Good times it appears for the leadership of the Founder Institute, Lagos Chapter as barely a month after elevating one of the Institute’s Director, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr., to the position of Regional director. Wande Adalemo, another Director yet has recently been appointed as the Lead Director for the Lagos chapter by the Silicon Valley-based pre-seed Accelerator programme.
Wande until becoming a part of Founder Institute, Lagos chapter Director, was the Chief Technical Officer at CrossNetworks and 3Arts Networks Ltd. as well as Co-founder/COO of Oxygen Broadband Networks.
Along with leading the Founder Institute, Lagos Chapter, as one of the Directors, he is the founder and CEO at Wave5 Wireless. A company on a mission to accelerate hyper-connected consumer clusters in Sub-saharan Africa, providing value-added services over a pervasive broadband network. In 2014 he bagged the ICT WIZKID of the Year by Nigeria Telecom Awards for his Proven skills in Large scale Wi-Fi/Wireless deployment. System integration expert for Wireless, VoIP and Broadband.
As a broadband and Wi-Fi expert in the telecoms industry he also bagged the Best Wi-Fi company of the year in 2014. Wande knows his onions when it comes to the game of strategic planning with a series of entrepreneurship skills.
Wande has demonstrated his acumen as evident in his role with the Founder Institute, Lagos over the course of the first cohort session which ended a couple of months back. Due to his determination and commitment, the 1st cohort of the program produced 21 companies working hard to solve various problems.
With the aim to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs, Africa is, one sure destination that this can come to fruition and there is no doubt that this recent appointment will make Founder Institute, Lagos chapter record more wins in the Lagos ecosystem.
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