By Wale Oguntokun

18th Edition of CFA’s Startups Hangout is coming up on February 27; Set to teach Startups how to scale up

The 18th edition of CFA’s Startups Hangout, slated for Wednesday, February 27, 2019, promises to be a burden-breaker for many upcoming Startups. This is because, the theme that the guest speakers will be speaking on, ‘From Startup to Scale up – The Whole 9 Yards’, has always been the albatross of many Startups all over the world. The inability to scale up by many Startups is the real reason why many Startups die off before the celebration of their 5th anniversary.

The 18th Edition of CFA’s Startups Hangout is set to change that narrative, as it brings in two successful entrepreneurs that have passed through the process of starting up and running successful business concerns that have scaled. The distinguished invited speakers are Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, Managing Consultant, StarTeam Consult and Aramide Abe, Founder, Naija Startups.

“We believe that Startups are a powerful tool for creating thriving and prosperous communities and they need to be assisted in every way possible to grow and scale. That is why we are bringing in these successful and experienced entrepreneurs to show Startups the path to success too”, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr, CFA, the convener of CFA’s Startups Hangout, who is also a Co-Founder of and Presenter of Tech trends on Channels television, explained.

Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa led the Management buy-over of Pfizer Inc shares in Pfizer Products Plc, transforming the resultant company- Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc into a medium-sized Nigerian R&D Based Pharmaceutical company. He voluntarily retired from the company after 33years service in the industry, 18 years of which were at CEO level. He is also a past Chairman, Nigerian Economic Summit Group, past President, Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, past Chairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Ikeja, past President of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce and founded the Sam Ohuabunwa Foundation for Economic Empowerment in 2009. He is also the current President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN.

Aramide is a digital media professional, entrepreneur and Founder of Naija Startups, a virtual sector-agnostic startup accelerator and entrepreneurship community, which has a vision to facilitate small business growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. She had also worked in IT consulting and marketing, as well as strategy implementation in the financial sector. The mission of her outfit, Naija Startups, is to help build sustainable businesses across Africa via providing access to investors and vice-versa, Startup Talent sourcing, proffering shared services, (e.g. legal, HR accounting), and skills and capability building for the entrepreneurs.

There is no doubt that attendee Startups are definitely going to gain a lot of experience from these two unique personalities at the 18th Edition of CFA’s Startups Hangout this February, which they can subsequently utilize in growing their business.

Some of the past speakers that have been featured in past CFA’s Startups Hangout, are prominent successful Nigerian Entrepreneurs, such as John Obaro, Managing Director of SystemSpecs, (Remita), Jane Egerton-Idehen, Country Manager, Avanti Satellite Communications, Wale Ajisebutu, Vice Chairman/CEO, 21st Century Technologies, RDF, Austin Okere, Founder, CWG, Banke Alawaye, Country Manager, Praekelt, Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu, CEO, InfoGraphics, Afolabi Abiodun, CEO, SB Telecoms and Devices, Bolaji Finnih, CEO, TechPreneur Africa and Ommo Clark, CEO, iBez Solutions. Nadu Denloye, PhD, Co-Founder of Telnet and Director,CDNet, Deepankar Rustagi, the Co-founder, VConnect, Adeoye Abodunrin, ED,Xpos Technologies, Simeon Ononobi, Co-Founder, MyAdsGlobal, Helen Anatogu, CEO and Founder, iDea Nigeria, and Yele Okeremi Founder of Precise Financial Systems and many others.

Remita, Swift Networks, Zinox,, NiRA, AskAnExpert and are partnering with the CFA’s Startups Hangout to ensure that the 18th Edition is successfully hosted.

Media partners for the 18th Edition of CFA’s Startups Hangout also include, Guardian Tech, NigeriaCommunications Week, Connectnigeria,, ITPulse, Cyber Africa, and

Limited seats are available; hence, you need to register early, to book for a seat at the event.

You can register for the 18th Edition of CFA’s Startups Hangout @


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