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Alliance to support technology startups

MainOne’s Tier III Data Center, MDX-iLAGOS, (CAJ News) – A Nigeria bank and the region’s leading connectivity and data centre solutions company have pledged their support to Nigeria’s  technology startups.

First Bank of Nigeria Limited and MainOne, respectively, have partnered to  offer their support.

The arrangement has been sealed at the just-concluded Tech Startup Conference held in Lagos.

In a partnership targeted at delivering value to the organizers and participants, MainOne designed, installed and managed advanced Wi-Fi and Distributed Antenna System networks at the event venue, providing 155Mbps  free data capacity throughout the facility and for dedicated livestreaming of the event.

MainOne’s Chief Financial Officer, Babatunde Dada, revealed the company’s  support for the tech start-up community was predicated on its belief that start-ups are the engine of economic growth and the foundation for the industrialization process of any nation desiring rapid development.

He noted that MainOne’s support of the forum reiterates the organization’s confidence in the start-up industry and urged for support of Nigeria’s small businesses companies.

“We continue to provide them an enabling environment with services such as  SME-in-a-Box, Cloud Services for small businesses and targeted sponsorships of the enterprise and technology ecosystems. This is the reason for our partnership with FirstBank on this SME forum,” said Dada.

Adesola Adeduntan, First Bank Managing Director, said FirstBank is an  enthusiastic follower and supporter of the new inventive energy spreading across Nigeria.

“We strongly believe that in the near future, these companies will employ a significantly sizeable portion of the labour force while making a healthy contribution to the nation’s GDP,” said Adeduntan.

CAJ News

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