Inya Lawal

Portrait of Inya Lawal, founder of the Ascend Studios Foundation

Ascend Studios Foundation

Dr. Inya Lawal is a social entrepreneur and founder of the Ascend Studios Foundation, which focuses on social, educational and economic empowerment for women and youth. Dr. Lawal is a lead program partner to the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria, for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs.


Panelists Inya Lawal, Anna Sophie Herken, Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi and Leon Reiner discuss innovation in Africa and Europe at the DLD Munich 2024 conference.

Building Innovation Bridges between Africa & Europe

Policy and innovation experts from Germany and Nigeria explore ways for Africa and Europe to inspire each other and reap the benefits of closer collaboration. The panelists also take a look at Nigeria in particular and ask how the country has managed to become home of so many successful startups on the African continent. Watch…
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Ludwig von Bayern, Juliana Rotich, Charles Murito and Inya Lawal speak at the DLD Munich Conference 2023

African Leapfrogging

Africa is a continent of tremendous potential and opportunities. This talk focuses on the question of how Africa can realize its potential further, and where the continent is already overtaking – or “leapfrogging” – others. The panel discussion features Charles Murito, Google’s Regional Director for Government Affairs & Policy for Sub-Saharan Africa; Juliana Rotich, Kenyan…
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Amazon CTO Werner Vogels speaks to a packed audience at the DLD Munich conference 2024

DLD Munich 2024

DLD Munich is Europe’s leading innovation conference. DLD24 brought together experts from business, science and culture. Revisit this exciting event here with talks, videos, images…
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Stage at DLD Munich 2023, Europe’s leading innovation conference, at Serviceplan’s House of Communication

DLD Munich 2023

Highlights of DLD Munich 2023: Find videos, images and speakers of Europe’s leading innovation conference in one place…
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