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Enugu to host ‘StartupSouth6’ next month


Enugu State has won the hosting right for the 6th edition of the 2021 global technology innovation (technovation) conference in the South South and South East regions of Nigeria.

Conference Convener, Mr. Uche Aniche, announced the selection of Enugu among four other cities that vied for the right in a virtual international press conference, at the weekend.

Aniche said the conference tagged, ‘#StartupSouth6’, will hold between October 28 and 29. He said it would attract investors, public officials and top technology brands from across the regions, Nigeria and beyond.


He said speakers at the conference would include executives from search and social media giants – Google and Facebook and from global payment company, Visa Card, among others.

Aniche said the conference would also feature experts from around the world including San Francisco, South Africa, United Kingdom and Nigeria.

He said: “#StartupSouth Conference has grown in reputation as a driver of conversation towards boosting economic growth in the regions leveraging on technology.

“As a comeback edition (having paused due to COVID-19 restrictions), we are leveraging technology to extend Enugu’s growing influence as a globally recognised startup city.”

He added: “This conference will be divided into plenary and breakout sessions covering six broad focus areas – business, technology, lifestyle, capacity development, early stage investing and policy.”


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