How to Start & Scale: Entrepreneurship and Networking in 2020

Oct 11, 2020, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

We are excited to present our next event, a fireside chat with Uwem Uwemakpan, where we'll be talking about entrepreneurship and networking in the post Covid world. Uwem is the Director of Fund Operations at Ingressive Capital, and Heads Startup Grind Lagos along with being a startup coach. He helps Entrepreneurs gain the clarity they need to turn their idea/passions into profitable businesses.

Virtual event

About this event

Limited attendance, please secure admission ticket to receive registration link.

  • Who: Uwem Uwemakpan, Investor, Entrepreneur, Community Builder, Startup Coach
  • What: Fireside Chat
  • Where: Virtual (link will be emailed)
  • When: Sunday, October 11th, from 6:00-8:00 pm
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In this fireside chat with Uwem Uwemakpan, We'll be having a discussion about the updated skill sets that are needed in a Startup-Founder and the power of digital marketing in today's world. We'll also be talking about the impact that Covid-19 has had in the startup ecosystem and the difficulties it has posed to networking and being an entrepreneur as a whole.

Speaker Bio:

Uwem is the Director of Fund Operations at Ingressive Capital, a venture capital firm focused on funding the next generation of African innovators across Africa and has been focusing on building Entrepreneurship ecosystems that empower Entrepreneurs to be the best they can be.

Prior to this, he served as the Entrepreneurship Programme Manager, and the founding team of the largest Pan-African Entrepreneurship Programme, a $100 million initiative – The Tony Elumelu Foundation, which he led for 5 years and surpassed the 10-year goal of training, mentoring and funding 10,000 entrepreneurs.

Uwem has affiliations to reputable organisations like Startup Grind, SXSW Pitch, Startupbootcamp Africa, Africa Entrepreneurship Awards, Global Startup Ecosystem and Injinni (Africa’s first edtech incubator). He believes entrepreneurship is key to a country’s development and as such invests his time and resources in initiatives that help an Entrepreneur grow.

Check out what happened


  • Uwem Uwemakpan


    Startup Grind Lagos


  • Harsh Vardhan

    Startup-Grind BBSR

    Event Manager

  • Aayush Vats

    Startup Grind Bhubaneswar

    Chapter Director



Sunday, October 11, 2020
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM UTC


Pre Call and Introductions
FireSide Chat
Q & A


  • Aayush Vats

    Startup Grind Bhubaneswar

    Chapter Director

  • Someshwar Tripathi

    Startup Grind BBSR

    Head of Public Relations

  • Harsh Vardhan

    Startup-Grind BBSR

    Event Manager


  • Aayush Vats

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Prachi Arunima

    Startup Grind Bhubaneswar

    Chapter Co-director

  • Deepank Saini

    Event Manager

  • Nandini Mishra

    StartupGrind Bhubaneswar

    Director- KIIT

  • Aastha Vij

    Social Media Manager

  • Pradeep Pal Singh Negi

    HR Lead

  • Swati Kapoor

    Startup Grind Bhubaneshwar

    Research Lead

  • Shreyas Pande

    Co-director - KIIT

  • Aashish Singh

    Operations Manager

  • Harsh Vardhan

    Startup Grind Bhubaneswar


  • Satyaprakash Sahoo

    Startup Grind Delhi NCR

    Community Manager

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