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.
Founders pitch the next big things in a hall filled with investors, policy makers and media practitioners. Read more
A dinner for investors and prospective investors interested in the opportunities in the local tech and innovation space.
The Coffee House
Four evenings of thought provoking conversations, in a relaxed setting with live music performances in between. 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.
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.
The time to unwind after six days of intense learning and engagement.
All work and no play makes Mark a dull CEO. Grab your trainers...
Series of structured chat with key resource personalities.
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
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
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…
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…
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…