1. 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.

  2. 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.


  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. Microsoft Partners CcHUB to empower startups

    As part of the recently launched 4Afrika Initiative, a strategic partnership has been reached between CcHUB and Microsoft in a bid to strengthen the tech ecosystem in Nigeria. This partnership aims to offer our community increased access to software and skills development opportunities. It is also a means through which innovative startups can access capital investment, benefit from international outreach and scale their businesses to the world through Microsoft’s cloud computing solutions.

    According to Bosun Tijani, CEO of Co-creation Hub Nigeria, “This partnership is the culmination of several collaborations between CcHUB and Microsoft Nigeria over the past two years and we are really excited at the opportunity to implement programs in support of innovation and entrepreneurship in Nigeria.”

    The Microsoft 4Afrika initiative is a multi-year initiative that seeks to actively engage in Africa’s economic development using a three-pronged approach of World-class skills, Access and Innovation. This will be done through exploring new ways of linking the growth of Microsoft’s business with initiatives that accelerate growth for the continent.

    Mteto Nyati, Vice Chair of the 4Afrika Advisory Council had this to say: “Microsoft sees boundless potential in African youth, developers and entrepreneurs, and we view the collaborative efforts with these innovation hubs across the continent as strategic and crucial opportunities for us to extend our support to their ecosystems. Through the 4Afrika initiative, we are deeply committed to helping accelerate African innovation, and we hope these efforts will help us reach more people who are looking to turn their great ideas into a reality that can empower their community, their country and Africa at large.”

    Microsoft will work with CcHUB to:

    • Support the startup community with Microsoft BizSpark memberships and access to business networking and capital investment opportunities. BizSpark is a global program that helps startups grow into successful businesses through software support and a vibrant ecosystem that delivers exceptional business advantage.

    • Enable developers to access the latest events and workshops on Microsoft’s newest development technologies through relevant community events.

    • Provide Microsoft devices, including Windows Phones and Windows-based tablets, for testing applications and other software developed by the local IT communities.

    • Enable the Nigerian tech community benefit from the 4Afrika Volunteer program, which will provide access to the pool of Microsoft employees volunteering in Africa as visiting trainers and mentors at CcHUB’s facilities.

    • Enable CcHUB to benefit from the 4Afrika Internship program, which will provide access to the pool of talent graduating as 4Afrika interns as potential hires for our own facilities.

    Here is yet another reason for you to join our community!