9PSB Fuels Tech Entrepreneurship: Sponsors Conference to Inspire Startup Growth

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9 Payment Service Bank (9PSB), Nigeria’s leading digital payment service bank dedicated to advancing financial inclusion, recently sponsored the Kano TechPrenuer Conference, a pivotal gathering for tech entrepreneurs. Held at the Meena Event Centre on Lodge Road in Kano, the conference, organized by IMH Global, centered on the theme “Empowering Tomorrow: Innovating in the Digital Space.” Its primary objective was to unite tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and innovators to delve into emerging trends, exchange insights, and foster networking opportunities within the technology sphere. The event placed a significant emphasis on nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship.

During the conference, Akeem Salam, Group Head of Business Development and Strategy at 9 Payment Service Bank (9PSB), underscored the profound impact of technology and its innovations across various domains of human activity. He elaborated on how technology has revolutionized operations and services, particularly within the finance and banking sectors. Today, banking services are predominantly digitalized, ushering in a new era where financial technology companies and payment service banks operate seamlessly. This transformation has enabled the delivery of financial services to both the banked and unbanked populations across the nation, fostering financial inclusion through the utilization of mobile technology and communication channels.

‘’We have made tremendous efforts by contributing to closing the gap in financial inclusion by delivering our services to various market segments with our tailor- made products and services such as our virtual accounts, Bank9ja mobile App, USSD services, PoS services to merchants, ever dependable agency banking; driven by our Service Location Partners and bills payment as a service made easier once you have our platform available on your mobile devices. In addition, we collaborate with other industry players to ensure we deliver on our mandate. Remember, collaboration is indispensable as it opens opportunities in the industry by helping the journey to be a smooth ride. Therefore, we have been partnering financial service providers to ensure we leave no stone unturned. Our products and services are flexible and user-friendly, pricing and charges are of industry standard, Akeem added.”

‘’Asides from delivering seamless payment services, the Central Bank of Nigeria also mandate us to drive financial literacy, to ensure that basic financial education is extended to both young and adult Nigerians. This of course, we have been doing through our diverse services and programmes. We will continue to support the development, growth and innovations of startups and tech initiatives as this will impact the society greatly. Therefore, I enjoin you all to be focused and committed in your career and businesses,” he remarked.

The Kano TechPrenuer Conference stands as an annual rendezvous for passionate individuals in the tech sector. Drawing IT consultants, web developers, social media marketers/managers, and affiliate marketers alike, the event serves as a platform for interaction, skill enhancement, collaboration, and strategic planning. It acts as a central hub for innovation, offering an avenue for learning, networking, and delving into the newest trends and methodologies within Kano State’s tech entrepreneurial landscape.

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