Start Hub Biz Summit Uyo is an event designed to balance the entrepreneurship lifestyle of our startups by equipping them with the required business skills needed to go to market faster.
It has almost always been a tech only affair as we took time to skill up indigenes of Start Innovation Hub Clan in the Niger Delta. This time we dedicated a whole week to do the business of technology and have a balance in our entrepreneurship lifestyle.
Start Hub Biz Summit Uyo 2017
We had Daniel Chinagozi of Palmnet Consult facilitate a 2-day session on Startups and Business Model from 10th to 11th May, 2017, 10am to 5pm daily. His session covered validation of idea, Lean Model Canvas, Business Model Canvas, Minimum Viable Brand, Minimum Viable Product and Growth Hacking. It was truly a wonderful experience as 4 startups that are investment ready emerged out of many that pitched.
These 4 were considered viable and formed teams to come up with their Minimum Viable Brand, Lean Model Canvas and Minimum Viable Product.
The 4 ideas are expected to;
- solve problems in the medical sector by giving power back to the doctors to help curb the menace of self-medication and difficulty in having access to medical doctors – Health
- help students concentrate with their studies without thinking about food even when they are broke- FinTech
- help teach and maintain African cultures – Mobile Game
- help cooperatives and individuals save, budget and manage their finances- FinTech
The first team to develop their most viable product and have at least 1 customer will get N500,000.00 from Hanson Johnson and N50,000.00 from Daniel Chinagozi making a total of N550,000.00 as we expect more support from members of the society to enable these young ones get to market fast with their solutions.
In appreciation, Chidozie Akakuru, a corps member serving with Start Innovation Hub thanked Daniel and Start Innovation Hub for this unquantifiable opportunity to add to his life and that of his team members. He added that what he has experienced has beaten his expectations.
Inioge Udo also thanked the whole team especially Daniel for making out time to come down to Uyo and empower not just the men but also the women. The feedback we got from Aniekan Edet and Damilola Omoyiwola indicated that #StartHubBizSummit was really impactful and they look forward to follow ups and more of such event to help them get to market faster.