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Hardware Lagos: Navigating China

  • The Studio by CapitalSquare 114B Ilupeju Street Lagos, LA Nigeria (map)
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Hackaday Hardware Lagos is a quarterly event where entrepreneurs, makers, students, and anyone interested in the hardware space can gather to discuss the opportunities and challenges that come with developing hardware solutions in Nigeria.

Over the past year, they have grown a community which has other founders of companies like VNTSGrit Systems and Nerveflo and young graduates building different solutions. They also have a couple of initiatives including a crowdsourced list of service providers and a pool of 3D of printers to address some infrastructure issues.

For her seventh meetup, Hardware Lagos explores offshore manufacturing focusing on China.

China leads the world currently in manufacturing, with Shenzhen popular for it's consumer electronic markets characterized by it's openness and ease of access. For anyone interested in manufacturing electronics, China is easily the destination of choice for partnerships.

David Li is the founder of the Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab(which explores relationships between makers in other hardware ecosystems and Shenzhen) will be introducing us to the Shenzhen ecosystem.

After his introduction, we will have a fireside chat between Babatunde Onilude (Product Portfolio and Enterprise Manager, SOLO Phone) and Ifedayo Oladapo (Founder, Grit Systems).

Afterwards, the floor will be open for questions and further discussions.


Date - 18th November 2017

Time - 2 PM

Venue: CapitalSquare Ikoyi - 114B Ilupeju Street Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi

Click here to reserve a seat


  • Driving Directions: From Dolphin Gate (from Ikoyi), turn left at Corporation Drive, then take the first right onto Eti Osa Street. Drive down to the end of the street and follow the bend right onto HFP Way. Immediately turn right onto Ilupeju Street and go down to the end of the road. CapitalSquare is the little yellow gate on the left, at the corner of Ilupeju Street and Apapa Lane.
  • Bus Directions: Take a bus to Obalende - alight at Obalende bus stop, then take a short walk to Ijeh, where you board a Keke NAPEP to Dolphin Estate. Alight from the Keke at the Dolphin-Obalende gate, at the corner of Corporation Drive and Apapa Lane, then walk ahead along Corporation Drive and turn right onto Awori Road. Go down to the end of the road, and turn right into Ilupeju Street. CapitalSquare is the little yellow gate on the left, at the corner of Ilupeju Street and Apapa Lane.


  • Parking: There's roadside parking available on the street.


  • Security: CapitalSquare is pretty safe, but it's an open event, so it's best you keep an eye on your belongings.
Earlier Event: November 13
CapitalSquare Community Breakfast
Later Event: November 24
Free Pass Friday + Pop-up Shop