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Silicon Lagoon: discover the Nigerian tech ecosystem

Starts on: 20 March 2019

Location: Nigeria

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Start-ups in Africa raised $129 million in funding in 2016, a 16.8 percent increase in the number of successfully funded start-ups over 2015.

South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya remain the three most popular investment destinations on the continent, accounting for 80.3 percent of funds realised. With our earlier Go Global mission to Kenya, it is now time to discover the opportunities offered by Nigeria, together with our partner in crime Close the Gap

Discover Yaba with us, the heart of Nigeria's start-up scene in Lagos, visit Facebook's new AI hub and network with Nigerian entrepreneurs that are the drivers for economic and social change in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.

We are in the midst of getting this Go Global programme ready. Stay tuned for more information!


Startups and scale-ups can get a subsidy of Flanders Investment & Trade, Brussels Invest and Export or Awex (depending on where your startup/scale-up is based) for this mission that covers about 50 percent of the costs. It's important that you send them your dossier at the latest two weeks before departure.

The City of Antwerp: Antwerp-based startups can be eligible for a voucher covering up to 75% of the Go Global mission (excluding VAT).


Any doubts regarding this Go Global Conference? Not sure if it's the right event for your startup? Drop us a line!

Contact Frederik Tibau, Content Director at

Check out the partners!

About is the one stop shop for Belgian tech entrepreneurs. We partner with startups to reach their global ambition, we facilitate joint innovation with business partners worldwide, and we’re the reference center of expertise in the Belgian startup ecosystem. 

About Pulse Foundation

Pulse Foundation was created by entrepreneurs joined together by one philanthropic ideal and ambition: stimulate employment opportunities and encourage entrepreneurship.
Go Global missions are nourished thanks to the support of the Pulse Foundation, encouraging startups as a source of growth and development. 

About Flanders Investment & Trade

Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) promotes international enterprise in Flanders in a sustainable way as a key factor in the social and economic development of our region. FIT does so by supporting the international activities of Flemish companies and by attracting foreign investors to Flanders

About Digital Wallonia

Wallonia’s digital strategy, platform and brand, Digital Wallonia sets the framework for all of the Walloon Government’s actions in terms of Wallonia’s digital transformation. Over 500 million euros have been harnessed over four years for its implementation.

About The Brussels-Capital Region

The Brussels-Capital Region supports numerous initiatives to stimulate the economy. Brussels Economy and Employment (BEE) promotes sustainable economic development and job creation in the Brussels-Capital Region with a whole raft of financial assistance measures for businesses. Additionally, BEE promotes the Region among potential foreign investors and encourages foreign trade.


Starts: 20 March 2019 00:00

Ends: 23 March 2019 00:00

Venue: Nigeria (click on the link to see it on Google Maps)