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Global Morning Keynote with Odun Eweniyi


Skye Kihara
Black Business Ventures Association, Operations & Community Manager

Skye Kihara’s innovation ethos and professional philosophy is to lead with community in mind. She is dedicated to helping startup focused organizations succeed through optimal operations, community development, and innovative program implementation. 

Skye’s passion is to be the catalyst for explosive solutions by connecting ideas and those behind them with resources to launch their next best startup solution. 

Prior to joining BBVA, she helped lead community development at Startup Edmonton, where she launched the first Foundations for Black Founders, after organizing, listening, and learning from Black and BIPOC tech expert roundtables. She is excited to contribute to an ever-changing, ever-growing tech ecosystem - helping to usher in more ideas and diverse founders into the tech ecosystem. Skye is looking forward to contributing to the cultivation of a deeply interconnected technology world.

Odun Eweniyi
PiggyVest, COO & Co-Founder

Odunayo Eweniyi is the co-founder & Chief Operations Officer, PiggyVest, the largest digital and investment platform in Nigeria. She previously co-founded pushcv.com, one of the largest job sites in Africa with the largest database of pre-screened candidates. She has 7 years experience in Business Analysis and Operations. She’s an award-winning fintech entrepreneur who is working for diversity equity and inclusion in fintech and technology as a whole. 

As the COO of Piggyvest, she oversees the company’s entire operation which cuts across Finance, Investment Management, People Operations, Investor relations, Fundraising and related subcategories. 

In January 2021, Odunayo cofounded First Check Africa, a female-led angel fund that invests “ridiculously early” in women in African tech to make it easier for them to raise venture-backed capital and invest in technology startups. 

She works to support the inclusion of women in technology by working with hubs and female-focused networks like For Creative Girls, GreenHouse Labs, She Leads Africa, Itanna etc. She is also the co-founder of the women’s community, Wine and Whine Nigeria.


Roll out of bed, grab your coffee, and start your morning with an inspiring chat with a global entrepreneurial leader highlighting their unique journey and disruptive startup. 

We all need a good pick-me-up in the morning and listening to those who have been through the process, know the struggles, and can remind us that there is a light at the end of the 16 hour days…well that’s a good morning!

This morning will feature Odun Eweniyi who is the Co-Founder of PiggyVest in West Africa. 


Thank you to DrugBank for sponsoring the Entrepreneurship track as part of Edmonton Startup Week.

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Attendees (34)

Maggie Barton Baird
Maggie Barton Baird
MB & Company, Principal
CC
Chase Christensen
RBCx, VP, Relationship Management
Cory Sellar
Cory Sellar
Innovate Edmonton, Marketing & Communications Specialist
Allan Waine
Allan Waine
Startup Edmonton, Program Facilitator
Barbara McKenzie
Barbara McKenzie
Innovate Edmonton, Director, Strategic and Operational Growth
Shamelle Pless
Shamelle Pless
Innovate Edmonton, Manager, Brand & Digital Presence
Anna Knight
Anna Knight
Startup Edmonton, Program Coordinator
Christian Tokarski
Christian Tokarski
Innovate Edmonton, Head of Startup Edmonton
Keenan Pascal
Keenan Pascal
Token Naturals, CEO
Christian Idicula
Christian Idicula
KASTx Ventures, Director, Operations
Daniel Saraolu
Daniel Saraolu
Canadian Entrepreneurs, founder and CEO
Aatif Baskanderi
Aatif Baskanderi
The Northpine Foundation, CEO
Luke Statt
Luke Statt
Innovate Edmonton
Jenifer Horvath
Jenifer Horvath
HeartLifted Coaching & Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
Seanna Baxter
Seanna Baxter
Innovate Edmonton, General Admin
Jean Bruce Koua
Jean Bruce Koua
Elev, VP Finance
Tamara Woolgar
Tamara Woolgar
The A100, Executive Director
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