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We Hosted Andela Android Learning Community

Startup Kano hosted the first Andela Android Learning Community (ALC) study jam. The ALC program is designed to introduce both beginners and intermediate android developers to become professionals in the field. The programs will last for two months with intensive hands on training.

Kano State and indeed the northern region has been lacking in the advancement of technology and human resources. This is coming at a time when the influence of northern based techies will immensely be felt in the growth and development of the society.

The ALC will continue to use our hub for their training including their meetups. We are glad to be associated with a revolution that seeks to create more human capital that will boosts the national GDP.

Here are some images from the program:

Startup Kano Andela Androild Learning Community

Startup Kano Andela Androild Learning Community

Startup Kano Andela Androild Learning Community

 

Startup Kano Andela Androild Learning Community

Startup Kano Andela Androild Learning Community

Startup Kano Andela Androild Learning Community

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LAST WEEK WE HOSTED TWO TECH COMMUNITIES

We hosted two tech communities in Kano, Code Pyramid and Google Developers Group Northwest University chapter. Code Pyramid is a community of developers, graphics designers, network engineers and tech enthusiasts. They hold a meetup every last Saturday of the month. This month we hosted them at our hub on Saturday 25th March.

GDG Northwest university is also a group of developers powered by Google who a clustered in the university. They held their Cloud Next Extended event in our hub on Sunday the 26th March.

Both events were successful as participants gave positive feedbacks. The highlights of the Code Pyramid were captured in pictures below.

 

Startup Kano Tech communities

 

Participants at Code Pyramid Meetup
Participants at Code Pyramid Meetup

GDG Northwest University also had some highlights.

 

GDG NWU Kano Google Cloud Next

 

 

 

GDG NWU Kano Google Cloud Next
Lunch Time

 

GDG NWU Kano Google Cloud Next
GDG NWU Group Picture
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WOMEN FOUNDERS GROUP CELEBRATES 50 INFLUENTIAL NORTHERN WOMEN

The International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day set aside worldwide to celebrate women. Women Founders Group (WFG) arm of Startup Kano celebrated this iconic day by recognizing 50 influential women in northern Nigeria.

WFG lead Miss Aysha Tofa said,”Northern women have always been subject of stereotype and this has led to many of them been unrecognized and unappreciated in the society. We want to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day by recognizing this heroines and patriots in the region”

The women were selected on the basis of merit and cut across all industries and professions. One of the criteria is they must have made positive impact towards the growth and development of their society and their contributions must have immensely affected their community.

Some of the notable women include the former first lady Hajiya Maryam Abacha, Kebbi State first lady Dr. Zainab Bagudu, United Nation Deputy Secretary General Hajiya Amina Muhammad and the President of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria Engr. Hauwa Sadique and many other influential women.

The celebration was online through WFG social media handles on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. International Women’s Day is a yearly celebration that will continue to acknowledge the impact of women in the society and in the history of the world.

Here are some eFlyers of the women:

International Womens Day by Women Founders Group     

International Womens Day by Women Founders Group      International Womens Day by Women Founders Group

International Womens Day by Women Founders Group       International Womens Day by Women Founders Group

International Womens Day by Women Founders Group      International Womens Day by Women Founders Group

International Womens Day by Women Founders Group       International Womens Day by Women Founders Group

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ONE DAY WORKSHOP HELD AT STARTUP KANO HUB

A one day workshop on proposal writing was held on the 8th March 2017 at Startup Kano Hub. The workshop was organized by the Centre for Enlightenment and Human Development in collaboration with Her Dear Diary Initiative. It was aimed at teaching participants the art of writing proposals.

The event was tailored to engage participants and arm them with firsthand knowledge of how to write a standard fundraising and business partnership proposal. The facilitators were experienced professionals and business consultants who shed more light to their audience on the subject matter.

Women Founders Group lead Miss Aysha Tofa gave a 5 minute speech about the aims and objectives of Startup Kano. The program which lasted for six hours saw an interactive blend between facilitators and audience. The Chief Technical Officer of Startup Kano Mr. Ahmed Idris was also among the facilitators.

