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For us, Innovation and Entrepreneurs democratize opportunities, empower young people, engender a safe/saner society and fastrack infrastructure development. Join us as we support more young founders to live their dreams.

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Lois Raats

Business Development Manager, AutoDesk

Iniobong Usen

Business Development Manager, AutoDesk

Amarachi Stanley-Duru

Business Development Manager, AutoDesk

Tolu Fagbola

Business Development Manager, AutoDesk

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Call For Applications: #StartupSouth Associates

StartupSouth – South-South/South-East focused Startup/Entrepreneurship Ecosystem development and support organization is looking for high level professionals to help achieve her goals. The roles are for senior/experienced professionals who are willing to commit on a part time basis to support the growth of Startup ecosystem in Nigeria – especially in the South-South/South-East. Available roles are Finance, […]

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The Future of Higher Learning – AMA Session

Dr. Robin Johnston – Chief Learning Officer, Nexford University and Dr. Sheila Fournier-Bonilla – Chief Academic Officer, Nexford University answer burning questions from Prospective Nexford Learners.  Nexford University is an American ‘Online-Only’ University providing high-quality and affordable industry-focused education globally. Partnership with #StartupSouth provides Application Fee Waiver for members of the community as well as […]

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#StartupSouth Partners British Council for Creative Enterprise Programme and Creative Hustle

#StartupSouth – South-South/South-East focused virtual hub today announced a partnership with British Council Nigeria. #StartupSouth will host the British Council Creative Enterprise Programme and a Virtual Creative Hustle Event for creative professionals and Entrepreneurs.

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StartupSouth Conference provides an opportunity for successful and aspiring Startup founders, early stage Investors, policy makers and other stakeholders in the South-South and South-East, Nigerian innovation ecosystem…


Tomi Davies

President, African Business Angel Network

StartupSouth is key to the two regions in Eastern Nigeria it covers. Entrepreneurship is key to growing the economy of the region and #StartupSouth has championed early stage entrepreneurship through its projects.


Collins Onuegbu

EVC, Signal Alliance & Director, Lagos Angel Network

#StartupSouth is super relevant in that it has galvanized the Southern region showing that there is much more about the region than oil and gas. It’s a silver lining.


Kola Aina

Founder, Ventures Platform

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