Fasmicro Makes Final Of 2011 Africa Awards For Entrepreneurship – $400,000 Prize Funds To Be Won

We are very humbled to inform the whole human race that FASMICRO – Nigeria’s leader in embedded systems, microelectronics and mobility – has made the final round of Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship. This program is organized by the prestigious and highly acclaimed entrepreneurship powerhouse, Legatum. Omidyar Networks of the eBay family fame is also in the midst. Out of 3,300 companies that began this journey, we are among the last ten.

The photo below shows our managers with the team of Legatum that came to our design center to check out things themselves in Owerri, this month. [Fasmicro Open application is ongoing – let’s us train you free, courtesy of a $20,000 funding provided by a U.S. institution to help grow the embedded systems field in Nigeria]

Now, read the press release by Africa Awards.

Following face-to-face interviews with each of the 15 semi-finalists, the judges have selected ten companies to go through to the final round and make a live presentation to an elite panel of judges in Nairobi on December 6th. With US$ 400,000 in prize funds to be won, the competition is hotter than ever.

Congratulations to all of the finalists:

  • Cellular Systems International
    Senegal
  • Pepperoni Foods Limited
    Nigeria
  • Chocolate City Group
    Nigeria
  • SECURICO
    Zimbabwe
  • Expand Technology (Holding) Limited
    Mauritius
  • soleRebels
    Ethiopia
  • First Atlantic Semiconductors and Microelectronics Nigeria Limited
    Nigeria

 

  • Unique Solutions Company Limited
    Gambia
  • InvesteQ Capital Limited
    Kenya

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