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Dekaizen and #StartupSouth Sign Agreement to jointly drive SportsTech Innovation in Africa

The firms announced their collaboration to host the first ever Sports meet Tech Session as part of the flagship #StartupSouth8.

The session will offer a valuable opportunity for the Nigerian sports industry to assess its readiness for the integration and acceptance of tech in sports.

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#StartupSouth8: Call for Session Hosts

Today, as we march towards #StartupSouth8 Conference with the theme Deep & Bold: 5IR, Emerging Realities, Regional Economic Imperatives & The Role of INnovation We’re excited to announce the Call for Session Hosts.  For the first time, #StartupSouth Conference will be a Hybrid event to accommodate interests from our growing International partners.  Through the Session […]

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#StartupSouth set to host South-South/South-East Business Leaders in Port Harcourt at Digital Transformation & Investors Summit

Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital City will play host to over one hundred elite business leaders from within (and beyond) the South-South and South-East regions of Nigeria on Friday, April 21, 2023 for the Digital Transformation & Investors’ Summit. The Summit which is being organised by #StartupSouth in partnership with BusinessDay Newspapers will highlight […]

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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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