StartConFest, celebrated annually, is a platform where passionate industry players, businessmen and leaders foster collaboration through networking, learning and fun.
Each year, the festival provides inspiration to entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, students and the general public with the right mix of vital components needed to spur the economic growth of the region.
It was founded to promote collaboration among youths and give a platform to budding entrepreneurs.
The 5th edition themed “Create The Future”, is expected to have over 5000 attendees, it would feature workshops, innovation zone, experience zone, Music zone, creativity stage and a marketplace for vendors to exhibit their products and services to attendees.
The festival hopes to push boundaries in technology adoption, leveraging technology to shape over 11,000 young people’s lives in Niger Delta Nigeria.
Due to the rise of technology in the Niger Delta region, the event, taking place at Ibom Hall, Uyo, from the 26th – 28th of September would feature connoisseurs in various industries-technology, music and business as panellists.
These guest speakers would shed light on their journey and experiences in these areas and also mentor the startups.
Speakers would include seasoned entrepreneurs, professionals and tech experts such as Emo Umoh (Co-founder, Global Air Media & Global Air Academy ), Chinonso Ogbogu (Founder, Sabi Writers), Frank Edima (Brand Strategist & Social Entrepreneur), Ibukun Oshilagun (Lead UX designer at AppZone Group), Dr Adereni Abiodun (Founder/CEO, HelpMum) and Namnso Ukpanah (Product Designer, Flutterwave), and Joey Akan (Entertainment Journalist).
Tony Onuk, the co-convener of the festival noted: “In the interest of the future of the festival, we are constantly teaming up with new partners, introducing new sessions/workshops and zones to generate all-round participation and growing the startup culture.
“Team StartConFest has lined up 40 excellent individuals from different industries to ensure the festival our attendees know and love, keeps growing”.
As Published on nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng