Founder and CEO of Hotels.ng Mark Essien will speak via Skype as mentor on the next Startup Sunday scheduled to hold this Sunday August 20th, 2017, at The Elkan Terrace conference room in Port Harcourt.
The mentoring session is the highlight of Startup Sunday’s program and has featured eminent founders, including Kendall Anayi CEO of Y Combinator backed company — Tezeti, which raised $2.1 million, barely one week after he spoke at the June 2017 Startup Sunday meetup.
The mentoring session will be preceded by a pitching session where Samuel Adiela, a fresh Computer Science graduate will pitch Desk Buzz, an app that makes wireless phone calls between two systems without data.
Other events include video viewing and discussions, an elevator pitch challenge and networking.
Startup Sunday is a periodic meet up where entrepreneurs, innovators, talents, funders and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, connect with potential team members and mentors, develop and nurture products and launch startups.
It is organised by Netopps, an organisation focused on building people and systems in Africa to leverage internet opportunities to optimize potentials in digital jobs, tech entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. Admission is N3,000, paid at the venue.
Startup Sunday debuted on July 12, 2015 with a 20 week viewing of ‘How to Start a Startup’, a series of 20 lectures originally given at the Stanford University by Y Combinator in the fall of 2014. Startup Sunday currently holds on the 3rd Sunday of every month. This month’s meetup would be its 38th edition.