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WOMEN FOUNDERS CONFERENCE 3RD EDITION 2018 ANNOUNCED

STARTUP KANO WOMEN FOUNDERS CONFERENCE THIRD EDITION, 2018

Venue: Marhaba Event Center farm Center beside Bristol Palace Hotel, Kano.
Date : 12th Decemebr, 2018
Time: 10am Prompt

WOMEN FOUNDERS CONFERENCE

Women Founders Conference is a single day event being curated by Startup Kano Team with an audience of about 200 women in business and startups in one place, this year’s conference will focus on women in business to share their stories and practical advice. Our aim 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 wonder to provoke conversations that matter among women entrepreneurs in our ecosystem. Each year’s conference 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 companies’ growth?

THEME #HerAgenda

Each year has its unique theme using a hashtag that serves as the point of reflection. We carefully chose a theme for the conference which address critical issues and immediate social concerns that affect Women entrepreneurs in the ecosystem. This year’s theme #HerAgenda is used due to the rise in the number of women founders who have demonstrated great determination and struggle to achieve high standard of ethical, moral and civic standards in the ecosystem.

MODE OF PARTICIPATION

50 special invitation is sent out to corporate Organizations and highly respected and influential women achievers to grace the conference to serve as an inspiration and motivation to the budding women entrepreneurs in attendance.
A registration portal is open for interested participants to register online so as to capture the type of audience to be expected at the conference. Participation is strictly on invitation or registration online. However, if participants are not able to register online, registration can do be done on the conference day which might attracts additional charges from the participants.

SPEAKERS SELECTION CRITERIA

The conference will feature successful business women and entrepreneurs whose brand and services, over the years demonstrated business excellence and the highest standards of ethical conduct, integrity, community and social responsibility. Their journey has been memorable, unforgettable and worthy of emulation to inspire and motivate the younger generation who are ready to change the world. M:
Our aim 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 wonder, to provoke conversations that matter among women entrepreneurs in our ecosystem.
A minimum of ten years’ experience in any field of expertise; entrepreneurship, Information technology, finance, legal, administration, health, agribusiness, education, commerce, business.
Our speakers can springs from anywhere around the world, because the conference is a world class standard and has an international recognition.

OBJECTIVES

1. To accelerate the development process of women business startups;
2. To facilitate the creation of an interactive community for exchange of ideas, mentorship and information for women;
3. To create a comfortable environment for businesswomen, women startup owners and potential investors to interact;
4. To establish a network of women entrepreneurs committed to growing and scaling their businesses;
5. To provide essential support to women startups that thrive and cater for the socio-economic climate and boost job creation.

FINANCING/FUNDING

From its inception, Women Founders Conference is a sponsored event designed to enlighten and showcase women entrepreneurs in our ecosystem. The Conference will be financed from either sponsorship or donations. Sponsorship of the Conference gives endless opportunities including advertisement rights to the sponsor.
Our partners, sponsors and other stakeholders for Women Founders Conference will be identified as key contributors to the creation and development of business women and the startup ecosystem. Details of commitment can be discussed by respective organization having interest to be sponsors.
This is an opportunity for the sponsors and partners to present itself to business women, customers and decision 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.
As a Sponsor of Women Founders Conference, you directly promote the work of a great community and help create a platform for business women and entrepreneurs to showcase and stimulate their business growth.

VOLUNTEERING

We open our doors to committed and dedicated people who are willing to contribute their quota to the success of Women Founders Conference. In as much as it is a conference, it i community driven and has been tagged under Startup Kano community events at organizational level.
BRANDING GUIDE (OTHER LOCATION):
Women Founders Conference is the name of the grand event, for other places participating and coordinating Women Founders Conference, the Conference will take the name of the location. Example in Niger State, Minna it will be; Women Founders Conference Minna.

PROMOTIONS

Use the following hastags; #wfc18 #heragenda #KanoCe #startupkanno for publicity and follow the official social media sites for startup Kano @startupkano across all platforms.
PREVIOUS CONFERENCE

WFC 2016: #youcansitwithus
WFC 2017: #inspiredbyawoman

 

WHAT NEXT?

More Goodies this year + we have 5 stalls for 5 Amazing Businesses to showcase their products. Last year we had 300 women in attendance and this year we are aiming more! Ticket is N1,000 only and Conference kit(including certificate) is N2,000 only (Kit is optional). all you have to do is register from the link here bit.ly/WFCKano (Case sensitive) or click on our bio, and we will send you an email for payment/Confirmation and your Ticket!

