About us

About Startup Bayelsa

Who We Are

Startup Bayelsa is a collaborative program designed to help startups within the state, in their infancy succeed. We help entrepreneurs solve some of the problems commonly associated with running a startup by providing workspaces, seed funding, mentoring, and comprehensive business training in business basics, marketing assistance, business etiquette, regulatory compliance, discounted or free professional services, accounting/financial management assistance, technology commercialization assistance, intellectual property management and legal counsel.

Our continuous thrives in improving enterprise development and digital literacy in Bayelsa are inspired by testimonials / success stories of young people who go through our training programs and/or are mentored by our partners. We aspire to make Bayelsa State a favourable environment for business startups to launch and thrive in order to boost the state’s economy.


To instil the culture of entrepreneurship in Bayelsans, as well as getting young people to start up businesses of their dreams, with access to technical, business and funding support.


To equip young Bayelsans with the necessary skills and knowledge to become self reliant, and the mindset to be responsible future leaders, to turn around Bayelsa to the next Silicon Valley.


Young creatives (school leavers, undergraduates, graduates, Corp members) Startups and MSMEs Government parastatals Public/Private establishments (Strategic Sectors)
What Drives Us

Our Objectives

  • To build awareness of entrepreneurship development through advocacy.
  • To initiate and/or participate in all entrepreneurship projects/programmes including competitions.
  • To identify and create opportunities to support innovative efforts towards establishing Startups and other SMEs.
  • To conduct manpower need assessment survey of various private businesses within the state to identify skills gap.
  • To develop the human capital capacity to address the manpower needs of the various businesses.
  • To create and maintain a database of existing businesses.
  • To use the manpower needs assessment database to provide gainful employment & promote entrepreneurship.
  • To bridge the gap between Bayelsa startups and Angel Investors.

We Boost Businesses

Helm of Affairs

Management Team

We know the importance of forming a working team. By working together, we learn that wins and losses affect everyone on the team.

harry porbeni

Harry Porbeni

Director, Enterprise Development
austin mathias otuogha

Austin Mathias Otuogha

Director, Media Communications
sylvester sede

Sylvester Sede

Director, Administration