Startup Port Harcourt Week

ABOUT

Startup Port Harcourt Week is an annual event that brings the tech startup ecosystem, academics and policy makers to connect, inspire, showcase, explore, launch products and participate in conversations that would shape the city’s future, and unlock the potentials of the digital economy and creative economy.

EVENTS

Innovation Tour

A tour of bloggers and media experts to Innovation Hubs across the city, to explore their spaces, products and programs, and give them real-time online publicity. Read more

Hackathon

For 24 hours, 10 teams comprising of computer programmers, graphic designers, interface designers and content creators, will collaborate to develop tech solutions to common problems in the city Read more

She in Tech

An annual gathering of female tech talents. This year will focus on Online Outsourcing and The Future of Work. Read more

Demo Day

Founders pitch the next big things in a hall filled with investors, policy makers and media practitioners. Read more

Startup Kids

If the millennials could disrupt and change the world’s thinking, we can only imagine the value the next generation would bring. Startup Kids is an event where kids Read more

Town Hall Meeting

Where the tech startup ecosystem, academics and policy makers gather to discuss the future. Read more

Investors Dinner

A dinner for investors and prospective investors interested in the opportunities in the local tech and innovation space.

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The Coffee House

Four evenings of thought provoking conversations, in a relaxed setting with live music performances in between. Read more

Super Startup Sunday

A meetup for startups, investors, tech talents and creatives in an environment that encourages networking. Read more

Ease of Doing Business Meeting

The conversation this year will be centered on security, getting credit, providing electricity and contracting with the government.

 

Gamer's Party

Challenge, exhibition, game testing competition and mad fun.  A must for gamers! Read more

A Documentary on The Eco-System

The story of the rising growth of hubs, startups, tech communities and how they are transforming Port Harcourt to an innovation hub.

Recreation

The time to unwind after six days of intense learning and engagement.

Fit Fam

All work and no play makes Mark a dull CEO. Grab your trainers... 

Let’s go!

Fireside Chat

Series of structured chat with key resource personalities.

PRE-CONFERENCE CONVERSATION

When I think of Port Harcourt, I think of evolution - Sotonye Odugbemi

"When I think of Port Harcourt, I think of evolution; the ability to transform, to change according to the circumstances across time."

Nigeria import more than $2 billion worth of honey annually - Amaete Umanah

Nigeria import more than 2 billion dollars worth of honey every single year - Amaete Umanah CEO Honeyflowafrica.com

The youth of Port Harcourt are changing the old stories with technology - Bitebo Gogo

"The youth of Port Harcourt are coming up with new technologies and hey are changing the old stories..."

I was surprised that there was no e-hailing cab company in Port Harcourt - Ezieke Amaefula

"When I came back to Nigeria particularly Port Harcourt, I was surprised that we didn't have any e-hailing cab company here, where transportation is a major part of our existence..." - Ezieke Amaefula, CEO Pamdrive.com

I see Port Harcourt as that fast growing African city - Ngowari Diminas

"I see Port Harcourt as that fast growing African city where all the tech companies would like to come into..." Ngowari Diminas, Founder Connecting All Female Engineers Worldwide.

We can see alot of tech hubs coming out in Port Harcourt - Fortune Bekee

"Because of startups like ikokuonline, a lot of young people are seeing the need to go into tech..." - Fortune Bekee Cofounder Ikokuonline.com

Port Harcourt is the ultimate melting point in Nigeria - Akin Olaoye

I've really been blessed to come out of a rich city in terms of diversity and inclusion - Akin Olaoye, CEO Houseoflunettes.com

Port Harcourt is going to be a smart city - Hanotu Weli

Hanotu Weli, Cofounder 'The 36 Forum' shares his thoughts on the theme for Startup Port Harcourt Week 2019, and the future of Port Harcourt

Trans Amadi reminds me a lot of Detroit - Idua Olunwa

Idua Olunwa shares his thoughts on the theme for Startup Port Harcourt Week 2019, and the future of Port Harcourt

Seki dance na our plan to show say the creative economy na im be the alternative economy - Yibo Koko

"Seki dance na our plan not only to change the narrative of the region, but for people to understand our rich cultural heritage, create wealth, and also to show say the creative economy na im be the alternative economy..."

