesses can draw insights from past experiences and use them in developing innovative approaches that provide pragmatic solutions for the future. iQube 2012 featured prominent thought leaders including Bismarck Rewane (an economist), Ibukun Awosika (an entrepreneur) and Babtunde Raji Fashola, Executive Governor of Lagos state, Nigeria. The event was covered by local and international media partners such as CNBC Africa.

 

Geetha Tharmaratnam
Speaker

Location:
United Kingdom
Fields:
Business 
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Julian Kyula
Speaker

Location:
Kenya
Fields:
Business Technology 
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Marc Ventresca
Speaker

Location:
Oxford, UK
Fields:
Innovation 
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