Two Nigerian tech startups have qualified for the final of the Supernova Challenge Pitch Competition at the ongoing GITEX 2022.
It was reported on Monday that the two Nigerian startups that emerged as finalists were among the nine that first made it to the semi-final level.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), also, while inaugurating the exhibition pavilion of Nigeria at the Dubai World Trade Centre, confirmed that nine Nigerian tech innovators and start-ups booked their spots in the semi-final of the GITEX tech-invention competition.
He said: “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 startups 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 winningstartup seeking tosolve the persistent problem of climate change and natural disasters likeflooding, by providing an equitableaccess 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.
The GITEX 2022 event is currently holding at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in United Arab Emirates, UAE.