Global Startup Weekend Women Abia

    Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018

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  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Global Startup Weekend Women Abia

Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018

Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 3:30 pm

Innovation Growth Hub
62 Asa Road Aba
Aba, Abia

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Finally a startup weekend designed to accelerate Abia's women entrepreneurs!

Are you a woman with an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? 

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

The Global Startup Weekend Women is an international initiative led by Paris to make entrepreneurial projects more diverse and inclusive, and to highlight the impact of women in entrepreneurship.By strengthening and connecting Startup Weekend Women communities worldwide, we create a global wave that encourages women all around the world to embrace entrepreneurship and technology, and build a society that truly reflects all of us.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on.
The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues.
 Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend Women is a full weekend long experience. Your Free ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors - successful women founders from across the region
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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Friday February 9th

3:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

4:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

5:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

5:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

6:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

7:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

7:45 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 February 10th

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

8:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday February 11th

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

7:45 pm
Party time!!!

8:00 pm
Go Home!


Jennie Essien
Lead Developer @Geneoltd

Software Engineer & Consultant. #UELGrad. Alumna @CityUniLondon. Lead Developer @geneoltd. Recruitment Process Enthusiast. A tad political. Heal the world.

Event Judges

Hanson Johnson
Founder/CEO: Start Innovation Hub

A tech entrepreneur with a dream to save the world with a click.

Best Andafa
Event Manager

Passionate, Lawyer Committed to growing Girl Entrepreneurs

Chinagozi Daniel
Founder, IGHub

Florence Chikezie
Founder/CEO of ReDahlia

Florence Chikezie is the Founder/CEO of ReDahlia International Limited, a brand preoccupied with providing business supports and solutions to entrepreneurs across the globe, also a parent company to ReDahlia Workspaces, and other subsidiaries. An Alumna of the prestigious Hult International Business School. Florence has several years of experience in starting and running successful businesses. She is committed to making the ReDahlia brand become everything to the modern day entrepreneur.

Coaches and Mentors

Grace ihejiamaizu
Founder; @iKaptureN @OpportunityDesk

Daughter of the King - Social entrepreneur, educator, blogger, Club31Woman, Mandela Washington Fellow

Violet Awo Amoabeng
CEO Skin Gourmet

Violet Amoabeng is the brains behind Skin Gourmet, a natural skincare product line, made with locally sourced ingredients from Ghana, what she calls “Ghana in a jar”. She’s meeting everyday needs with simple products that work magic for your skin. The interesting part is, the products are so organic, you can eat them.

Hanson Johnson
Founder/CEO: Start Innovation Hub

A tech entrepreneur with a dream to save the world with a click.

Ada Nduka Oyom
Founder She Codes Africa

Ada Nduka Oyom is a software developer and the founder of She Code Africa, a platform committed to improving the Girl tech-education and celebration of code queens in Africa. She currently works at Findworka as the Community relations manager where she helps build the company’s presence in the tech community within and outside Africa.

Edward Esene
Snr. Consultant @ Kinetic Associates

Organizing Team

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

  • Laiza
  • Bestie
  • Chinagozi


Chinagozi Daniel
Founder, IGHub

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Social Media Expert

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