How to Build your Tech Startup


How to Build your Tech Startup

Who Should Attend?
This event will suit if you have ambitions to build a startup in the tech or creative sector and would like to build your know-how and network.

How will you Benefit?
The panel discussion will bring into focus how to start, develop and grow a business. This will also be action-oriented and based on insights from the experience and track record of the panel.

LBAcademy is a UK based Business Growth Hub open to Black and Ethnic minority (BAME) networks in the Tech & Creative sector. Subsequent events will be workshop–based with a practical orientation to building skillsets for the Tech & Creative sector.


6.00pm Arrival and Registration
6:20 pm Introduction by Richard Tandoh
Founder, Star 100
6.30pm How to build your Tech Startup
Gary Stewart Director, Wayra UK
6.50pm Startup Entrepreneur Panel
Open and interactive discussion
7:50 pm Roundup by Gboyega Awokoya
Founder, LBAcademy
8:00pm Close by Toni Osoba
Community Manager, LBAcademy
Social Meetup afterwards at ‘Flat Iron Square’.

Keynote speaker:

gary stewartGary Stewart @garystew
Director of Wayra UK and Telefónica Open Future_ UK

Gary co-founded, a Barcelona start-up that raised over €4M in funding before being sold. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he worked as a lawyer in New York, Spain and London. Gary graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University and was the Executive Editor of The Yale Journal at Yale Law School.

Host: Gboyega Awokoya @LBSAcademy
Founder, Lagos Business Academy
Gboyega is known as “Business Growth Coach London” since he provides support across various industry sectors, based on his work experience as Digital Project Manager, Microsoft Partner and UK Export Underwriter. He is also co-Founder of the East London Export Club.

Moderator: Richard Tandoh @richardtandoh
Publisher of Private Equity Africa
Start-up reporting on private equity fundraising and deal making in Africa.

Startup Entrepreneur Panel

Nzube Ufodike @Nzube
Co-Founder, Professionals for Africa
Louisa Mensah @AgileInAfrica
Agile Coach, Agile in Africa
Paris Petgrave @rareseedcapital
Founder, Rare Seed capital
Oyin Solebo @MoveMeBack
Co-Founder, MoveMeBack
Dotun Olowoporoku @drdotun
Managing Partner, Starta Advisory
Mark Martin @Urban_Teacher
Co-Founder, UKBlackTech

But how can startup founders build and profitably scale their products and services ?
How can they tackle challenges such as an enabling busines network and access to finance?

Attend this event where our expert panel of founders, entrepreneurs and startups will share their insights on the issues that are affect your startup;s growth and scale. This event will facilitate interactive discussions with practical tips, inspiration and useful resources shared by our panellists.

This event will suit #Tech #Startup #BAME #Founder and Entreprenurs who want to #network and share insights!


OK to arrive early and meetup at The Bridge cafe
Please direct all enquiries to
For any enquiries, send text msg to 07985213071

Photographs and video will be taken at this event to help LBAcademy with UKTech Startup advocacy for BAME groups.

Date and time
Wed, 27 September 2017 18:00 – 20:00 BST

The Bridge, 81-83 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0NQ

Supported by:

Business Projects Consult Ltd