Northern Nigeria has not been known to be a tech hub. However, the story is about to change. Startup Arewa, another startup programme focusing on the northern region will be a 2-days event organized by Emerge Tech Africa and Network of Innovators & Incubators in Nigeria (NINE).
Organisers of the event said on their website that Startup Arewa is specifically to explore the teeming ICT potentials and opportunities that abound in the nineteen states of the north. There is a technology gap that we have identified in the north and we have created a platform to harness the untapped skills in the region’s IT space.
This edition of the program will be held in Kaduna city and it’s expected to run for two days during which we will identify, group and profile IT ideas and innovations. Startup Arewa is a comprehensive and structured plan for ICT development in Northern Nigeria technology ecosystem. It is a planned and continued community based program that will partner with state government, ICT industry stakeholders from both public and private sector and the global ICT community.
The program is expected to run between 4th & 5th November, 2016 at the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation Hall, No 13 Racecourse Road, Kaduna Nigeria and it is expected to identify over 200 IT startups whose ideas will be grouped and a selection and incubation process for the program champions will be put in place for growth and sustainability .