The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has lined up 16 Startups carefully chosen by the Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE) to feature, learn and sell themselves at the world’s most global startup innovation event inside the GITEX Technology Week, the largest technology exchange and marketplace for Middle East & Africa, which holds annually in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The 16 Startups will be among 400 Startups from over 60 countries that will gather at what is already touted as the largest line-up of young entrepreneurs from across the globe.
The 16 Startups include
- Rotors & Pilots which builds customized and modularized drones locally;
- Astrosand, an automobile Black Box, Intelligent Security and Emergency Home Monitoring System;
- ChowHub, which helps people discover great places to eat;
- CloudBurst offers a fast way of accessing and reading books;
- DIYlaw which seeks to create access to legal services and resources online;
- Genii Games which develops interactive Mobile Apps and Animated Videos for Children to learn native Nigerian languages, ethics and etiquette in a unique way;
- GoMyWay, an online ride share platform that connects car owners that have spare seats to share with others that need a ride and are going in the same direction;
- Jara Mobile which enables consumers make routine payments like airtime (talktime) and mobile data purchase and for each transaction.
- Logical Address which physically connects Nigeria, unlocking commerce through enhanced logistics, saving lives through improved emergency services;
- Mobidoc enables doctors to remotely give private consults to patients with the use of smartphones and connect them with other doctors;
- Phinnx provides tools with which everyone can connect to every other person in all Nigerian and
- Pinfoot, an online social network that connects football lovers.
- ArtNigeria, an online gallery focusing on original art works;
- Transforia, a software defined cellular network in a box that makes it easy for anyone to setup and deploy a mobile network;
- Wecyclers, a waste management and sanitation company, collect waste from subscribers using a fleet of low-cost bicycles called “wecycles; and
- Zobreus which allows patients to manage and control all of their healthcare data in a structured, mobile electronic medical record (EMR) so that the information is easily accessible to them and their doctors as needed.
The 16 Nigerian Startups will be participating at the largest-ever GITEX Technology Week primed to drive the world’s smart digital transformation, and support young entrepreneurs.