Advisor (Media)

Bankole Oloruntoba is a social and business tactics engagement specialist with a deep background in corporate communication, entrepreneurship development, business development, and idea/innovation management. He has a first degree (BSc. Economics) from ABU Zaria, a certificate on building brands from Lagos Business School, and an MBA from Business School Netherlands (BSN).

He is the Founder of the Network of Incubators and Innovators in Nigeria (NINe) and the Founding Incubation Center Manager of Enspire Business Incubator, a technology-focused business incubation center under the Abuja Technology Village. He developed and managed the Abuja Tech Ecosystem to create a structured community for technopreneurs to get the much-needed support as required by tech startups and also serve as an example of how an ecosystem should be built including serving as a resource pool for the enspire Incubator. Recently he was appointed a Member of the President of Nigeria’s Advisory Council on Technology and Creativity.

An expert on the Hub Set up/Sustainability, Business Model development Startups, Incubation Management and Advisory, Bankole has advised and worked with over 15 hubs in Africa and has supported Afrilabs (Network of Hubs in Africa) in several continental ecosystem programs. He is the creator of Abuja Techies Meet-ups (Periodic), Co-Founder of Startup Arewa, and a thought leader in the area of Start-ups and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Nigeria/West Africa. He currently advises over a dozen hubs and Tech related Convergences across Nigeria/West Africa. Some of Bankole’s international services include;

  • ICT4SI (West Africa Network) – Founding Member
  • Africa Entrepreneurship Awards – Pan African Mentor
  • Fondazione Brodolini – Country partner
  • Seedstars World Wide – Nigerian Ambassador 2015
  • Goodup (Formerly 1%Club) – Country Partner
  • Enviu – Country Partner

A social innovation and startups venture builder having started his work-life from SLEEK Magazine, proceeded to FATE Foundation as a communication coordinator before joining Premium Pension Limited as Brand Manager and later on National Film and Video Censors Board as a consultant on its Digital Distribution Platform before joining Questech Media Consulting as Head Business Development, he has set up and advises quite a number of businesses and sits on a number of boards/advisory groups. Bankole brings a wealth of experience in Entrepreneurship Development, Incubation and Innovation Management, Brand/Corporate Communication, and Media (Traditional & Digital) Management. 

Bankole is an engaging Speaker, Convergence Coordinator, and a fantastic listener.