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.

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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 ( (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



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

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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:
• 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.


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.


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 See you there!

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Women Founders Group Hosted Women to Digital Social Wednesday

Women Founders Group hosted its first edition of Social Wednesday. An event that brings women in business together to train them on digital and social media skills that will assist them to boosts sales and productivity.

Social Wednesday is a medium for women especially those without any form of the tech skills to learn the various strategies and techniques and use these new skills to build a better business and re-enforce their digital marketing.

The event will held at Startup Kano hub. It was a unique opportunity for women entrepreneurs and techies to arm themselves with valuable knowledge which is no doubt essential in today’s world.

The event saw about 50 women in attendance. Some of them took the medium to express their lack of inclusion in tech related activities. The Lead of WFG Miss Aysha Tofa offered her advises and encouragement to the women and urge them to always strive t o learn technical skills.


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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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