Aba, popularly known as ‘the Enyimba City’, will on November 9, 2017 play host to #StartupSouth3. #StartupSouth is the annual Technology/Entrepreneurship conference that attracts people from different cities of the world - including investors, startup founders and developers together.
In a statement, Uche Aniche, the Convener, said, “The simple goal of #StartupSouth is to Connect, Expose and Attract Investment to Startups and Founders residing and operating out of South-South and South-East Nigeria. The choice of hosting in Aba is in fulfilment of the mission and to lend our voice to the current conversation around Proudly Made in Aba Campaign.”
#StartupSouth started in 2015 as an annual Startup Conference for Startup Founders, Investors and the general public in the South-South and South-East of Nigeria. It features Fireside chats with Successful Startup Founders, Policy Makers and Investors from across the world, Pitch Sessions and Networking.
This year’s edition will feature Pitch session (in addition to the usual fireside and panel chats) with the winners assured of Grants and investments from our partners and other investors that will be attending. The Speakers will be announced soon.
Notable names in the Nigerian Tech Ecosystem that has attended #StartupSouth in the past include Chinenye Mbauzoukwu (former Country Manager, Microsoft), Iyin Aboyeji (Former Andela and Currently, CEO, Flutterwave), Mark Essien (Hotels.ng), Simeon Ononubi (Simplepay & MyAds Global), Lexi Novitske (Singularity Investments), Editi Effiong (Anakle), Towry-Coker Olaotan (Afritickets and Cranium One) to mention just a few.
Already, pre-conferences have been planned for Enugu (September 16, 2017), Uyo (September 19, 2017), Owerri (September 22, 2017), Asaba (September 28, 2017) and Port Harcourt (October 5, 2017).
Participants will also have the opportunity of a Guided Tour of Aba Manufacturing Hubs on November 8 2017 - one day before the main event on November 9, 2107.