Startup Port Harcourt Week


2019 Hackathon
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day

For 24 hours, 1 team from different innovation hubs, each team comprising of computer programmers, graphic designers, interface designers and content creators, will collaborate to develop tech solutions to common problems in the city and its environs. The solutions will range from environment, security, food, maritime, construction, health and transport etc.
These products will be pitched during the Demo Day event which follows after, to investors, media practitioners and startup enthusiasts.
Hackathon 2017 focused on ‘Ease Of Doing Business’ and 8 Innovation Hubs from the city participated, Hackathon 2018 focused on ‘problem solving’, 10 teams from the Serendipity hub participated.
The Hackathon is a closed event but those interested in the outcomes, can register to attend the Demo Day event. Click here to register

The Ease of Doing Business Meetup
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm

This meet-up is setup in furtherance of the vision of celebrating individuality, inspiring and encouraging people to live out their dreams by tapping into their innate potentials to deliver value to self and society.
It focuses on two aspects. First is on addressing the challenge of taxation in Port Harcourt. Startups are faced with the burden of taxation considering the existing challenges of finance and power to run their businesses.
The second aspect of this meet-up is geared towards encouraging individuals to start their businesses and Startups who are struggling not to quit but see the increasing value that they can add through knowing the tips to grow and succeed.
Other Opportunities at the meet up:
1. Meet with successful Startup to learn from their challenges and growth
2. Free or discounted advisory for those interested
3. Free exhibition of products and services at the venue (Your interest should be indicated during registration for the event)
More opportunities would be enlisted before or during event
Click here to reserve a seat

After Hours hosted by the Hardware Community
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm
Demo Day 2019
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Demo Day will feature ideas, tech and social enterprises that provide innovative solutions to local problems, and add value to the city and its environs. These solutions ranging from environment, security, food, maritime, construction, health, transport, media & entertainment, would be pitched to an audience of investors, media practitioners, policy makers and other key stake holders.
The event will also include an exhibition and networking session, to facilitate linkages and increase visibility. Participants of the Hackathon will be among the pitchers at the Demo Day. The aim is to boost the growth of the Digital Economy, by providing solutions that would add value to users, funders and the society.
Click here to reserve a seat

After Hours hosted by the Developer Community
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
She in Tech 2019
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Entertainment and Media Meetup 2019
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Conference and Exhibition
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Investors Dinner
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamers Party
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm