In 2008, Michael Oluwagbemi co-founded LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited, a business and project development firm that focuses on start-up and early stage ventures in Lagos, Nigeria. Michael's deep involvement with start-ups have seen him participating in seeding more than half a dozen start-ups in West Africa. He is also co-founder of the Wennovation Hub; a Lagos based accelerator, and chairman of the board for Afrilabs; a pan-African network of 40 technology innovation hubs across 20 African countries. On this episode you'll learn: What role does he believe the Nigerian government should play in promoting innovation. What are common challenges West African entrepreneur face when scaling their startup? In what industries are there big opportunities for entrepreneurs in West Africa? What is the current balance of opportunity vs. talent in Nigeria?