About #StartupSouth

StartupSouth is social enterprise and a Startup (Innovation driven Entrpreneurship) ecosystem development organization. We believe in the power of entrepreneurship for development and for the last five years have supported founders across South-South/South-East, Nigeria to build scalable ventures.

We are inspiring a generation of young founders building innovative and scalable solutions in the nation’s emerging commercial cities. We are supported by organizations that include (but not limited to) Google (through Google Developers), Facebook, The Ford Foundation, Sterling Bank, MainOne, Bank of Industry and others to reach thousands of founders annually through our conference, events and programming.

With over 60 Million People in 11 States, 13+ Cities and 120,000+Km2, we represent a market big enough to support a thriving Startup culture. And
for us, Innovation and Entrepreneurs democratize opportunities, empower young people, engender a safe/saner society and fastrack infrastructure development.

Our mission is to eradicate unemployment, promote wealth creation & prosperity by encouraging the high-scale innovation driven ventures (especially by young people) in Nigeria starting from the South-South/South-East.

Our immediate community is 5000+ strong (and growing) – made up of passionate innovators, researchers, investors and professionals building and supporting the next big ventures out of South-South/South-East, Nigeria and beyond.

Join us as we support more young founders to live their dreams.

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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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