Friday, February 01, 2019 08:00PM / FCMB
The Nigerian Tech industry has grown in
leaps and bounds over the years. Many innovative ideas, platforms and more have
been developed, which have provided more job opportunities. However, certain
infrastructural gaps created a need for affordable tech spaces and enabling
environment where tech start-ups can thrive, collaborate and share ideas
without having to deal with exorbitant overhead costs.
To address those gaps, FCMB has created Hub One, a tech-themed co-working space. Hub One is a space that allows for
partnerships, collaborations and possible investments. It
is a professional office space with unlimited internet, constant power supply,
free coffee and a community of like minds.
Adam Nuru, Managing
Director of FCMB speaking at the Hub One Launch
Speaking at the official launch of Hub
One, Adam Nuru, Managing Director of FCMB, said “the Bank recognizes and
believes in the power of technology and youth driven enterprises. He assured
the public that FCMB will continue to invest in initiatives that support and
develop Tech start-ups in Nigeria”.
According to Bukola Smith, Executive Director,
Business Development, FCMB “Hub One is designed to
engage the Tech ecosystem as a means of providing solutions for today and the
She further stated that the Bank intends to create physical and virtual hubs
across the nation over the next few years.
Bukola Smith, Executive
Director, Business Development, pictured 2nd left with other FCMB executives at
Situated in the heart of Yaba, Lagos, Hub One which is created in partnership with Passion Incubator, is
a conducive environment designed to foster collaboration and drive creativity
within Nigeria’s tech start-up ecosystem.
Olufunbi Falayi, CEO of Leadspace by Passion Incubatorcommended FCMB for the initiative. He disclosed that: “Hub One provides necessary
infrastructure for tech start-ups, as well as capacity building events, to
enable them focus their limited resources on their business development.
Routinely, Hub One will host several incubation programmes, hackathons and
pitches to support and provide a platform for tech start-ups”
Falayi, CEO of Leadspace by Passion Incubator pictured right commended FCMB for
the Hubone initiative
For FCMB, Hub One is
more than just a physical location, it’s a vision. A vision that supports the aspirations
of Nigeria’s tech start-ups to attain their full potential.
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited
is a member of FCMB Group Plc, which is one of the leading financial services
institutions in Nigeria with subsidiaries that are market leaders in their
respective segments. Having successfully transformed to a retail banking and
wealth management-led group, FCMB expects to continue to distinguish itself
through innovation and the delivery of exceptional services.
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