Startup Weekend Abia
Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017
Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017
Event starts at 4:30 pm
Innovation Growth Hub,
62 Asa Road
5th Floor OchiriOzuo House
Startup Weekend Abia! This Time We are Building Local Solutions That will make Global Impact
Welcome to Startup Weekend Abia! This Time We are Building Local Solutions That will make Global Impact
Here’s your opportunity to turn problems into solutions in 54 exciting hours. Work with other entrepreneurs, designers, mobile developers and product experts to build real solutions to the world's most pressing problems in just one crazy weekend.
(FREE REGISTRATION) http://startupabia.eventbrite.com/
If there's a problem you think can be solved with technology, entrepreneurship and good old fashioned grit, this is the place to kick it all off.
Build amazing teams, access awesome mentors and take the stage - present to a panel of judges who have backgrounds in entrepreneurship, design and development.
This is an uncensored taste of what it's like to be an entrepreneur. The ups and downs; the delights and crises. Startup life is volatile, chaotic and full of 'the unknown.' Learn how to navigate the lunacy through less talk and more action!
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour competition designed to provide an amazing experiential learning opportunity for Tech enthusiasts, developers, designers, and business-minded individuals to come together to create a business. The weekend event is centered on ACTION, INNOVATION, and EDUCATION.
Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through testing, business model development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekend will culminate on Sunday night with demo presentations to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and Tech Starup experts.
Who you'll meet at Startup Weekend
We’re drawing in a diverse crowd of attendees this weekend, with backgrounds in:
- Tech Enthusiasts (Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D students)
- Technical (developers, designers) and
- Business (marketers, entrepreneurs)
- Education: learning by doing and hands-on experience.
- Co-Founder Dating: create relationships that last long past the weekend.
- Have Fun: meant to be fun and entertaining so enjoy it.
- Solve local problems with your ideas.
- Build Your Network: meet high quality and driven entrepreneurs - like you!
- Learn new skills.
- Learn How to Launch a Business (and Actually Do It!): the epitome of Lean Startup Methodology.
- Mentorship: interact with the movers and shakers in your community.
- Get Access to Valuable Startup Resources.
What are you waiting for? Take part in this vibrant community!
To reach out to organizers, send an email to email@example.com
Friday November 17th
Saturday November 18th
Sunday November 19th
Coaches and Mentors
Meet Bruce Lucas N (MNCS, ACFI, CCWP) Founder of OlotuSquare, and also the Community and Partnership Lead. He is a software developer with over 20 years experience in computing. He has his first degree in Computer Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Management Technology, a Certified Computer Forensic Investigator, a Cambridge Certified Web Publisher and an International Business Management Institute Certified Innovation Manager.
He is a professional member of the Nigeria Computer Society and the Computer Forensic Institute, Nigeria. He is a mentor to developers, startups and entrepreneurs.
He is also the founder of BroadDrive Hosting Solutions (a web hosting company), and most recently a co-founder of Gerocare Solutions Limited - an online hospital that provides medical services by verified doctors to the elderly at the comfort of their homes.
He is a foodie, like I mean if you are with him, be sure to get tired of eating good food. Plus he has a collection of different meals on his facebook page. His best meals are rich native soup with fresh fish and soft round Loi Loi, or Onunu with native stew with fresh fish pepper soup. He is an active support system to all that meets him.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Abia 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.
IGHub is Aba's first ever technology hub. An incubator for technology startups with a special focus on building young technology entrepreneurs through training, skills development and mentorship
Techstars Startup Weekend Abia is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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