Zone Tech Park, a venture builder for start-ups officially launched in Nigeria at a media event in Lagos August 1. As a tech hub it is open to all start-ups at all stages of their life cycle and is a free co-working space which plugs start-ups into a network of more than 400 corporations, giving them direct access to the market, helping them to avoid bottlenecks, strike deals faster, and scales quicker. It also supports its start-ups in preparing for funding rounds by giving access to a network of potential investors, accelerator programs, and ecosystem architects.
Its founder Bolaji Olagunju, who is also the CEO of the Workforce Group had this to say: “African Start-ups are faced with significant challenges that hinder their growth. Zone Tech Park will change the status quo and help individuals and their businesses to realise their full potential through education, venture building and strategic enterprise support.”
Toro Orero, CEO, Zone Tech Park said “We build companies. With the wealth of corporate clientele at our disposal, we have hit the ground running and are already building world-class products and hosting great START-UPS.”
Some of the products built before the official launch are Peerless – a learning management system that has 10,000+ users and revenues $100,000 and Outwork, a staff on demand solution with 7,000+ users.
As well as providing offices for its start-ups, Zone Tech Park has five meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 100 people; a 650-seat event and conference hall; and parking space for 150 cars.
By Chimezie Ndubisihappy wheels