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Startup Port Harcourt Week is just around the corner and as usual it is loaded! It is a week long program of events & activities centered around start-ups in Port-Harcourt and taking steps towards actualising the dream of making PortHarcourt the best city to start and scale a startup.

It commences on Sunday 26 November to Saturday 3 December,2017. Startups and investors in Port-Harcourt will be spoilt for choice this year as it features a Hackathon, a tour of selected innovation hubs, a Women Tech Founders Meetup, Conference, exhibition, book review, bole festival, meetups and much more. Different events will be happening simultaneously around the city. Find more details here

Here is a breakdown of the different activities for the week-

Sunday November 26

3:30 pm- Super Startup Sunday

Venue: The Elkan Terrace (Conference Room)

Monday November 27

8:00 am- Hackathon

There will be a hackathon tagged ‘ Ease of Doing business’ with a  N150,000 prize money for the winner, Incubation and meet up with Investors

Venue:The Elkan Terrace (Conference Room)

9:00am-  Innovation Tour

As part of Startup Port Harcourt Week activities, stakeholders would be partaking in a tour of innovation hubs in the city of Port Harcourt. The aim is to discover, promote and engage the innovative solutions individuals and groups are creating. The tour will kick off from The Elkan Terrace by 9am and the following hubs will to visited:

  1. Bubbles Cowork
  2. Snappy Labs
  3. Strategic Hub
  4. ICE Hub
  5. Yelocode
  6. Rudigo
  7. Olotu Square
  8. Ken Saro Wiwa Innovation Hub

7:00 pm – After hours/Developers meetup

Tuesday November 28

10:00 am- Innov8 Port-Harcourt

7:00 pm- After hours/media meetup


Wednesday November 29

10:00 am- Women Tech Founders Meetup

Venue: The Elkan Terrace (Conference Room)

7:00 pm– After hours


Thursday November 30

10:00 am- Conference & Exhibition

Venue: TBA

7:00 pm

After hours

Friday December 1

10:00 am- Startup Port Harcourt Town Hall Meeting – Formal Presentation of the Port Harcourt Startup Guide Publication

Venue: TBA

7:00 pm – After Hours/investors meetup


Saturday December 2

7:00 am – FIT FAM

Venue: Port Harcourt Pleasure Park

12:00 pm- Bole & Fish Festival

Venue: Elekahia Housing Estate

1:00 pm- Book Club – The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Klaus Schwab

Venue: Farrah Coffee Lounge



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