All the New Additions for the 2019 Edition of #StartConFest in Uyo this September


Over the past five years, The Roothub has supported a narrative about Akwa Ibom as the start-up capital of Nigeria with its annual business, creative and technology festival, StartConFest.

To its credit, the organizers have always made it fun-filled, engaging and informative such that the event draws a large influx of entrepreneurs, knowledge enthusiasts and fun lovers into the State, even when it’s not the holiday season.

StartConFest makes the list of top technology, entrepreneurship and creative festivals in the country, especially from the South-South region. This year’s edition is tipped to be the biggest since the event was conceived in 2015 as a special, but an impactful way to celebrate the anniversary of The RootHub.

Beyond the inspiring talks by key industry thought leaders across Nigeria, there are big plans to explore the creative aspect of the event and it includes; musical performances, fashion shows, virtual reality experience and games.

The business aspect will see an increase number of product showcase, providing an awesome platform for networking as this year’s edition promises be an awesome experience.

Below are the new additions for this year’s event.

Experience Zone

This section houses the Virtual Reality experience, live 3D Print amongst other innovations set for display. For the VR, a virtual tour of Akwa Ibom State will be available to get tourism enthusiasts to experience the State’s tourist sites without stepping foot there.


Game Zone

“All work and learn without play makes Jack a dull boy” they say and surely believes in this statement. This is the reason for a gaming zone which include your favourite board games, plus PS4 video games will be available for attendees to unwind in a friendly atmosphere.


Food Court

Another new addition to this year’s and will be a whole new experience for those who are food gourmets. Mouth-watering meals and snacks will be on display to buy and share with friends from a wide array of creative chefs and vendors.


Market Place & Fashion Runway

Market Place and Fashion Runway stay side by side to create a whole new level of buzz mixed with excitement from the long list of exhibitors and vendors, plus impeccable designs to be showcased on the by models on the runway.


Open Mic & Music Stage

This will serves as where all the entertainment will happen. Over 500 musical talents will rock the stage to thrill the crowd with their performances.

To have a first-hand experience of all these at the Ibom Hall Grounds, Uyo from 26-28 September 2019, grab your tickets HERE. For more details, visit www.startconfest.com.


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