From Idea to Lunch: Navigating the Startup Journey / Balogun Danjuma of Ibadan Tech Expo & Lukman Ib

May 12, 2:30 – 5:30 PM

LeadersHub NG, 1b , Dejo Oyelese Street , Adeyi Ave, Bodija ., Ibadan, 200221

Join us for an inspiring evening as we explore the journey from idea to success in the startup world. Our panel of experienced founders will share their insights, challenges, and triumphs, providing valuable guidance for aspiring entrepreneurs.

In-person event
Fireside ChatPanel Discussion

About this event

Title: "From Idea to Success: Navigating the Startup Journey"

Welcome to Startup Grind Ibadan's inaugural event, "From Idea to Success: Navigating the Startup Journey." Over the next three hours, we'll embark on a transformative exploration of entrepreneurship, filled with networking opportunities, engaging fireside chats, and meaningful connections. Join us as we uncover the secrets to turning your ideas into reality and navigating the complexities of the startup world.


Networking and Food (First Hour):

Step into a vibrant atmosphere buzzing with energy and excitement. Mingle with fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts as the scent of delicious food fills the air. This isn't just networking—it's the foundation of a supportive community where ideas are born, connections are made, and dreams come to life.

Fireside Chat with Balogun Danjuma and Ibrahim Lukman (Second Hour):

As the networking hour draws to a close, the focus shifts to the main event: a fireside chat with two visionary entrepreneurs, Balogun Danjuma and Ibrahim Lukman.

Balogun Danjuma is a visionary entrepreneur and tech pioneer who has led Larva Technologies to great success. His groundbreaking idea for the Ibadan Tech Expo and his journey to building an innovative startup have set him apart as a true leader in the ecosystem.

Ibrahim Lukman is the CEO and Product Lead at Halal, the first shariah-compliant digital bank in Nigeria. His ethical principles and shariah-guided lifestyle influence his drive to provide ethical financing to struggling businesses. As a venture builder and product designer, Lukman has supported several startups in building their products and reaching the market faster.

Topics of Discussion:

The Genesis of Larva Technologies and Halal: From idea to inception.

Navigating the Challenges of Entrepreneurship: Lessons learned along the way.

The Ibadan Tech Expo Success Story and Ethical Banking: Turning visions into reality.

Building a Thriving Startup Ecosystem in Ibadan: Opportunities and challenges.

The Future of Entrepreneurship in Nigeria: Trends and predictions.

Networking and Connection (Third Hour):

As the fireside chat concludes, the final hour of the event is dedicated to networking and connection. This is an opportunity to forge genuine relationships with like-minded individuals who share your passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. Every interaction offers a chance to grow your network and expand your horizons.


As we wrap up our inaugural event, "From Idea to Success: Navigating the Startup Journey," we're reminded that entrepreneurship is more than just a career—it's a calling, a journey, and a community. Thank you for joining us on this transformative exploration of entrepreneurship, and we look forward to seeing you at future Startup Grind Ibadan events. Until then, keep dreaming, keep innovating, and never stop believing in the power of your ideas!

Check out what happened


  • Balogun Danjuma

    Larva Technology


  • Ibrahim Lukman

    Halal Payment

    CEO & Product Lead


  • Mayokun Adeoti

    Standard Business Operating Systems (SBOS)


  • Ahmad Fahim Didar

    Startup Grind

    Community Manager



Sunday, May 12, 2024
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM UTC


Networking, Food , Fireside Chart , Networking


  • Umar Olamilekan Muzamil

    Social Arab Reporters



  • Umar Muzamil

    Start-Up Grind Ibadan

    Chapter Director

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