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StartupSouth, AfriLabs Embark on Port Harcourt Innovation Ecosystem Tour

ByJoan Aimuengheuwa

May 4, 2022

#StartupSouth – Innovation ecosystem development and advocacy organisation – and AfriLabs – Pan-african Network of Innovation Hubs have jointly announced the beginning of the Port Harcourt Innovation Ecosystem Tour slated for today, Wednesday May 4 and Thursday May 5, 2022.

The Innovation tour will see Anna Ekeledo, the Executive Director of AfriLabs and Uche Aniche, the Convener of #StartupSouth visit Startups offices, Hubs, Media outlets, Investors and Key policy makers.

Other activities planned as part of the Tour include a Hub Leaders Seminar, a Startup Meetup by Futuresphere BI Hub and a Dinner for select Stakeholders.

Uche Aniche confirmed that the Tour is a continuation of the wider pan-regional projection for the entire South-South and South-East and a prelude to #StartupSouth7 – the organization’s conference which is held October/November annually.

“In November 2021, we had the Enugu Innovation Tour with the UNDP #ACCLab Team and then Hosted the Nigerian Communications Commission Team in Enugu.”

“We are beginning May 2022 with the Port Harcourt Innovation Ecosystem Tour which will form part of #StartupSouth7 prelude activities and I am excited to host Anna Ekeledo, ED at AfriLabs from May 4-5, 2022. Ecosystem Tour and invite you to join us via Livestream on #StartupSouth  Handles on FB and Youtube [@StartupSouthNG]”.

#StartupSouth and AfriLabs visit to The Tide Newspapers
| Uche Aniche, Converner – #Startupsouth; Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director, Afrilabs; & Kenechukwu Chukwu, Member Services Manager, AfriLabs; paid a visit to Owanari Batubo, founding member, South-South-East Angel Networks as part of Port Harcourt Innovation Ecosystem Tour

Also speaking, Anna Ekeledo said, “the best way to understand the needs and realities of the local startup ecosystem is to listen to the stakeholders and engage with them. I am excited to engage with the Port Harcourt Innovation Community and share on how to better enable innovation, tech and entrepreneurship. We are also proud of the efforts of StartupSouth in hosting and organizing this series of events.”

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Key Links:

Hub Leaders Seminar registration
Startup Hangout registration

#StartupSouth is an Innovation Ecosystem development and advocacy organization inspiring founders building high scale ventures in Nigeria with particular focus on the South-South and South-East, Nigeria. #StartupSouth founders are providing much needed opportunities and creating wealth for mostly young people in Nigeria.

On the other hand, AfriLabs, since its inception a decade ago, has grown into the largest and most diverse community of technology hubs, innovators, and entrepreneurs in the African innovation ecosystem.

AfriLabs has an ever-increasing coverage and membership of over 340 technology and innovation hubs across 52 African countries and the diaspora, with a broader community of over 1,000,000 entrepreneurs, developers, innovators, and startups.

In addition, AfriLabs has successfully impacted and served multiple stakeholders, contributing a wide range of innovation enabling activities such as capacity building, research, networking, and funding in many other ways.



Joan Aimuengheuwa

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