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Hakeem Onasanya

Head of Startups @ Lagos Innovates

I am Hakeem Onasanya, the 2023 Future Awards Africa recipient for Governance, who is heading the Startups (Lagos Innovates) team at the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund. In this role, I lead the curation, execution, and evaluation of interventions that have supported over 150 startups and innovation-driven enterprises in Lagos. In closing the tech talent gap in Lagos, I am also leading the execution of a 3-billion-naira partnership to train 4,000 tech enthusiasts in Lagos. My vision is to exponentially create jobs while leveraging technology and also position Lagos as the startup capital of Africa and very soon, the world.

Industry Expertise

Startup support

Experienced in

B2B & B2C

Business Expertise

Business Development, Legal, Marketing, Product, Strategy

Companies previously worked with

Corporates: Hindsight Ventures, Banwo & Ighodalo,
Startups: Utiva, Innkeepers, Reliance Health