#StartupSouth: Events, Opportunities and the Future of Entrepreneurs in Southern Nigeria

StartupSouth is committed to support founders and entrepreneurs in Nigeria to gain access to funding opportunities.  From tech to agro-business, to transportation, the opportunities are limitless.

In the video below CGTN News Feature Interview, Uche Aniche (Founder of #StartupSouth) discusses the impact of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem development organization, the goals of #StartupSouth and explains why supporting innovation will help reduce unemployment, youth restiveness and crime in Nigeria’s Oil-rich regions.

WaveThread by #StartupSouth offers the latest opportunities, Business Education information, Funding, Networking, Jobs, and Inspiration – from multiple sources around the web (our private contacts) for founders and people interested in building high-scale ventures in Nigeria – especially within the South-South/South-East. You’d never have to miss any opportunity. Ever!

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Global AgriInno Challenge 2022 – an opportunity in #StartupSouth


Are you keen to solve the challenges and difficulties in digital agriculture field? Are you ready to present your innovative ideas to the world? Do you crave for getting connections with diversified mentorship supported by United Nations agencies, government, leading angel investors, and academic experts? Grab your chance and submit your team’s application by 17 November 2022

Registration ends 17th November, 2022. You can apply here

Read more in TechForest: DevFest Eket: Another GDG event with a difference

Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate Innovation


The Making More Health Business Accelerator, is a structured business growth program targeted at social entrepreneurs with innovative solutions in the health sector. You should apply for the program if you have an innovative human or animal health solution that fits the description provided above and if you meet the criteria below. Register Now

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#Startupsouth: Zenith Bank Pitching Competition for Nigerian Startups

The Zenith Bank Pitching Competition seeks to identify, reward, and provide mentorship support for scalable Nigerian startups whose business solutions have the potential to reshape the Future of Business in Africa. 10 Startups will be chosen to join the program and receive support and training to pitch at the Zenith Bank Tech Fair where the competition will be held.


Register now: Zenith Bank Competition

TechBridge Acceleration Program 2023 for African Tech Startups

Are you a start-up addressing African markets solving pressing problems with your innovation and needing capital and support to spur your growth?

Learn More Here: TechBridge Acceleration Program – VC4A

#StartupSouth: Commonwealth Blue Charter

The Commonwealth Blue Charter Project Incubator is now accepting applications under its first Small Grants Round. This round of applications closes on 10 January 2023. Funding is available for projects that promote ocean protection and marine development.

Learn More Here: Commonwealth Blue Charter | Commonwealth (thecommonwealth.org)

Aurora Tech Awards for Women Tech Founders ($70,000)

The Aurora Tech Award is an annual prize for women founders of IT startups whose projects have had the most profound impact on world development. Their goal is to support women in the field of advanced technologies, especially women entrepreneurs. Apply Here

The Future AgriHack Hackathon & Start-up Pitch


The Future AgriHack (which is one of the important highlights of the Future Agric Summit) is out to facilitate the development and Demo of innovative Agritech solutions through the annual StartPitch Hackathon, Future AgriHack. Young people across Africa with innovative ideas or existing startups are invited to come together to hack the future of Agric and present projects across the entire value chain to prospective investors, financiers, mentors, incubators, and accelerators.

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Ubong Nsekpong

Ubong Nsekpong is a graduate of Communication Engineering from FUTO. Founder, TechForest SoftTechnologies Ltd. A web developer, digital marketer, writer and a passionate promoter of the tech ecosystem in Nigeria South.

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