What crosses your mind when you hear Port Harcourt? Technology? Hubs and Spots? Well, this is day two of the Startup Port Harcourt Innovation Tour.
The Startup Port Harcourt Innovation tour is organized by the startup Port Harcourt team to celebrate spaces that add value to Port Harcourt’s digital and creative economy, three out of over Twenty hubs/incubation centers and startup friendly restaurants and coffee shops in Port Harcourt were visited.
When we got to 360 Technologies, we stepped out of Port Harcourt and into Skitsal School by Phunsukh Wangdu, I had to take a peek out the window just to make sure we could still find our way back to Port Harcourt.
360 Technologies builds machines to solve problems. From separating corn seeds from its cob to building a 3D printer from scratch to working towards launching a satellite. Charles Bull, the company’s founder has focused on Transfer of Knowledge for the past three years and has recorded about 50 successful students.
Their training is open to both the young and old, male and female as long as you have a passion for Technology. The hub for the “Edison Factor Inflicted” is situated at 30a Trans-Woji Road.
This Hub is ensuring that youths in Port Harcourt get IT knowledge and skills for little or nothing. They go as far as supporting their students after training to get jobs within and outside the state.
Yelocode is located at, 11 Elekahia Road, Community Hall
Wale and Lolu, Co-founders of ice hub have been creating solutions for about 14 years. They first started as just a software firm (CAD consulting, building the processes, hardware, and software for problems in various industries), but after noticing the gap between the market need and the skills to provide the solution they implemented something they called “Softelect” which eventually became a hub for young developers, training over 250 young developers..
They also provide business support, Incubating MSMEs in their Clinic which Wale described as running diagnostics to identify problems from their roots and eliminate them.
Fix it gadget provides top quality technical services and training across, Television Repairs, Device installation and configuration, Television Swap, Diagnostic and troubleshooting, CCTV Installation, Inverter Installation, and many more similar services.
They are situated at 88/89 Peter Odili Road, Fesmais Place, Port Harcourt.
KIR Foundation is a disability-inclusive organization. They focus on Education, advocacy capacity and sustainable development.
Established in 2010, KIR’s facility provides a library, game room, vocational skills training room, Creatives and abilities room, and a Training room.
They are located at Federal Housing Estate, Plot 8, Road 112, Amadi-Ama Road, Peter Odili Road
You know “It takes two to tango”, right?, Well, Faarah Coffee Lounge is all set for the dance floor.
If you have a radio set and you at least occasionally tune in, then you might know the phrase – “….. but it’s not about the coffee”. Today we went to see what it’s all about. Let me share a bit
Faarah Coffee lounge located at 37a Aba Road, by CFC bus stop, Ogunabali is a Life Style lounge, which is equipped with a coffee corner, VIP travels hub, Briefing Bar, Ambrosial Continental & Native Cuisines, Accommodation, and lots more. The lounge can serve your meeting needs, anniversaries, and other events as long as they are within the range of 1 – 25 people. The feel is welcoming, an ambiance for Productivity and Creativity.
Truly its not all about the coffee.
Don’t forget this year’s theme “From Oil to Tech, Preparing for the Future” and the hash tag #Oil2Tech. For registration details and other information can be found here