Ese Emerhi - Founder, Marley & Blue

"I relocated back to Nigeria in 2014, and as a coffee lover, I noticed that in Port Harcourt at least at that time, there were no spaces or collaborative spaces, coffee shops in particular, that people could come to spend the afternoon, a Saturday afternoon or a Sunday morning in a quiet conducive space, so I decided to create a space where I would be comfortable in here in Port Harcourt..."

The Garden City of Culture and Technology - Prof Emeritus E.J Alagoa

"Port Harcourt city responded to all the changes in the economy of the nation and of the Niger Delta, from palm oil and kernels to crude oil and gas, and from the abandonment of the Railway System to reliance on air and road transport with their Airports and Motor Parks."

Port Harcourt as a city is a hot pot for diverse cultures - Kenneth George Kalio

"In that diversity in culture, we thought that you would also understand and experience the diversity in the different food culture that exists within this space..."

"Wealth is moving from just what you have under your ground..." - Victor Briggs

"Wealth is moving from just what you have under your ground, to the value you can provide, leveraging on technology..."

The next generation in Port Harcourt will benefit from the evolution in the economy - Yomi Ososanya

"I believe the next generation growing up in Port Harcourt right now would benefit from a lot of the evolution in the economy right now, are going to do amazing things"

We should start learning to understand techies and how we can fund their operations - Edughom Hanson

"Because the future of any economy is in technology, we have to start looking for ways on how to understand the techies and how we can provide finance for their operations..." - Edughom Hanson, Managing Director, Wider Perspectives Limited #Oil2Tech #TheFutureIsTech #StartupPortHarcourt

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Port Harcourt is evolving - Chioma Ezenwafor

"Tech city or Smart city, Port Harcourt is evolving and I'm glad I will be here to report on it..." - Chioma Ezenwafor, Head of News: Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info

We thought, how can we build another Shell, Chevron and Schlumberger - Asawo Ibifuro

From the year 2001, 2002 when we began to conceive the concept of Cinfores, what we thought would actually liberate us. We thought; how can we build another Shell, how can we build another Chevron how can we build another Schlumberger. These were the main names that people talked about in our days. - Asawo Ibifuro CEO Cinfores Startup Port Harcourt Week 2019 #Oil2Tech #TheFutureIsTech #StartupPortHarcourt

