1. SLUSH 2015: Get Selected to attend a week long global impact accelerator program in November

    Do you run a start-up that directly addresses global development challenge? Do you want to attend a 1-week global accelerator program with 30 other impact start-ups with the opportunity of meeting top investors and the media? Apply HERE for the chance to be in Helsinki this November.

    Last November, three startups i.e. Truppr, Wecyclers and VacantBoards attended SLUSH 2014 through the Slush Emerging Markets Program. It was a fantastic experience that showcased the best of “Made in Lagos” innovations to the rest of the world.


    Impact Accelerator is co-organised with Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, UNICEF and other partners, including CcHUB in Nigeria. Impact Accelerator will help the next world changing founders to speed up their businesses through skills workshops, networking opportunities, meeting investors and potential partners, as well as through exposure before and in Slush conference. The program includes pre-event mentoring, local Helsinki boot camp program from 4th to 13th of November, 2015 culminating to Slush, and post-event support.


    Participants will receive; Helsinki boot camp program from 4th-13 th November, 2015: air tickets and accommodation covered for the duration of the program*; Conference pass to Slush; Opportunity to be featured in Slush within Slush Impact; Opportunity to attend and to be featured in UNICEF Innovation Summit; Networking and meeting opportunities with impact investors, NGOs, institutions, startups, media and other stakeholders; Skills workshops and capacity building; Industry specific matchmaking sessions.


    • Fill in short application form
    • Selected applicants will pitch their business at CcHUB on July 31, 2015 in front of a panel of local judges. The judges will shortlist 2-4 start-ups.
    • The 2-4 shortlisted start-ups will then fill in more in-depth application form and be contacted by the Selection Committee for an interview.
    • The Selection Committee will chose at least 1 start-up based on the application form and interview.


    • A great team that convinces they have the skills and drive to succeed
    • A business idea that has gained some traction, yet is still in early phase
    • A business concept that will have a measurable positive impact on people, society, or planet
    • Business concept must be highly scalable and have a strong technology focus
    • There are no limitations to in terms of sector or geographical focus.


    Slush is a technology conference for startups and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. In 2014, Slush brought together over 14.000 attendees and more than 3500 companies for the two-day event, with more than 750 investors. Next Slush will take place in Helsinki on November 11-12th, 2015. One of the key crosscutting themes of 2015 is “Slush Impact”: program for purpose driven startups that combine scalable business models with positive impact on the environment or society.

    Together with Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, UNICEF and other partners, including CcHUB in Nigeria, Slush features Impact Accelerator program for thirty world-changing impact entrepreneurs from all over the world. We are now looking for the next world-changing business ideas that directly addresses global development challenges.

  2. Oracle Mobile Application Framework Challenge

    The Oracle Mobile Application Challenge is open from the 6th of October till the 6th of January 2015 and invites developers to demonstrate how the Oracle Mobile Application Framework can be used to create and/or extend an enterprise application through mobile technology and then deploy that application to a handheld device.

    Mobile technology has changed the way that we live and work. As mobile interfaces take the lion’s share of our attention, it’s essential that we adapt them to our existing systems and tools. This developer challenge is focused on showcasing sustaining innovations to enterprise applications by way of mobile experiences. Entrants will compete by creating a mobile app that extends an enterprise application deployed to either an Android or iOS device.

    Here is a chance to win one of the following prizes:

    1st Place – One winner – $6000

    1st Runner-up – One winner – $3,000

    2nd Runner-up – One winner – $1,000

    See the competition rules here.

  3. Showcase Tuesday (Call for Applications)

    Showcase Tuesday holds at 3:00pm on Tuesday every fortnight and provides an interactive platform for members of the tech community with a prototype or product to demo to a like-minded audience from our growing and diverse tech community.

    It also provides the chance for someone from our incubation fund to assess the investment-readiness of your start-up and initiate conversations that may result in accessing our Incubation Fund. CcHUB incubation services provide tech entrepreneurs with mentorship, user testing, access to markets, office space, administration and more.

    Showcasing teams will have 15 minutes to highlight:

    • Pain points that their solution addresses
    • Development Tools
    • Brief profile of their team
    • What the future holds

    We will also provide you with 15 minutes to engage the community in a Q& A session.

    Showcase Tuesday aims

    • To encourage doers to receive feedback from like-minded people from both a business and technology point of view
    • To provide a platform to look at your product/ solution through the eyes of other people
    • Help receive feedback that may be critical in the iteration of your prototype or solution as it finds or tweaks its best route to market

    Got an app or solution to demo? Send us an email telling us about it and we will revert with more information.


  4. Win FREE Space & $200* for your event at CcHUB

    Are you planning a community-focused meet-up or do you have a hot new knowledge to share with fellow geeks and tech entrepreneurs in Lagos?

    CcHUB is giving out space to 5 community-focused events between October and December 2014. Selected events will benefit from complimentary high-speed internet access, audio-visuals, uninterrupted power supply and access to our roof-top for break out sessions. We’ll also support your event with up to $200 worth of refreshment on the day!

    Complete the form here for a chance to win one of the 5 available slots.

    Good luck!

  5. SLUSH 2014: Meet Top Investors and Media This November

    Got a startup? Want to get the unique opportunity to meet with top investors and media from all over the world and to be featured within the Slush Impact track. Apply now for a spot in the Slush Emerging Markets delegations HERE.

    What Is Slush?

    The Slush startup conference is the focal point for global startups and technology talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. The two-day event takes place every fall in the wintery Scandinavia amidst one the most dynamic tech ecosystems in the world. Slush 2014 will take place on November 18-­19th in Helsinki, Finland.

    Sound Good? Here’s How You Can Apply

    To apply for a spot in the Slush Emerging Markets delegation, please fill in the application form HERE by 12th of September, 2014. Kindly note that only applications from startups working with the following partners will be accepted* (more partners to be added).

    RLabs, South Africa
    mlab, South Africa
    CcHUB, Nigeria
    iHub, Kenya
    JVN, Vietnam
    CSIP, Vietnam

    **The costs of attendance, travel and accommodation will be covered for one representative of the startup chosen for the delegation.

    More About SLUSH

    In the past three years, Slush has grown to be one of the leading tech and startup events in the world, reaching 7000 attendees from 68 countries in 2013. Slush is a non-­profit event organized by a community of first-­time entrepreneurs, students and professional music festival organizers, while backed by founders of Nordic success stories such as MySQL, Rovio, Supercell and Skype.

    Together with Slush, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs is proud to invite a delegation from selected countries to attend Slush 2014. This Slush Emerging Markets delegation will consist of startups with world changing businesses, investors and accelerator representatives from Asia and Africa.


    * Send an email to incubation@cchubnigeria.com to stand a chance.