#StartupSouth – Innovation ecosystem development and advocacy organisation – and AfriLabs – Pan-african Network of Innovation Hubs today jointly announce the beginning of the Port Harcourt Innovation Ecosystem Tour slated for 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.
In a statement, Uche Aniche said 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]”
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.”
Social Handles: @StartupSouthNG & @Afrilabs
#StartupSouth: Fred Seth Jr.
AfriLabs: Joshua Ajokpauwu