Kola Aina (Emerging Platforms Limited)

Jan 9, 2015, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Chelsea Hotel, Plot 374 E, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja, 900288

Kola has a very keen passion for nurturing new ventures and driving innovative thinking. His experience in finance, corporate strategy, business development and technology, helps he do this conveniently. He is the Co-Founder of Emerging Platforms, an IT firm, and the Managing Partner of Paradigm Diversified Capital, an Investment firm. Both firms are multi million naira ventures.

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About this event

Kola is a serial entrepreneur and a tireless creative. He has successfully nurtured several start-ups in technology, media, venture capital, agriculture, infrastructure and property development. He is currently theChief Executive Officer of Emerging Platforms Ltd, a software and technology firm that specializes in developing innovative technology based solutions in education, national security, governance and healthcare sectors. He is also a partner at Paradigm Diversified Capital Limited - a holding company and start-up catalyst with interest across sectors. Prior to focusing on full time entrepreneurship Kola had professional experience in corporate finance, administration, corporate turnaround and strategy, having started of as a financial analyst. Most recently, his company is creating a shared services platform that will serve as a launch pad for other innovative and disruptive ventures. Kola is an investor, and is always searching for new ideas and projects to support. He makes active time available to mentor the next generation of entrepreneurs, and to incubate the next wave of disruptive businesses. He is passionate about driving innovation and evaluating new synergistic business models & relationships. Kola's specialties are: Technology Design & Implementation, Disruptive Software, Financial Planning & Analysis, Modeling, Business Model Generation, Product Design & Identity, Finance Transformation, Operation & Process Improvement, Corporate Strategy & Implementation, Project Management. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA specialized in Finance. He is married with two (2) children; loves art, music and wristwatches. Kola is an apostle of grit and a firm believer in excellence.

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  • Kola Aina

    Emerging Platforms Limited



Friday, January 9, 2015
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC


5:00 PMNetworking and Food
6:00 PMFireside Chat
7:00 PMNetworking


  • Stephen Paul

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Leslie Dongh



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