Geared Up! A Visionary Impact Netwox initiative, is powered by an alliance of enterprising and skilled youths with expertise in various fields, passionate about changing the status quo…

Cynthia Asoegwu, is a zoology graduate turned creative-techpreneur. She is the Founder and Project Director of Visionary Impact Netwox, (visionaryimpactnetwox.com) an empowerment and business support social enterprise.

As a development enthusiast, Cynthia has garnered over 5years of experience working across various sectors such as media, agriculture, creative industry, telecoms and the social sector, where she has been involved in the development and activation of impact-focused initiatives.

A World Economic Forum – Global Shaper, she is the founder and community lead manager of 234Central.com – an online collaborative skills and business social network for Nigerian youths, amongst many other socio-economic empowerment initiatives.

A certified Google Digital Business Manager and currently undergoing a Masters Program in Business Psychology, her ultimate career goal is to become a Global Development Consultant.

 

Atekoja Olawale Ayodeji, Founder – YESDING – Youth Empowerment for Software Development In Nigeria (www.yesding.ng) | is the lead Software Developer at Xetannaire Consults with expertise and educational background in computer science with a combined adept knowledge and skills in Html, Javascript, Java, Android App Development, Windows Mobile App Development, Mssql, Oracle and Mysql.

A Master’s degree holder from the University of Liverpool, UK. His objective is to become an accessible indigenous Information Technology (IT) knowledge provider in Nigeria, thus has been involved in many projects ranging from the Usmanu Danfodiyo Teaching Hospital (Sokoto State) Point of Sales system, Lagos State Waste Management Agency billing software on behalf of Alpha Consortium, Yenogoa General Hospital (Bayelsa State) Point of Sales System in connection with e-tranzact, amongst others.

 

Cynthia ‘MystiqueSyn’ Osuchukwu , Creative Lead – Syncity NG, (www.syncityng.com) | is a storyteller, public speaker, on-air personality, creative director, literary enthusiast and entrepreneur. She is an ardent lover of literature and movies. During the day, she is the creative director of 25pointzero; Nigeria’s premier female-led digital agency but at night, she resorts to blogging and confidential online therapy for troubled souls. She is a script writer, a freelance writer and a contributor to several blogs. Her poems, short stories, scripts and articles have appeared on her blog syncityng.com and in various local and international journals with various translations in Igbo, Pidgin and Spanish.

In conjunction with a partner, she holds an annual writing competition for writers on social media with the media support of her two-time International award winning story blog, Syncity NG. She is a mentor to young adults who need to find their career path and purpose. At the moment and in conjunction with 25pointzero, she is working on a start-up dedicated to preserving African stories and improving literacy among Africans. The startup was a finalist in the Strive Masiyiwa ‘Your Turn’ contest, the Next Titan Season 4 Entrepreneurship Reality TV show and was also shortlisted for the Accelerate Labs incubation program powered by Microsoft.

 

Timi Olagunju, Legal Counsel, Partner – Groundswell Consulting |  is a technology lawyer (specializing in Cyberspace and Artificial Intelligence law) with deep experience in drafting legal documents, negotiating complex arrangements, and providing policy direction for technology businesses, policymakers, and government institutions. As Partner, Groundswell Consulting, he provides legal, business, and training support to individuals and business in Nigeria, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

He is the co-founder, Youths in Motion (YIM), which operates actively in Nigeria, Liberia, and New York, as a movement focused on promoting institutional opportunities for young people across Africa and in the diaspora, especially as regards leveraging technology.

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), a member of the International Association of Information Technology Lawyers (IAITL) with endorsement from the World Intellectual Property Organization, a fellow of the Presidential Precinct, the youngest advisory Board member of the Africa Oil and Gas Association (AOGA), a founding member of Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE) – West Africa, and a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow.

 

Blessing Ayenajah Akumishi, is a business development enthusiast with educational background in Information and Media Technology.

Creative, Witty and Innovative, she is passionate about everything tech, music and youth development through mindset re-engineering.

A Start-up incubation facilitator, Blessing is the Business Development / Project manager at the Institute for Service Excellence and Good Governance (www.isegg.org) and Yellow Edge.

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