Sahara Group sponsored Aso Villa Demo Day. Sahara Group Chief Executive, Tonye Cole, said the decision to sponsor the event was informed by the passion to invest in Nigeria’s future, through the youth of today.
Aso Villa Demo Day is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, job creation and economic growth through the use of new and emerging technologies. This event will celebrate some of the best Nigerians in technology innovation and creativity and also feature inspiring talks from thought leaders and experts from different economic sectors in Nigeria.
Mr. Cole said the three winners, whose ideas were showcased at the event, would be guaranteed funding support by Sahara Group for their development.
He also assured the others to enjoy mentorship and guidance counselling through the Sahara Group’s extrapreneurship platform, which would match them with other people interested in their ideas and expertise.
Each of the winners, namely Tracology, a patented smart payment systems for utility companies; RecyclePoints, a waste recycling and social benefit venture for sustainable development, and Shuttlers, a multi-staff bus service to assist commuters resolve daily challenges around big cities, was given N3 million grant to develop their ideas.