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 3 Startups in South East Nigeria are $10,000 richer courtesy GenesysIgnite innovation prize



Three (startups) have emerged winners of GenesysIGNITE (South East Startup Convergence), one of the biggest technology conferences in the region put together by Genesys Tech Hub in collaboration with have just been unveiled.

Presenting the (mock) cheques to the winners, the Special Guest of Honour and Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, in company of the ex-President of the Senate of Nigeria, Senator Ken Nnamani, who chaired the event, amongst other dignitaries, the Minister applauded Genesys for providing financial assistance which is one of the major challenges faced by Startups in the region.

“Nigerian processes were not designed to turn research findings to commercial products; we are working seriously to address this” , Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said.

“Any nation that produces science and technology experts is always the toast of the world. Teneces is doing what the Government has in mind with regards youths development- capacity building, incubation, venture capitals, and other supports.

Meet the startups (in no particular order), each received $10,000 cash prize:

  1. Tutor Finder NG

TutorFiner wins at GenesysIgnite

Tutor Finder NG is the leading home tutors in South East Nigeria with reach in Owerri, Awka, Enugu and Aba and over 54 professional tutors .  

They provide learners with the advantage of quality, experienced and innovative teachings that make them become the finished articles, far beyond the limitation of class room learning.

They simply bridge the gap!

Tutor Finder provide support to classroom instruction and assignments and go back and deal with building blocks that were missed.

One-to-one tutoring helps students build confidence, and get individualized support and better grades.

2. PlayJoor

PlayJoor wins at GenesysIgnite

PlayJoor is a platform for real time multiplayer games. The developers make it possible for players to earn while competing against other players at a game they are skilled at.

The startups founders believe that people should enjoy games they are skilled at and to cap it up, earn while playing the games.

Tagline: Real-time games with real people

3. House of Uwe (cloth) wins at GenesysIgnite This is an e-commerce shop selling made-to-order African apparels proudly designed in Africa by very experienced African designers.

House of Uwe provides a solution to the need of the fashion market by allowing shoppers order a custom made, individually tailored piece they truly love.

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