Aso Villa Demo Day holds today, September 2, 2016 in Abuja, and a lot of startups and tech developers have turned up to participate.
The event aimed at promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, job creation and economic growth through the use of new and emerging technologies.
One surprising guest at the event is Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook who arrived the country from Kenya, for the event, and a meeting with the president Muhammmadu Buhari.
How often does Zuckerberg wear a suit? Well he is today, in Aso Rock where he has just ended a meeting with President Buhari & VP Osinbajo
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) September 2, 2016
30 startups which were initially selected to pitch at Aso Villa Demo Day will get the opportunity to meet with Mark Zuckerberg at the event.
At the end of the bootcamp/pitch sessions, a fireside chat that featured key players in the Nigerian tech ecosystem including Iyin Aboyeji and Kola Aina was had. The VP Public Policy EMEA for Facebook, Richard Allan was also present at the chat and there were discussions that touched on investment, connectivity, and economic policies.