Entrepreneurs and start-ups integrating payments services, or wanting to launch a fintech company, are invited to iDEA Lagos event for mentorship from the Stellar.org team who support the development of open-source software that powers financial transactions in real time and for free.
The Stellar.org team is coming to Lagos to work with entrepreneurs and financial organizations to design solutions for pain points around transactions. This event will also be a great introduction for developers to distributed systems and digital currencies.
Joyce Kim, the Executive Director of Stellar.org, is a former lawyer, VC, and an advisor for the Savannah Fund. A graduate of Harvard University with over a decade of experience in the tech sector, she and the rest of the Stellar.org team will be available for 1:1 mentorship with entrepreneurs. Signup for free 30-minute sessions at the event here.
The Stellar network is an open-source platform that lets you send and receive money as easily as email. As a foundation, Stellar.org’s mission is financial access for everyone. Stellar.org has received support from Stripe, Fast Forward, BlackRock, and Google.org. The Foundation’s Board of Directors consists of Keith Rabois (early Paypal, former COO at Square and VC at Kholsa Ventures), Greg Brockman (CTO of OpenAI and former CTO of Stripe), Shivani Siroya (CEO of InVenture), and Joyce Kim. Some of the Foundation’s advisors include Sam Altman (president of YCombinator), Naval Ravikant (founder of AngelList), Greg Stein (Board of Apache Software Foundation), and Matt Mullenweg (founder of WordPress).
Venue: iDEA NIGERIA
Location: 296, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba
Date: 29th of January, 2016
Please register here