The event ended with a group work session and then proceeded by a presentation from each group and then evaluation by the facilitators. It was then followed by a networking session and finally a group picture was taken to officially mark the end of the workshop.

Here some pictures from the event.

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM A ONE DAY WORKSHOP HELD AT STARTUP KANO HUB

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM A ONE DAY WORKSHOP HELD AT STARTUP KANO HUB

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM A ONE DAY WORKSHOP HELD AT STARTUP KANO HUB

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM A ONE DAY WORKSHOP HELD AT STARTUP KANO HUB

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM A ONE DAY WORKSHOP HELD AT STARTUP KANO HUB

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM A ONE DAY WORKSHOP HELD AT STARTUP KANO HUB

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM A ONE DAY WORKSHOP HELD AT STARTUP KANO HUB

 

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Events, Startups

THE LAUNCH OF RESTMEAL, KANO FIRST ON DEMAND FOOD SERVICE

Restmeal is an on demand online food ordering service that was launched at Startup Kano Hub on the 4th March, 2017. The startup was founded by a young female entrepreneur, a graduate of computer science from Bayero University Kano. She initially presented the online food ordering system as her final year project in the university. After graduating she became increasingly passionate about pursuing the business of food delivery.

Restmeal La
Restmeal launch.

As part of our incubation program, Restmeal was groomed to accommodate its market need and also add value to the ecosystem. The startup launched first as a web app. Mobile versions for both iOS and Android will be available soon on their respective app stores.

Restmeal online food odering service
Restmeal online food odering service

It was a low key launch as participants included only invited relatives of the founder and some Startup Kano staff. The event which started by 4pm was also streamed live on facebook to enable the public and customers to catch up with the happenings. Free delivery was offered on the launch day to those who made orders on the platform.

Restmeal online food odering service
Restmeal online food odering service

Startup Kano in an effort to build a sustainable ecosystem for entrepreneurs has pledged its support to all innovative and disruptive ideas that will change the face of the society. We are grateful to all those who were involved in building Restmeal.

 

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Ja Muje To hold Round Table Discussion in partnership with Startup Kano

Ja Muje is an evidence based, solution driven initiative aimed at the key factors affecting development in Northern Nigeria. With a focus on citizen led programs, Ja Muje will work on the ground with the most affected states in the region in synergizing efforts to create short term capacity building programs, and long term road maps that will consolidate efforts already in place, and also get the people to shape their communities towards sustainable development.

Among its program is the tweet chat (tweetathon) an innovative use of social media (Twitter) to discuss issues that concerns the region. Ja Muje have held several of this tweet chats which is usually a conversation between relevant parties on minotary problems in the North. We partnered with Jamuje to host a tweetathon with Bayero University students and lecturers on the 15th February 2017. The topic discussed was about education policies in northern Nigeria.

Ja Muje also hosts a quarterly Round-table having two participants each from key affected states based on the sector being addressed. The Round-table discussions brings together stakeholders from all tiers of that sector to present short term, achievable projects with a framework and action plan as to how it can be implemented.

The first edition is to be held in Kano State with participants from some northern states including Sokoto, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kastina, Bauchi, Taraba, Yobe and Borno States. Startup Kano is the official tech partners for the event, we will be curating the tweet chat on that day. The program will identify problems and come up with solutions that will be acted upon immediately.  The round table is strictly by registration. The event is scheduled to hold as follows:

Date: 25th February, 2017.

Time: 10:00am Prompt

Venue: Kano Grand Central Hotel (Mubarak Hall)

Interested participants should register here

 

 

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STARTUP KANO HUB TO HOST CODE PYRAMID JANUARY 2017 HACKATHON

Code Pyramid is a platform for techies (software developers, website designers, graphics designers etc.) and entrepreneurs. They provide mentorship on development and professional coaching on presentation skills, public speaking, project management and training to members and also network, share ideas, opportunities and provide solutions to challenges faced by members and the society.

