Blessing Abeng

Branding & Communications Expert

Blessing Abeng is a leading woman in branding and communications in Africa helping brands discover their unique identity so they can tell better stories. As the Co-founder and Director of Communications at Ingressive for Good, she drove the mission of the edtech non profit to create and increase the earning power of African youth through tech training and resources for the growth of the African startup ecosystems. 

She led the growth of Ingressive For Good from 0 to over 250,000 community members, training over 100,000, placing thousands in jobs, and exclusively leading multiple cohorts of women-focused tech training, attracting partners and supporters like Coursera, DataCamp, Facebook, Figma, Alphabet, and a host of others. She has worked with brands across industries in unique capacities, nationally and globally, including Seedstars, Heritage Bank, African Alliance, Dark and Lovely (Nigeria and Africa), Bolt, GSK, QuickCheck and many others. Prior to her impactful work with Ingressive for Good, Blessing co-founded Disha, a digital tech startup that caught the attention of an African Unicorn, Flutterwave, leading to a successful acquisition. 

Her expertise and ingenuity as the former CMO of Disha contributed significantly to its growth and success, leaving a lasting impact on the tech landscape in Africa. She has won several awards including a recognition as a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, UN 100 Most Influential People of African Descent Under 40, YNaija as one of the 100 most powerful youths in Nigeria, PR Power List top 50, UK Africa Achievers Awards, amongst others.

12:00 - 12:20

Day 1

Masterclass: Building your personal brand as a Founder

Blessing Abeng will teach founders all they need to know to build their personal brands and grow their influence within their industries.

Startup Festival | Workshop stage