Presidency Picks 30 Nigerians To Pitch Tech Ideas At Aso Villa (SEE FULL LIST)

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In fulfillment of its commitment to boost technology and encourage innovative ideas, the Presidency, through the platform of “Aso Villa Demo Day”, has selected top 30 Nigerians among hundreds that pitched at three different events in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt in June.

(The events were held in Lagos – June 23rd, Abuja – June 25th and Port-Harcourt – June 29th.)

The 30 selected Nigerians will be hosted at the Presidency, Aso Rock, on a date to be announced soon to pitch their winning ideas.

During the pitch events, participating Nigerians presented ideas and solutions for Technology, Agriculture, Communications, Power, Fashion and Entertainment which revealed talents, skills and critical thinking.

In the selection process, each applicant was assessed by a minimum of four judges and some of the criteria used in assessing were:

Can this idea make money?
Has a revenue model been defined and is it realistic?
What is the value proposition to customers?
Is there a functional product?
Does it deliver a compelling and captivating user experience?
How resource- intensive is the idea? Is this idea scalable?

BELOW IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF THE 30 FINALISTS SELECTED FOR THE ASO VILLA DEMO DAY:

1. Chika Uwaze – Talent Base

2. Obidipe Oluwaseun – Mocapro

3. Tele Ogundipe – Egusi Soupe

4. Amaka Osita – Fuel Voucher.com.ng

5. Tolu Adeyanju – Red Bank

6. Ifedayo Oladapo – Grit Systems

7. Nkem Okocha – Mama Moni Limited

8. Ebuka Nwora – Etyres

9. Dami Olokesusi – Shuttlers NG

10. Amarachi Nwanamodo – Amagzy Global Ventures

11. Oladimeji Sofowora, Wole Ralph, Laolu Ojeniyi – One Medical

12. Mogbeyiteran Tosan – Blackswan

 13. Angela Adelaja – Fresh Direct

14. Ahmed Sodiq – Micro Scale embedded

15. Dimgba Kalu – Projaro

16. Abubakar Garba & Abdul Samad Gorbin

17. Emmanuel Okena – Tracology

18. Lois Auta – Cedar’s seed

19. Kamaludeen Sabiu – Seamless system’

20. Peter Agada – Tiller Cyrus

21. Desmond Okoye – Doctor’s office

22. Uzuq Tim – Tembe.com.ng

23. Alifa Nicholas – Ajaoku.com

24. Roland Reagan & Edmond Adoku – Meditech

25. Akinola Solomon – Africa on the rise tech community

26. Alison Ukonu – Recycle points

27. Uche Ariolu – Foodstantly

28. Benson Godwin – Tuteria

29. Mina Ogbanga – Ascent GP

30. Odior Yole – GO CV

Laolu Akande
Senior Special Assistant-Media & Publicity
Office of the Vice President
August 4, 2016

Credit: PremiumTimes

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