Product Hunt Launched in Lagos Tech EcoSystem
Product Hunt, a community where people share and talk about the latest tech products, mobile apps and books was held for the first time in Lagos, on Saturday May 21, 2017.
#ProductHuntLagos was a mix of interactive session, demos and presentations, with some startup founders, developers and tech enthusiasts in attendance.
Demos and presentations were made by Nnamdi Azodo, Product Owner at ALAT by WEMA (digital banking app), Gabriel Esu, Product Lead , Hirefreehands (freelancing), John Oke, Co-Founder of Wallet.ng (fintech) and Abiola Usman, CTO of Ajo Africa (crowdsourced location-identifier for consumers and businesses).
Product Hunt prides itself as a discovery site for ‘your next favorite thing’, a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
Abati told Outrepreneurs the event was brought to Nigeria for the first time, because the country’s tech ecosystem is evolving and gaining global attention.
“The Product Hunt started because of the need to be updated in new trends and technology,” says Abati. “This is where you get your new product trend and we are having the first meeting in Lagos Nigeria.”
“Everybody is excited about what is happening in Lagos and in Nigeria. This is the first time Product is being held in Nigeria. We feel fulfilled to be part of this meet-up. We just want to take it to the next level, by having these offline meet-ups where people can gather and have proper interactive sessions.
Itseuwa described Product Hunt as a community where people can leverage to showcase their products and connect with others.
“Product Hunt is like a spider web with multiple nodes. Each individual that attended is like a node on the web. Being the part of this community, they are able to connect with other makers. The value for the attendees is that they get to meet other people and also learn. We had talks on how to build products and how to design by key industry experts. The value for them is endless; you get free publicity and opportunities to network and learn how to design products.”
Photos: Williams Ojo
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