All over the globe, people are rising and creating solutions to the myriads of social challenges around them leveraging on technology. From London, to Bangalore, Amsterdam, Accra and Lagos, the technology community is rising and creating disruptions to the status quo. The Niger Delta is not without these challenges as well, hence the need for the creation of Focushub.
FocusHub Nigeria is a technology innovation and entrepreneurship space in the heart of the Niger Delta part of Nigeria with a mandate to create and support sustainable business models targeted at addressing some developmental challenges leveraging on technology. These models are focused around, Agribusiness Entrepreneurship, climate technology, Access to finance, Health, Education, Peace and Conflict, women in business and general entrepreneurship.
Presently, FocusHub is aggressively developing the technology ecosystem through a monthly program tagged IGNITE and also numerous training interventions. Participants in these events are; hardware architects, start-ups; software developers, ethical hackers, impact investors, students, academics, developers, social entrepreneurs, private sector, government agencies, Small and medium scale enterprises, development experts, and general IT consultants.
Presently, we do the following:
- Create a collaborative and community centre for pre-incubation, incubation and prototyping of business ideas,
- Provide training, advisory services and mentoring for SMEs and Startups operating in the zone
- Provide Co-working spaces for startups and SMEs
- Provide Consulting and Research services in ICT4D as it relates to the Niger -Delta