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#StartupSouth targets SS/SE youths for empowerment

Innovative thinkers wishing to leverage technology to solve problems have been encouraged to pitch your startup/idea before an audience comprising active early stage, seed and angel investors, potential customers and partners.

#Startupsouth is the premier early business event connecting Startup Entrepreneurs based in the south-south and south-east to knowledge, market and investment opportunities.

Now in its second year, the goal of #StartupSouth is to awaken the consciousness of younger generations of Nigeria’s Entrepreneurs (emphasis on those operating within The South-south/South-East corridors) to opportunities within and trends in the global Entrepreneurial community.

This year’s theme is ‘Tech As Business Enabler’. Over 200 Startup Founders, Investors and Enthusiasts were in attendance last year.

Uche Aniche, convener of #StartupSouth said that interested Startups are to fill the form at bit.ly/PitchSS2 on or before October 12. “We expect over 500 this year from across Port Harcourt, Warri, Uyo, Calabar, Yenagoa, Owerri, Enugu, Onitsha, Awka, Benin, Aba and Lagos. There are also interests from as far as The Unites States, United Kingdom, Germany and France”.

Shortlisted Startups will be invited for a one-on-one Pre-Conference Pitch, training and final selection scheduled for October 15 & 16 in Port Harcourt.

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