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WIPO IP LABS Participants and Facilitators Announcement




The WIPO Nigeria Office (WNO), in collaboration with its implementing partner, The Orbra Company, is delighted to announce the selection of outstanding entrepreneurs and exceptional facilitators for the WIPO IP Labs program in Nigeria.


Launched in August 2023, innovators across Nigeria were invited to apply for a virtual incubation and acceleration program focused on leveraging intellectual property (IP) to drive business growth. Applications were evaluated based on criteria including viability, sustainability, IP potential, diversity, and local impact.


Participants


After a rigorous evaluation process, 56 innovators were chosen as participants, representing diverse industries, backgrounds and locations across Nigeria.


On being selected, the entrepreneurs expressed enthusiasm for the learning and growth opportunities provided by WIPO IP Labs. The program will equip them with knowledge and tools to transform their ideas into thriving businesses.



Selected Participants

  • ARTHUR ALUMBA

  • JUMMAI VICTOR TELA

  • PRECIOUS OLUFEMI ADEPOJU

  • MICHAEL ADEOYE

  • SHABAN HARUNA

  • AUGUSTA OKAFOR

  • STEPHEN ADEYEMO

  • TERNENGE IKPAAHINDI

  • OBOT UMOH

  • DAN EBOH

  • DUNBE BIRSAN

  • INIOBONG JOHN

  • JOHN ADAKOLE

  • AISHA BALA

  • BASHIR ABBA KYARI

  • ABDULAZEEZ SALAHUDEEN

  • UTHMAN ALAO

  • UZOMA ONYEKACHI

  • JOSHUA ABEL

  • ADEYINKA MEDUOYE


  • THOMAS JAMES

  • JOHNSON JOHNSON

  • PAM GYANG

  • CHARLES UMEH

  • OLUWATOMISIN FAWEHINMI

  • TEMIDAYO YEMI ENIOLA

  • AUGUSTA OKAFOR

  • CHINYERE ROSITA EZEIRUAKU

  • PATIENCE IMEH

  • KAYODE FALUYI

  • EMMANUEL WILLIAMS

  • RICHARD OMOLE

  • ENIOLA ONI

  • DANIEL AKINYIWOLA

  • FAVOUR LEO-ADEGUN

  • MICHAEL OSUMUNE

  • OLAKUNLE JOSEPH

  • ADEOLA BAMIKOLE

  • OLUWAFOLAKANMI OYELEKE

  • AMIDU MOHAMMED


  • ABRA DANGNAN

  • SOLA BABALOLA

  • CHIOMA NNANNA

  • ESHIET EMMANUEL

  • NOMA SODIPO

  • RUBY IGWE

  • TOYIN ODUTOLA

  • CHIMOBI OGUDU

  • KAMAL ALIYU

  • IFEANYI ENWU

  • ADEWALE ADEBISI

  • ALEX NWACHUKWU

  • KOLAWOLE FALADE

  • TAIWO ISOLA

  • EFFORT OSAYOGIE

  • ABDULJALAAL ABUBAKAR


Facilitators




In addition, carefully selected industry experts will deliver training sessions and provide mentorship to participants. Their insights will be invaluable for equipping participants with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively leverage IP and develop viable businesses.


List of Facilitators:


  1. KAYODE OYEWOLE - Co-founder, Talstack

  2. UKINEBO DARE - Mastercard Foundation

  3. OLOLADE OTAYEMI - CEO at The Orbra Company

  4. JANE ODOWONDO - People Manager, Telesoftas

  5. JULIANA OBOH-JOSEPH - WIPO Nigeria Office

  6. MARIA HAMPTON - President, Elevate Ent. System. USA

  7. ‘LAMIDE JOHNSON - Storyteller, UK

  8. MIMSHACH OBIOHA - CEO, Nigeria at Telesoftas

  9. OLADIWURA OLADEPO - ED Tech4Dev

  10. STEPHEN TILLMAN - Global Partnership at Google


Program Overview


From September to December 2023, participants will benefit from tailored coaching with the program conducted in two stages:


Stage 1: General mentoring on startup development, design thinking, pitching, and IP introduction


Stage 2: Incubation, acceleration and IP Management Clinics to help participants leverage IP protection for business growth


Facilitator-led workshops, hands-on activities, and mentorship sessions will provide both theoretical learning and practical application. Participants will also be able to network with investors and industry veterans to forge connections that catalyze their entrepreneurial growth.



The WIPO IP Labs program represents a unique opportunity for individuals and teams to gain business acumen, refine their ideas, and bring impactful products and services to life.


WIPO congratulates the selected participants and looks forward to supporting their startup journeys. The future shines bright for those leveraging IP to drive solutions made in Nigeria, for Nigeria, and beyond!




For more information about the program, please visit the WIPO Nigeria website

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