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GoDo Hub launches in Lagos, to help Start-ups develop

On the 1st of October 2018, GoDO.ng was unveiled to the public at Ikeja, Lagos State by Mr. John Obaro, Chairman of SystemSpecs - Owners of Remita. This hub was launched to foster deeper cross-border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support.

Mr. Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr “CFA”, founder and Executive Director of Godo, stated that their desire at the hub, is for numerous life-transforming business dreams would be actualised to meet the yearnings of all. Within the next three months, the hub is expected to announce its incubation programme.

At a recent unveiling ceremony in Lagos which had notable entrepreneurs and start-up founders in attendance, the hub officially commenced operations to its target audience of small businesses with big ideas, drawn by the objective of helping them thrive and contribute significantly to national and global GDP, while also empowering them with adequate access to economic opportunities and meaningful social connections, in a workspace that encourages fast-growing like-minded companies to collaborate, share and learn from business experts.

“We conceptualised and developed GoDo to serve as a platform to engage start-ups to contribute more to economic growth and development, and to assist investors interested in sourcing ideas from innovative startup founders,” says Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, founder and Executive Director of GoDo. “As the name implies, we desire that at this hub, numerous life-transforming business dreams would be actualised to meet the yearnings of people in Nigeria, Africa, and the world at large.”

“In the next three months, the hub would announce its incubation programme. This is because, for us as a social enterprise with a mission to continually fuel, support and grow a start-up community, we would constantly introduce programme that would help aspiring entrepreneurs to start and scale and thereby create the jobs of the future.”

Also speaking on the goal of GoDo to advance entrepreneurship in Nigeria, a close associate of the brand, Adeoye Abodunrin, commended the team for such an initiative and invited well-meaning sponsors to assist startups with three to six months co-workspace support. This, he noted, would further help to broaden the prospects for incubation for more businesses.

Commenting at the event, former president of the Institute of Software Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON) and Chief Executive Officer of Mobile Software Solutions SRL, Chris Uwaje implored young people to identify the different critical domains and develop software to tackle issues around them. He added that there was the need for critical policies to upscale the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry.

The vision of GoDo is to establish a digital innovation ecosystem, where collaboration is the enabler of ground-breaking digital and technological advancement while tapping into local talent, support entities and international partnerships