Lagos Innovates is supported by an Advisory Council, with membership drawn from a cross-section of key actors within the Lagos tech ecosystem. Our goal is to work collaboratively with the Lagos startup community, ensuring that, at all times, there are consistent, structured and clear mechanisms for communication and feedback on our programs and activities.
Lagos Innovates' founding Advisory Council members are:
Temie Giwa-Tubosun, Founder
Temie Giwa-Tubosun is the Founder and CEO of LifeBank, Africa's healthcare supply chain engine. The company helps hospitals discover essential medical suppliers and delivers them in the right condition and on time.
Temie has over 10 years of health management experience with the Department For International Development (DFID), World Health Organization, UNDP, and the Lagos State Government. She studied International Public Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
In 2014, the BBC listed Temie as one of 100 Women Changing The World. She has also been recognized as an African Innovator by Quartz and the World Economic Forum.
Olumide Soyombo, Investor
In 2014, Olumide Soyombo setup Leadpath as a seed fund investing in local tech startups. He has invested in startups like Pushcv.com, Paystack, Piggybank.ng, Fashpa, Heels.com.ng, Delivery Science, Gloo.ng and Cosign.co.
Olumide co-founded Bluechip Technologies Ltd in 2008 and has grown the organisation from two employees to over 80 consultants spread across Lagos, Accra and Lusaka, Zambia.
Olumide holds a BSc in Systems Engineering from University of Lagos, Nigeria and an MSc (Distinction) in Business and Information Technology from the Aston Business School, Birmingham, England; earning membership into the Beta Gamma Sigma Society for his high scholastic achievement.
Oluyomi Ojo, Founder
Oluyomi Ojo is the Founder and CEO of Printivo.com, the online printing company using technology to make printing easy for SMEs. Printivo in 2015 was awarded the most innovative start-up by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Start-up of the Year by the Creative Entrepreneurs Association.
Prior to founding Printivo, Oluyomi founded Urbanbaze, an advertising agency serving clients like Pension Alliance, 9mobile, Honda Nigeria and FSDH.
Oluyomi is a fellow of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative and a member of the Advertising Practitioner Council of Nigeria. He has also served as a member on the Technology Committee of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. He is a graduate of Mathematics from LAUTECH, Ogbomosho.
Nkem Okocha, Founder
Nkem Okocha is a social entrepreneur. She is the founder of Mamamoni, a fintech social enterprise that empowers rural and urban women with free vocational and financial skills and micro loans. Mamamoni provides capital for lower-income women who cannot access finance from commercial banks.
Nkem is very passionate about uplifting women out of poverty and since 2013, has impacted and empowered women in several rural communities in Nigeria.
Nkem is a 2015 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme Alumna, a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow and a 2016 LEAP Africa Social Innovator. She has also won several awards for the impact of her work with low-income women.