We at Techpoint love innovation, so what better way to prove that than by highlighting 10 young companies -- in no particular order -- we think have the potential to become household names before the end of next year.
We sought startups in an assortment of fields, but all seem game to shake up the tech scene. A couple of them have exciting products ready to hit the market as we settle into the new year, others appear to be on the brink of massive growth, and some just deliver great services.
Granted, we did not look at every startup in Nigeria before compiling this list. We probably overlooked some of the less-obvious startups heading towards tech-stardom, but that’s why there is a comments section. So please feel free to drop names of startups you feel will dominate 2015, and we will happily look into them.
Callbase is one of our favourites on the list. This startup was built to eliminate the stress and cost of setting up a call centre. With Callbase, a business can setup a call centre in 3 minutes, and all they need is a connection to the internet. A business or organisation can buy a number from 50 countries, thereby being local in multiple countries.
Delivery Science is a big data application that helps consumer goods companies gain insight into the delivery of their goods and people. This system provides a level of transparency in order-to-cash and order-to-delivery process for said companies, thereby reducing thefts, trading on company's funds, and inefficient/fraudulent routing of work to transporters.
Meditell is a platform that helps give patients the best offline experience from their hospitals. The core service of this platform is their drug reminder service in which the patient receives via an automated voice call and text message, a reminder about their medication to ensure adherence.
Truppr is a community of 'fitfam' enthusiasts making organising and finding team mates to enjoy your favourite sport with in cities around the world easier. The sole purpose of Truppr is to connect people globally to event and fitness partners to help make regular exercise a lifestyle. The app provides a platform for a vibrant community of fitness enthusiasts to make fitness a lifestyle through organising amateur sporting events and team mates or acting as a One stop shop for finding and booking sport venues in cities around the world.
Obiwezy is essentially an e-pawn shop for mobile phones. The platform allows users trade phones, buy used phones with warranties, and sell their used phones without the hassle of middle man.
PushCV is a career guidance service that connects employers with talents, provides training as well as staff retention solutions for organisations. Their focus on improving each user’s knowledge, skills and abilities is sure to make this recruitment service soar in 2015 .
The winners of the Nigerian edition of the IBM’s SmartCamps tech startups contest are here to make booking outdoor advert spaces less cumbersome. By clicking on the “Find a Board” icon on the Vacant Boards site, you gain access to an efficient inventory of outdoor advertising spaces across Nigeria via keywords or by location. Cut through all the advertising bureaucracies, says Vacant Boards
Gingerbox is essentially an online fresh fruits and food store. They makes it convenient to eat fresh & affordable fruits, vegetables & nuts at the office everyday plus meat, poultry, grains and soup ingredients for your home. All you have to do is select a fruit basket, tell them how many team members it’s intended for, and state the regularity of delivery.
URegista basically provides a platform for organisations to create, distribute and receive forms online seamlessly. URegista thinks organisations should go paperless, and we are inclined to agree.
Yellow Navigation allows you to book a bus wherever you are, directly from your computer or mobile phone and have receipts go directly to your email. It allows you book in advance for a ride and choose a route, time, and date, with a flexible payment system.
We plan on profiling all or, at the very least, most of these startups before the year runs out, so you get the full gist of what they are really about, and how they intend to reach household name status.