Accra Environment and Waste Techstars Startup Weekend

    Friday, July 27 - 29, 2018

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Accra Environment and Waste Techstars Startup Weekend

Friday, July 27 - 29, 2018

Friday, July 27 - 29, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Accra Digital Center
Accra , Ghana 233

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AFRICA'S FIRST ENVIRONMENT STARTUP WEEKEND IS HERE! Do you have the solution to the Africa Waste Problem ?.Register now

The Accra waste or create Startup Weekend  is the platform that encourages ideas on innovative solvingstowards environmental problems.
What can you do in 54 hours? Share ideas, meet a team, and be mentored by the industry's finest; where you’ll find the tools to design and build a new product, service or business in the space of a single, fast-paced weekend. 

We're bringing the first environment-themed Startup Weekend to  Ghana and we are empowering young people to bring ideas in  eco-tech, recycling, power-saving ,planet-saving ,sanitation and renewable energy etc

What is a Startup Weekend? 
Startup Weekend is where startup enthusiasts get together to form new businesses in a 54-hour marathon of inspiration, perspiration, collaboration, and fun! The program is in collaboration with GOOGLE AND TECHSTARS.

•The first   Africa ‘s Environmental Startup Weekend  is all about Environment.
The ideas & startups
that will emerge from this particular event will be provided financial  and  an Incubation for 3 months at  one of Africa's finest accelerators  program.
- Access to their co-working space and community .
- Free Access to
programs and training.
- Coaching sessions and follow up from
the waste or create hub team members for project development. 
- One mentor assigned to follow up with the team .

will have  amazing prizes coming from our  prospective sponsors and partners which you can be part of .

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Friday July 27th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday July 28th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday July 29th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Accra Environment and Waste Techstars Startup Weekend team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.



Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Accra is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Chineyenwa
    Okoro Onu
  • Hanotu
  • Oscar


Chineyenwa Okoro Onu
Founder Novsaic Expression  Chineyenwa Okoro Onu Social Entrepreneur, Environmentalist and An Enabler . She is deeply passionate about Africa and believes that the missing ingredient on the continent is our ability to become problem solvers and innovative. Over a 7-year period, Chineyenwa has founded and led 3 organizations that builds up a new cohort of people who can find new solutions and synergies for Africa’s development as part  creating disruptive entrepreneurs that are credible, innovative, and sustainable (i) Waste Or Create Hub (An innovative and  creative  center for sustainable solutions  towards  environmental  sustainability  and convener of the African Recycle Symposium and Fair with sites in 3 countries across West Africa  (ii) Startup Africa Network   (Africa's fastest growing  authentic startup enabling environment with over 300 startups  so far) and The Enabler . (This organizations helps institutions across the private, public, social sectors and individuals create the change that matters, empowering minds ,facilitating businesses and  championing solutions  fostering Business to Business (B2B) dialog that leads to mutually beneficial arrangements supporting Africa's export and brands. ). She has worked across all major industries (Oil and Gas, Consulting, Environment, Health and Welless, Brand Development , Business Development and Strategies , STEAM Education ,Technology, Human Resources  and Products and Services ) covering the full value chain of transformational business best practices . Her focus over the last 7 years has been to support startup and change driven people strengthen their footprint  to becoming  the leading light of innovative, creative  and sustainable solutions towards environmental  economic development to fill the unmet market needs in Africa. These past  7 years  she has made her mark  across Africa in Talent Management, capability frameworks, business productivity and business transformation strategies, green business development ,circular economy design , brand development ,design thinking , STEAM education  trade and business network and general consultancy  . Her geographical business understanding spans across sub-Saharan Africa  . Chineyenwa is working towards becoming the change she seeks to see in our World. As an Environmentalist , Enabler ,Speaker and Trainer, these has geared her to organizating high-level programs  ,transformational and educational seminars, social entrepreneur’s events, where she teaches the need for environmental awareness ,creating viable business from social problems as well as sharing her passion by telling her change journey. She won the ANZISHA PRIZE AWARD in 2014. In 2017 she was inducted into the ROYAL COMMONWEALTH FELLOWSHIP .   She has also been quoted on CNN as one of the 12 brilliant Africa entrepreneurs under 22 in 2014 and featured on How We Made It In Africa, CCTV Africa, Aljazera and other media platform. Chineyenwa was recently made Africa First Female Facilitator for Techstars Startup Weekend Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs , won West African Youth Forum Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 and got inducted into The Global Shaper Accra Hub and initiative of the World Economic Forum in 2019. In November 2018 she hosted THE PRINCE OF WALES to an environmental exhibition showcasing the possibilities of environmental sustainability unitizing repurposing of waste materials and got awarded UN ENVIRONMENT WORLD ENVIRONMETAL DAY HERO . Chineyenwa’s drive for innovation ,design thinking and STEAM has shaped her understanding of the need for vested approaches in other to proffer change in Africa . She plays an instrumental role in creating a sustainable world
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