Code Pyramid want to interact with existing organizations to build a tech ecosystem in the North by working with government, industry, schools, youth organizations etc. to identify challenges and problems they face and provide them with technology based solutions. They intend to achieve this by building a vibrant community of techies that will attend to these problems with creative and innovative mindset.

This month they will be having a hackathon focused on solving critical problems in the health sector. Winners will have a free co-working space courtesy of Startup Kano. This will give them enabling environment to turn their idea into a real working solutions and subsequently a business.

Interested participants should register here

Watch Video Promo Below:

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Startups

STARTUP KANO TO LAUNCH AN APP FOR BAYERO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Long gone are the days were fresh students have hard times getting familiar with the school environment, school rules and regulations and a bunch of other requirements. BUKGuide is an app with the sole purpose of simplifying campus experience for both new and returning students of Bayero University Kano.
Ahmad Bature, a co-developer who also designed the app UX and UI said, “It has not been easy for new students to have the real feel of the university setting (BUK), this app was born from problems over the years and it is here to solve it. We design the app out of passion for using the latest technology to solve problems and also out of compassion to assist students to navigate around with ease and explore the school environment”.
The app was developed by both an alumni and a final year student of the school. Some of the features on the app are the school history, faculties and principal officers. Voice it out is also a unique feature where you can type and it will voice out the words typed in. “This feature i believe will be modified and enhance communication among special education students” said Umar Auna a co-developer of the app.
BUKguide will be launched at Startup Kano Hub on the 20th of January, 2017. It is a low key event with some invited guest but will be streamed live. You can get the link for the live streaming on Startup Kano Instagram bio. The app will also be available on Google PlayStore and will be officially released during the launch.
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STARTUP KANO TO LAUNCH AN ENTREPRENEURS PLATFORM

Entrepreneurs ecosystem and Startup Mentors Startup Kano marked the new year with the launch of a platform that connects entrepreneurs together. According to its founder “All-E is a network where great minds connect. Entrepreneurs are interviewed and they showcase their products and services free of charge. At the same time, it serves as a means of marketing to those that cannot reach out to their target customers easily.”

All-E brings different business people of the same business line or different areas in such a way that will create a network for them to understand each other and work together in order to achieve more. All-E intends to use its platform to create the much needed synergy that will activate the ecosystem for both budding and aspiring entrepreneurs.

The event was streamed live on Facebook in order to reach out to customers who couldn’t make it. Startup Kano team hosted and curated the launch in a fashionable and memorable manner. You can register on All-E here. For questions and inquiry send to [email protected]

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STARTUP KANO TO HOST WOMEN FOUNDERS CONFERENCE 2016

Women Founders Conference (WFC) is the first of its kind. A single day event being curated by Startup Kano team with an audience of about 200 Women in Business and startups all in one place.The event is on a lane of its own because of its uniqueness and its social impact on the feminine race. This year, women of all ages and cadre will converge in the same venue to share experiences that will foster growth and development.

The theme for this year is “YOU CAN SIT WITH US” and will feature successful women speakers to share their stories and practical advice, learn how they got started, what went wrong, what surprised them and what led their company’s growth? Topics of uttermost importance have been selected  and will be discussed to engage and enlighten participants. These are;

  • Leadership Skills
  • Business development Skills
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Marketing

The aim of WFC is to bring together bright minds to deliver talks that are idea motivated and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and to provoke conversations that matter among women entrepreneurs in our ecosystem. This is an opportunity for you to be among top businesses women, customers and decisions makers whose efforts and impact through their brands and services, over the years demonstrated business excellence and the highest standards of ethical conduct, integrity, civic and social responsibility.

The event is Powered by OIIE and NITDA. Some of our Major partners are The Northern Blog, Arewa Obirin, Blue Sapphire E-solutions, Google Women Tech Makers, The Souk Trade Fair and Malaabis.

Details of the event is as follows:
Date: 14th December, 2016.
Venue: Ado Bayero Mall (Shoprite) Zoo Road, Kano.
Time: 10am prompt

Attendance is free however registration is compulsory. Participants should register here.

 

Watch Video Promo below.

 

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