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StartConFest: Uyo warms up for biggest tech festival by - TRH

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1508235945461{padding-top: 2.3% !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Between September 26 and  28, youths across Nigeria, players and stakeholders would gather in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital for the 5th edition of “StartConFest”  a 3-day event loaded with innovative activities.

Organized by RootHub, Uyo’s premier innovation hub, founded to promote collaboration among youths and give a platform to budding entrepreneurs, the event promises to be spectacular and entrepreneurially rewarding.

Themed “Create The Future”, ​it is expected to have over 5000 attendees and would feature workshops, innovation zone, experience zone, Music zone, creativity stage and a marketplace for vendors to exhibit their products and services to attendees.

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.

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​, ​ ​would feature connoisseurs in various industries-technology, music, and business as panelists.

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-around 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”.

Since its inception in May 2018, RootHub has grown beyond just a small tech organization​, helping businesses and entrepreneurs scale from an initial idea to business formation, proof of concept, marketability, and commercialization.

Last year, the hub was among the few innovative companies that participated in the Google Impact Award and won $125,000 to continue its innovative operations. This event will further propel RootHub’s value proposition to be a platform for budding businesses and entrepreneurs to share their ideas, challenges, motivation, success and move quickly through their business life cycle.

To attend this StartConFest 2019, get your tickets immediately via the website​.

For either partnership or sponsorship, call +2348186420525. Email to​

To keep up with the event on social media, follow RootHub via @Theroothub  on Twitter and Instagram[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]As Published on[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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