StartUp Arewa is set to unlock the opportunities in the Northern Nigerian Technology Ecosystem, the first edition of startup arewa event will hold in Kaduna, were technology entrepreneurs, tech startup’s, developers and technology enthusiasts converge between 17 to 19th of November at the sir Ahmadu Bello memorial foundation.
The event is aim at bringing together all industry players in northern Nigeria with a view of building a strong technology ecosystem in the region.
Startup Arewa is a Tech Startup and Innovation Meetup tour organized by Emerge Tech Africa and Network of Incubators & Innovators in Nigeria (NINE) which focuses on the growth and development of the Northern Nigerian technology Startup ecosystem.
In addition to that, Startup Arewa Participants receive invaluable one-on-one time with Stakeholders within
the Global Technology Ecosystem and Successful startup founders who will give inspiring speeches and pep talks.
The Startup Arewa Kaduna hack Series program will run for three days.
Day One: 17th November, 2016; featuring Startup Clinic/ Boot camp and Information Projection for Northern Nigeria.
Day Two: 18th November, 2016; Hackathon and Identification of Ideas & Solution to Hacking.
Day Three: 19th November, 2016; Inspiring Keynotes, Pep Talk, Pitches, Panel Discussions, Fireside Chats.
Speakers include Dr. Idris Ibrahim Pantami (DG of NITDA), Alhaji Yusuf Kazaure (MD Galaxy Backbone),
Dr. Ibrahim B. Dauda (President Vault Group), Dr Bashir Gwandu (Former Chairman ITU), Amb. Daniel Steeves (CEO BDHub), Alhaji Gambo Hamza (Executive Secretary of KADIPA) and many more others.
According to the Founder, Mohammed Ibrahim Jega, the program intends to identify over 200 IT startups whose ideas will be grouped and a selection and incubation process for the program champions will be put in place for growth and sustainability.
The event will also unveil “Startup Platz,” an online accelerator/incubator. This platform, as well as providing
knowledge and services to startup businesses, offers a convergence between startups and investors, with the goal of
boosting the development of tangible, innovative solutions that can tackle challenges in Nigeria, provide a nation-wide community as well as monitor the growth impact of this new highly potential ecosystem.
All participants should register on startup arewa website to be part of the Largest Tech Ecosystem. There will be
knowledgeable and successful Techpreneurs in attendance to inspire, share and mentor participants. We hope to see you there.