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LASG in Partnership with Eko Innovation Centre Sponsored 15 Startups to GITEX 2022

ByJoan Aimuengheuwa

Oct 20, 2022
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The Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) is an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show and conference that takes place in Dubai at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

It brings together thought leaders, inventors, innovators, and other key players in the technology sector, making it one of the most significant gathering spots on the globe.

Over 10,000 investors from across the world attended the GITEX Global 2022 event, which also provided entrepreneurs with over 25,000 leads for investment meetings and partnership opportunities.

In previous years, participants would have had to travel to Dubai to compete in the tournament for a chance to win $200,000 in funding and a mentorship prize.

But on the 12th of May 2022, the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX), in partnership with the Lagos State Government (LSG) and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), organized the pitch event in Lagos at the Eko Innovation Centre.

The judges at the pitch event were; Akeem Hassan, Technical Assistant to Lagos State State Governor on Innovation and Technology; Tunbosun Alake, the special adviser to the Governor on Innovation and Technology; Segun Cole, Co-founder Fund the Gap Alliance; Amos Udok, Representative NITDA; Ireayo Oladunjoye, Head, of Startups Lagos state employment Trust fund; Oguntade Adeseye, Unit head, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship ONDI, and Olorunnisomo Olaoluwa Co-Founder, Seedbuilders Innovation and Foundation, which had about twenty-seven (27) startups pitch their ideas.

Two Nigerian technology start-ups, Paddy Cover and Pricepally.com emerged winners and received from Dubai World Trade Centre an all-expenses paid trip to Dubai to compete in the tournament for a chance to win $200,000 in funding and a mentorship reward.

The two winners, Paddy Cover and PricePally, will be joined by thirteen (13) additional teams for a complete, all-expenses-paid opportunity to compete in GITEX, making the total delegation from Lagos State fifteen (15) startups, the largest in the history of the Lagos State Government.

The list of the thirteen (13) additional startups includes: truQ, Quadloop, and Imperial EdTech, which are the second, third, and fourth-place finishers in the GITEX Lagos State pitch session; Wellness Health Technologies, D’Aggregate, and LiveBic, which are currently enrolled in the EIC acceleration program; AppZone, Kodobe, Farmz2U, Cdial, RxAll Inc, Curacel, and Evolvestack.

Five (5) out of the fifteen (15) startups supported by the Lagos State Government advanced to the semifinals of the competition. Paddycover, Pricepally, LiveBic, Wellness Health Technologies, and Evolvestack are the startups.

GITEX 2022 Startups
Tunbosun Alake, Special Adviser to Lagos state Governor on Innovation and Technology as a Juror on the Supernova Semi-Finalist Pitch Session
GITEX 2022 Startups
Victor Afolabi, founder Eko Innovation Centre with some of the delegates
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L-r: Hakeem Fahm, Commissioner for Science and Technology Lagos State; Dr. Olufemi Hamzat Deputy Governor of Lagos State, and some of the VIPs during the VIP Networking Session
Shedrach Akao, Founder LiveBic
Shedrach Akao, Founder LiveBic (one of the semi-finalist) pitching at Gitex Global 2022
Wellness Health
Adetutu Afolabi, founder Wellness Health Technologies (one of the semi-finalist) pitching at Gitex Global 2022
GITEX 2022 Startups
Luther Lawoyin, founder, Pricepally (one of the semi-finalist) pitching at Gitex Global 2022
Mayowa Owolabi, co-founder, Paddy Cover (one of the semi-finalist) Pitching at Gitex Global 2022

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