REGISTER HERE

 

 

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CONNECT LEARN GROW

As part of our mission to create opportunities for creative entrepreneurs, designers, developers, startups, tech enthusiast we are excited to announce to you that Startup Kano Hub is live and accessible to the public. Opening hours is fro  09:00am to 05:00pm from Monday to Friday, and what are weekends for? Communities events where you actually recap have fun etc with the Hub Community.

Creative Minds

Startup kano Hub is the number one “BUS STOP” for creative minds to connect. We believe in creativity and innovations to build the future.

Internet

You can take advantage of our high speed internet connection to maximize productivity.

Affordable

We are flexible at charging to fit all. No matter what you do, we’ve got you covered.

Network with Mentors

Mentors are the north star of creative minds.

HUB ACTIVITIES

We all know that a fun and positive WorkSpace is necessary to increase productivity and inspire creativity. We put more attention into the design and style of our creative community, to be inspiring, creative and fun.

Community Events

We organize, host and collaborate with other partners to bring you the best community events, such as tech events and Entrepreneurship classes.

Relaxation Zone

Its fun to be at our Hub. All works without play makes Jack a doll boy. We’ve got, Video Games (For the love of ‘GAME’), Board Games, Books and so much more to make your stay comfortable.

Hub Store

Get your Gadgets, SWAGS and other materials/apparels at the HUB without leaving what you are doing.

Lets get you on board

Now that you are interested in changing the world, lets get you on board here

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Startup Kano Hub Hosts in Google Hash Code 2018

Are you up for the challenge?

 

Hash Code is a team programming competition organized by Google for students and industry professionals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. You pick your team and programming language, pick a Google engineering problem and solve it.

Would you like to take the Google Hash Code 2018 Challenge.

Get Started

Signup for Google Hash Code  here  and join Startup Kano Hub

Join Satrtup Kano Hub

Startup Kano Hub is one the participating Hub in this year’s Google Hash Code Challenge, last year we had team of vibrant and students IT enthusiast who participated in the competition. Did we mention our facilities? check here (www.startupkano.com/hub) (Nah a visit Will convince you.)
This year we are having in house Google Developers mentors and aspiring Google Developers Expert to guide you through the process. All you need to do is form a team or join an existing team and change the world!

Hash Code Kano

Cheers!

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For more information about the Hub
Visit us today : No.265 Daurawa, Maiduguri Road Beside Azman Filing Station Tarauni Kano State.
http:// www.startupkano.com/hub
@startupkano across all social media sites
#Startupkano

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RECAP: STARTUP KANO WOMEN FOUNDERS CONFERENCE SECOND EDITION 2017

About

Women Founders Conference is startup Kano’s annual event that brings together bright minds to give talks that are idea focused and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder to provoke conversation that matter among women in the ecosystem.

The theme for the Second edition of Women Founders Conference 2017; #INSPIREDBYAWOMAN, and was hosted in the largest Mall in West Africa (Ado Bayero Mall) on Friday 15th December, 2017 with a massive turnout of participants and rock star speakers from different works of life ,who shared a practical experience and story to budding entrepreneurs and other founders present at the event.

SESSIONS

The event started at 10am with the opening speech from the conference director Startup Kano Co-Founder Aisha Tofa,

Dr. Hauwa Lamino Chairperson EYE Africa
Alh. Abbas Dalhatu. MD Freedom Radio
Aysha Tofa WFC Co-Founder Startup Kano
HE. Aisha Babangida, Chairperson Better Life Program

followed by His Royal Highness, the Emir of Kano Dr. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi ably represented in person of  Hakimin Nasarawa (MD Freedom Radio, Kano) Alh. Abbas Dalhatu. Our keynote speaker Her Excellency Aisha Babangida, Chairperson Better Life Program, who really inspired and motivated all the women present, Dr. Hauwa Lamino, (Chairperson Emerging Young Entrepreneurs) shared her story and experience running an agribusiness based startups across Africa.

Nura Samaha, with her models.

The conference took a paradigm shift, when Nura Samaha, a young and vibrant fashion designer that she believe “she is fashion herself”, was introduced to the gathering as the youngest founder who came to Startup Kano about 8 months ago and is now undergoing incubation at Startup Kano Hub. She made a quiet display and presented her inspiring story to the women present at the conference and  also paraded  a wonderful presentation of her dresses with models wearing her costume.