OUR PARTNERS

MARLEY AND BLUE
EARLY FLIGHT ACADEMY
Oct
14
Mon
8:00 am Pre-Conference Innovation Tour
Pre-Conference Innovation Tour
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Creative Community Spaces are springing up within Port Harcourt, transforming the city into an Innovation Hub. There is also a rise in the number of startup friendly coffee shops and restaurants. These spaces provide comfortable environments for innovation, entrepreneurship and online outsourcing, with available amenities like power and the internet,...
Oct
15
Tue
8:00 am Pre-Conference Innovation Tour
Pre-Conference Innovation Tour
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Creative Community Spaces are springing up within Port Harcourt, transforming the city into an Innovation Hub. There is also a rise in the number of startup friendly coffee shops and restaurants. These spaces provide comfortable environments for innovation, entrepreneurship and online outsourcing, with available amenities like power and the internet,...
Oct
16
Wed
8:00 am Pre-Conference Innovation Tour
Pre-Conference Innovation Tour
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Creative Community Spaces are springing up within Port Harcourt, transforming the city into an Innovation Hub. There is also a rise in the number of startup friendly coffee shops and restaurants. These spaces provide comfortable environments for innovation, entrepreneurship and online outsourcing, with available amenities like power and the internet,...
Oct
17
Thu
8:00 am Pre-Conference Innovation Tour
Pre-Conference Innovation Tour
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Creative Community Spaces are springing up within Port Harcourt, transforming the city into an Innovation Hub. There is also a rise in the number of startup friendly coffee shops and restaurants. These spaces provide comfortable environments for innovation, entrepreneurship and online outsourcing, with available amenities like power and the internet,...
Oct
18
Fri
8:00 am Pre-Conference Innovation Tour
Pre-Conference Innovation Tour
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Creative Community Spaces are springing up within Port Harcourt, transforming the city into an Innovation Hub. There is also a rise in the number of startup friendly coffee shops and restaurants. These spaces provide comfortable environments for innovation, entrepreneurship and online outsourcing, with available amenities like power and the internet,...
Oct
20
Sun
3:30 pm Super Startup Sunday 2019
Super Startup Sunday 2019
Oct 20 @ 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A meetup of startups, investor, tech talents and creatives in an environment that encourages networking.
Oct
21
Mon
all-day 2019 Hackathon
2019 Hackathon
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day
Teams converge to build global tech solutions to local problems within 24 hours.
5:00 pm The Coffee House
The Coffee House
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Four evenings of thought provoking conversations in a relaxed setting with music performances in between.
Oct
22
Tue
10:00 am Demo Day 2019
Demo Day 2019
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm
Founders would pitch the next big things to investors, policy makers, and media practitioners.
5:00 pm The Coffee House
The Coffee House
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Four evenings of thought provoking conversations in a relaxed setting with music performances in between.
Oct
23
Wed
10:00 am She in Tech 2019
She in Tech 2019
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
This is a gathering of female tech talents. Focus: Online Outsourcing and The Future of Work.
5:00 pm The Coffee House
The Coffee House
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Four evenings of thought provoking conversations in a relaxed setting with music performances in between.
Oct
24
Thu
10:00 am Town Hall Meeting
Town Hall Meeting
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A gathering of the tech startup community, academics and policy makers, to discuss the future of the ecosystem. Focus: Preparing the Ecosystem for the Future.
5:00 pm The Coffee House
The Coffee House
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Four evenings of thought provoking conversations in a relaxed setting with music performances in between.

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2019 Theme Song

Startup Port Harcourt Week 2019 Theme Song

Startup Port Harcourt Week Open Day 2019… in the words of  Andrew Banigo

The Port Harcourt Startup Community is flourishing, and it is great to be able to say that! After years of nurturing the seed of this community, sowed with a clear vision and watered with hard work, innovation, selflessness and optimism, the shoots of the community are out in the open…

Startup Port Harcourt Week 2019 Open Day 1 |My Story by Fortune Sipay

Speaking to the public was never a problem for me, doing it comfortably was… Growing up from childhood, I have never had an issue standing in front of an audience, the boldness naturally comes from within especially when I am very conversant with the topic concerned. Startup Port Harcourt Week…

PORT HARCOURT: The Garden City of Culture and Technology – Professor Emeritus E J Alagoa OON, NNOM, dssrs

Port Harcourt was conceived by the British colonial rulers in 1913 as a central building block of their emerging Nigeria project. The old Township, Harbour, Railway Station, Market, Commercial District and old Government Residential Area (GRA), were position alongside the Waterside and surrounding rural communities to create a unique melting…

When I think of Port Harcourt, I think of evolution – Sotonye Odugbemi (Video)

My name is Dr. Sotonye Odugbemi and I was raised in Port Harcourt. When I think of Port Harcourt, I think of evolution; the ability to transform, to change according to the circumstances across time. Historically we’ve known Port Harcourt as a trading port, as a garden city, and more…

We can see a lot of tech hubs coming out in Port Harcourt – Fortune Bekee Cofounder, Ikokuonline.com

Hello Port Harcourt. My name is Fortune Bekee, Co-founder and CEO of ikokuonline.com. Ikoku online is an effort by myself and my co-founder Mr. Emmanuel Ogochukwu to help car owners to live a more stress-free life while dealing with issues relating to their car. Now we’ve have done that by…