Startup Weekend Ibadan

    Friday, May 1 - 3, 2015

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  3. Coaches and Mentors
  4. Sponsors
  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Ibadan

Friday, May 1 - 3, 2015

Friday, May 1 - 3, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Bridge Hub
Neustreams Event Center
110 Alalubosa (Dugbe to Apata Road)
Ibadan, Oyo

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Startup Weekend Ibadan

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? 

Startup Weekend  is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.  

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders for an opportunity for critical feedback.  

You do not need to be a designer, coder or even a seasoned healthcare professional to join; the only requirement is curiosity. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

In addition to a great weekend full of entrepreneurial activity, participants will receive:
·         Fun participant SWAG!
·         Food and drink to fuel your entire weekend
·         Prizes for the winners of the final pitch 

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Friday May 1st

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 May 2nd

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 May 3rd

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!

Coaches and Mentors

Timothy Ajekiigbe
Business Consultant

Timothy has over ten years’ experience growing businesses in information communication technology, Renewable energy, real estate and publishing from humble beginning to an enviable state as an entrepreneur. He works with young people across the communities focusing youth unemployment and entrepreneurship. He is also the founder of Alive Nigeria and Alive Hub a social enterprise where he works directly with young people raising Tech startup entrepreneurs, teaching them personal effectiveness, leadership and entrepreneurship.He travels around the communities to develop capacity, build effective team, raise partners and raise fund as the State Co-ordinator for GEMSTONE Nation Builders Foundation ( -an NGO with a vision to raising transformational leaders among the young people. He is skilled in business development, team building, financial management, human resources management and information technology using various social media platforms. Originally trained as Telecommunication & Electronics engineer from Federal Polytechnic Bida, he has undergone trainings such as Certificate in Business Management at Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of Lagos Business School (Pan African University), Project Management, Certificate in Business Growth Strategy, Associate Management from Nigeria institute of Management, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security, CCSI) from Cisco Networking Academy, Transformational Project Management, Transformational Leadership from GEMSTONE Leadership Institute Lagos, etc.

Timothy Ishola
Managing Partner

Deacon Ishola Timothy Jacob, MBA, FCA, ACIT: The Managing Partner of Ishola Sarumi Associates is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria with many years of accounting, assurance, tax, training, computer and advisory services experiences. He was the Procurement Review Specialist for the recently completed Department For International Development (DFID) funding operation of Partnership for Transforming Health Systems Phase II (PATHS2). He was part of the team that carried-out Value for Money Audit (VFM) in the Upstream sector of Nigeria Petroleum industry in 2000 to 2002 on behalf of NNPC as a Joint Venture Partner. He at some time the Chief Accountant of Laing International Nigeria Limited an International Construction firm that built British American Tobaco factory at Ibadan Express Way, the Chief Operating Officer of Olashore Group. He had is professional traning from one of the foremost accounting firm Sulaimon & Co (Chartered Accountants) and Dele Abdulraheem & Co (Chartered Accountants). He is a distinguish LAUREATE OF TOP 100 MEN & WOMEN IN FINANCE 2006 awarded by International Biographical Centre Cambridge England. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria

Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Tayo
  • Iyanuoluwa
  • Oluwamayowa (Yeshma)
  • Nnamdi
  • Emeka
  • Amos
  • Crystal

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