Farida Yahya, Program Director, Jamuje

Our second speaker Farida Yahaya a woman of substance and the Founder, Program Coordinator for Jamuje, a citizen led initiative that provides solutions to the most devastating problems in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Food and drinks were served from the amazing kitchens of 3Meals Culinary Kitchen and Hafsy Saffron Event Management, which till date we still have calls from participants about their addresses to get more of what they tasted at the conference (lol). They are super amazing.

An extensive  fire side chat was discussed by two prominent women founders entrepreneurs ; Hafsat Ibrahim, the famous Hasfy Safron and Bahijja S Bawa, from Bee-Jay Makeups Kano.The event was concluded on the need for women founders and entrepreneurs to embrace the culture of partnership and collaboration in the ecosystem.

 

Amazing Students
WFC17 Crew

Not forgetting the amazing students that came from (Her Dear Diary Initiatives) HDDI to have a feel of what it means to be a founder: Maitama Sule Girls Academy Kano, Aunty Laila Secondary School Kano and Emphatic Schools Kano.
We would not complete this post without recognizing the effort of our amazing volunteers, who helped out during the conference. Thank you all we love you!

 

As a rule of thumb, Startup Kano Women Founders Conference is a community event under the Women Founders Group, which rely on sponsorship and donation from relevant stakeholders within and outside the country. We want to use this medium to show our profound gratitude to our Partners, Sponsors and Supporters.

Partners:

National Information technology development Agency (NITDA) Office of ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE) as our major partner for this August conference. Ado Bayero Mall, MTN Nigeria, Malaabis by Maymz Fashion Design, 3meals Culinary Kitchen, Jamuje and Flexisaf Edusoft Limited, Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE Africa).

Media Partners:

Special thanks to Maikatanga Photography its obvious you will see all his watermark on most of the pictures here. The Airmingle, All-Entrepreneurs, Motion Pictures Productions Ltd, Telescope Magazine, Waves Advertising Ltd, TechArewa Media and Arewa Vogue Entertainment.

Supporters:

British Council, Facebook Dev Circle Kano, Google Women Techmakers Kano, Google Developers Group, and Halisman Technology.
They all play a vital role for the success of this August Conference and we look forward to doing amazing things with them in the next conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to be a partner, sponsor or a supporter? Contact us at [email protected] or contact us at noS265, Daurawa Maidugurii Road Kano.

#inspiredbyawoman.

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STARTUP KANO TO HOST THE 2ND EDITION OF WOMEN FOUNDERS CONFERENCE

Last year on the 14th of December 2016 we hosted the maiden edition of Women Founders Conference at Ado Bayero Mall Supported by NITDA’s OIIE and it made history. The first of its kind, Business Women gathering in Kano which was graced with women entrepreneurs, founders and strong business women who came and share their practical stories, how they got started, what inspired them and what challenges they faced.

This year, we excited to announce to you the Second Edition the Conference tagged #inspiredbyawoman and will be hosting speakers from different part of Country.

Women Founders Conference is a full day event being curated by Startup Kano Team with an audience of about 200 women in business and startups in one place. Our aim 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 wonder to provoke conversations that matter among women entrepreneurs in our ecosystem.

WHAT TO EXPECT THIS YEAR

This year’s conference, will focus on women in business for collaboration to inspire budding women entrepreneurs in our ecosystem.
The theme for this year is tagged, “#INSPIREDBYAWOMAN” and will be on the following topics:
• AGRIBUSINESS.
• Technology and entrepreneurship in the 21st century
• Branding (Personal and Corporate).
• Partnership and Collaboration (Fireside Chat)

Also Opportunity to meet and network with mentors, female entrepreneurs and much  more.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: 15th December 2017

Venue: Ado Bayero Mall Zoo Road Kano

Find tickets Here

Among the objectives of attending the WFC includes:

1. To enrich the development process of women business startups

2. To facilitate the creation of an interactive community for exchange of ideas and information

3. To create a comfortable environment for business startup owners and potential investors to interact

4. To establish a network of entrepreneurs committed to growing and scaling their businesses

5. To provide essential support to ensure that the business startups thrive and cater to the socio-economic climate by creating jobs and problem solving.

ENQUIRIES:

[email protected]

+234(80)38088515

 

#inspiredbyawoman

 See you there!

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