The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has charged the Nigerian team for the Supernova Challenge Pitch Competition at the ongoing GITEX 2022 to go the whole hog in claiming the Star Prize.
This comes just as Two Nigerian tech start-ups made it to the final of the 2022 Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX), taking place in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai.
The fortunate Nigerians were among the Nine Nigerian technology innovators and start-ups that had qualified for the semi-finals of the Competition.
The Minister, while inaugurating the exhibition pavilion of Nigeria at the Dubai World Trade Centre, expressed conviction in the ability of the Finalists to emerge tops at the GITEX tech-invention competition.
“I am confident that the four Nigerian start-ups and innovators will surely give their foreign counterparts a run for their money. And will cart away the prizes at stake, during the grand finale of the exhibition.”
The Nigerian start-ups to compete for the gold position of the Supernova Challenge Pitch Competition are FLOEWS and ShapShap.
Another start-up from Kenya, Melanin Kapital, is the other African representative in the final of the ‘Mobility and Smart Cities Innovator’ category, that the Nigerian tech firms qualified for.
FLOEWS is a multi-award winning startup seeking to
solve the persistent problem of climate change and natural disasters like flooding, by providing an equitable access to a democratized, socially-inclusive and gender-responsive disaster risk management together with early warning for vulnerable individuals, business communities and national economies.
While ShapShap provides the best on-demand delivery service in Nigeria for online ordering and same-day delivery of food, groceries, medicines, and packages using a mobile application.