Techstars Global Women Startup Weekend Port Harcourt

    Friday, September 13 - 15, 2019


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  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
1 KHANA STREET
DLINE
PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA 500261

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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!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “
port.harcourt@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 13th


6:30 pm
Registration
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
Voting
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
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
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
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday September 15th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Mercy Ikeji
Business Funding Consultant

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

Event Judges


Maple Dappa
Mentor

Business Consultant


Pakis Briggs
Mentor

Tech Entrepreneur


Ireoluwa Soetan
CEO

Fashion Designer Icon and Serial Entrepreneur


Sandra Jesuorobo
Accounting Professional

Accounting Expert


Boma Athanasius
Barrister

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


Coaches and Mentors


Maple Dappa
Mentor

Business Consultant


Pakis Briggs
Mentor

Tech Entrepreneur


Esther Nweje
Mentor

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
    Nwiwa
  • Theodora
    Isola
  • Bruce
    Lucas
  • Ihuoma Favour
    Agbaru
  • Annastecia
    Dike
  • Glory
    Abah

Facilitators


Chinagozi Daniel
Founder, IGHub

Founder, Global Change Agent

Event Staff


Surely Lemmy
Registrations

Poet and Business Catalyst


Chiehiura Basil
Graphics/Media

Graphics, UI/UX Designer


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