Startup Port Harcourt Innovation Tour: Day One
RIV Tech Creek
Located at the Rivers State ICT Center, RIV Tech Creek is a hub for a growing population of youths who thrive to make impact through digital skills and competencies. RIV Tech Creek is a home for creatives.
All the trainings that take place in TechCreek are 100% funded by the Rivers State Government.
It hosts Training and activities tailored to engage youths to build technical and creative capabilities. The trainings carried out include: Photography, Animation, Coding etc. One of such Training, within a Year and some months has produced about 3000 successful students.
The facility boosts of 1 large training room downstairs that can sit over 100 persons, 3 training rooms upstairs all fully equipped with desktops and electronic board. Outside hold 4 additional training rooms, a large co-work area for anyone with a fee.
Two companies have been birth from TechCreek. They are House of Africa and Digital Sprout and are currently using the co work space at the Creek.
Address: Port Harcourt-Aba Expressway opposite Pleasure Park Airforce Junction Obio/Akpor Port Harcourt
Email : email@example.com
Phone nos : 09030003185, 09030003180
Rainaissance Innovation Labs
Dumo Dede, founder of Renaissance Innovation Labs labels themselves as an innovation labs and not a technology hub, he said their mission and vision is to re-imagine Africa in today’s world of rapid technology development, find the smartest people and provide them with the right tools for success and generate innovative solutions for industries and governments. While also stating that they focus on the problem solving and not the solution itself.
Renaissance Innovation Labs plans to commence a five-month fellowship that pairs intermediate developers with senior developers, industry veterans and other experts to learn and collaborate on projects.
The 3 areas they are looking to focus on and provide solutions include: education (rural education), construction and commerce. They plan in 2-5 years to have a campus that can hold 50 students and the place would be a hub for creation of solutions.
Address: Eliozu Airport Road Bypass, Aligbolu, Port Harcour
Founded by Adeosun Sheriff Temitope, Strategic Hub is a co-work space that wants to support businesses across different industries in Port Harcourt, as long as they do good business and are ready to grow.
Adeosun says that before the end of 2019 they would be open a branch at Kaduna and Lagos.
Address: Fonte House (Behind MRS Filling Station), Callus Miller Junction (1st Artillery, Port Harcourt – Aba Expy, Port Harcourt