Startup Port Harcourt Week

ABOUT

Startup Port Harcourt Week is an annual gathering of tech startups, technologists, academics, funders, policymakers and players in the Creative and Digital Economy. We serve as a platform for individuals and organisations, to integrate, reintegrate and harness opportunities in Nigeria’s tech space. We connect, network, pitch, invest, test products, inspire, celebrate, inform and participate in conversations that shape Port Harcourt's Creative and Digital 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

Port Harcourt to the world

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

In a male dominant sector, it takes a standout and strong link to others to project the influence that WOMEN bring to the table in the tech industry. Read more

Demo Day

Demo Day 2019 will feature ideas, tech and social enterprises that provide innovative solutions to local problems, and add value to the city 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

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Investors Dinner

An Angel Investor is to Startups, what a Funder is to Research. Without them, the world is denied breakthrough innovations. They value long term success  Read more

Entertainment & Media Meetup

Nigeria is projected to be the world’s fastest growing Entertainment and Media (E&M) market, with a cumulative annual growth rate of 12.1%. Read more

Exhibition

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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..."

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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Latest News


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…

I see Port Harcourt as that fast growing African city – Ngowari Diminas Cofounder, CAFEW (Connecting All Female Engineers Worldwide)

Hello, My name is Ngowari Diminas and I am the founder of CAFEW which is the acronym for Connecting All Female Engineers Worldwide and that is a platform for female engineers who are willing to connect, to learn and to inspire other female engineers. You can follow us on Twitter…