The Future of Cities, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation in Africa
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji (General Partner, Future Africa) and Emmanuel Adegboye (Managing Partner, Utopia Lagos) discussed the future of cities, entrepreneurship, and innovation in Africa.
About Emmanuel Adegboye:
Emmanuel is a 2021 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellow with the Africa Programme at Chatham House, where his research focuses on sustainable urban development and economic opportunities for youth in Africa. He is also the Managing Partner of Utopia Lagos and is leading Utopia’s emerging efforts across Africa. Utopia is an urban innovation group that aims to build the urban ecosystem for emerging cities and their slums across Asia, Africa and Latin America.
About Iyinoluwa (E) Aboyeji:
Iyinoluwa is the General Partner and Co-founder of Future Africa, a platform that provides capital, coaching and community for mission-driven innovators building an African Future where purpose and prosperity is within everyone’s reach. Prior to co-founding Future Africa, he served as the Deputy Director-General for the Madam Oby Ezekwesili 2019 Presidential Campaign. He also helped to build Andela and Flutterwave, two of Africa’s largest and fastest-growing technology companies.