Techstars Global Women Startup Weekend Port Harcourt

    Friday, September 13 - 15, 2019

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  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Techstars Global Women Startup Weekend Port Harcourt

Friday, September 13 - 15, 2019

Friday, September 13 - 15, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Olotu Square

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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 September 13th

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 September 14th

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 September 15th

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!


Mercy Ikeji
Business Funding Consultant

Founder, Entreneurship Development Coach, SME Funding Consultant, Trainer.

Event Judges

Maple Dappa

Business Consultant

Pakis Briggs

Tech Entrepreneur

Ireoluwa Soetan

Fashion Designer Icon and Serial Entrepreneur

Sandra Jesuorobo
Accounting Professional

Accounting Expert

Boma Athanasius

A celebrated legal professional with many years experience in tech-driven businesses.

Coaches and Mentors

Maple Dappa

Business Consultant

Pakis Briggs

Tech Entrepreneur

Esther Nweje

Fashion Entrepreneur, TV Presenter

Organizing Team

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

  • Abigail
  • Theodora
  • Bruce
  • Ihuoma Favour
  • Annastecia
  • Glory


Bruce Lucas
Community/Partnerships, Olotu Square

Bruce Lucas, a Nigerian business strategist, mentor and coach, specializes in design thinking and breathing life into startup ideas.

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 Staff

Surely Lemmy

Poet and Business Catalyst

Chiehiura Basil

Graphics, UI/UX Designer

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