Techstars Startup Weekend Aba

    Friday, June 14 - 16, 2019

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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Aba

Friday, June 14 - 16, 2019

Friday, June 14 - 16, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Aba, Nigeria

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have 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.

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 is a full weekend long experience. Your 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
  • 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 June 14th

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 June 15th

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 June 16th

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 Judges

Bruce Lucas
Founder, Olotu Square

Founder Broad Drive Hosting Solutions and OlotuSquare

Hanson Johnson
Founder/CEO: Start Innovation Hub

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

Chizaram Ucheaga

Chizaram Ucheaga is the Head of Corporate Strategy & Operations at Mavis Computel Ltd- a technology company based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is also a co-founder of Mavis Health Limited - a new healthcare technology company. He is responsible for developing new business opportunities as well as overseeing current projects handled by the company. One of such exciting projects he's working on at the moment is the Talking Book - a product that makes learning English, Mathematics and Languages easy (with audio).

Chizaram also currently provides business advisory services for a number of Startups in Nigeria across a number of industries. He is an Everwise Business Mentor and a GOLD Member of the IEEE.

Coaches and Mentors

Bruce Lucas
Founder, Olotu Square

Founder Broad Drive Hosting Solutions and OlotuSquare

Organizing Team

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

  • Chinagozi
  • Ezinne
  • Ifunanya


Chinagozi Daniel
Founder, IGHub

Founder, Global Change Agent

Event Staff

Ufere Samuel

Ufere Samuel is a Senior Developer with specialties in Android Development and a great love for training the next generation of Developers

Amarachukwu Emmanuella Azubuike
Front End Developer

Amarachukwu is a Front End Developer who dedicates her time to building amazing projects and training others

Lucy Daniel
Business Administrator

Lucy Daniel is passionate about supporting Startups with administrative guidance and supervison.

Mary thomas
Digital Marketing Professional

Mary Thomas is passionate with supporting Startups with Digital Marketing services.

Emmanuel Steve
Front End Developer

Emmanuel Steve is passionate about supporting Startups and training individuals interested in programming

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