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Uwem Uwemakpan is the VP, Operations at Ingressive Capital, located in Lagos Nigeria. Ingressive Capital invests in Pre-Seed to Seed, tech-enabled companies based in Sub-Saharan Africa Prior to this, he ran the largest effort towards entrepreneurship in Africa by a private individual, a $100 million dollar initiative to fund, train, mentor entrepreneurs across Africa - The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme. He drives 'The Afropreneur Network', an initiative dedicated to growing the African Entrepreneur and also sits on the 2018 Advisory Board of the South By SouthWest (SXSW) Accelerator, Injini (Africa's EdTech Incubator), and the Lagos ambassador for Startupbootcamp. He believes entrepreneurship is key to Africa's development and as such invests his time and resources in initiatives that help the African Entrepreneur grow.