3 Startups emerge winners at Challenge Cup Lagos

by | Jan 23, 2016

Most Friday nights in Lagos are chill nights with less worries and more fun, but it definitely wasn’t the case for 12 Nigerian startups that owned the Challenge Cup Lagos stage on Friday, 22nd January 2016. Pass.ng, Tech 4 Her, Redbank, Grit Systems, Total Prep, APMIS Limited, Agric Hub Nigeria, E-Medic, Foodstantly, Talking Books, Skills On The House and Social Lender were the shortlisted startups who battled at the knockout stages of Challenge Cup held in Lagos, Nigeria to qualify for the regional finals in Nairobi, Kenya.

Shaina Silva kickstarted the evening at Cre8 Innovation Hub and Juliet Ehimuan, Country Manager at Google Nigeria gave the keynote speech welcoming all and emphasized the crucial role of home based solutions.

Agric Hub Nigeria was the first startup to present at the competition, the competition was definitely a fierce one as each startup had only 2mins to pitch to the judges and 3mins to answer questions. Vera Adesanya, Olumide Lala, Segun Olukoya, Onome Asagbra, Mustapha Abokede, Daniel Oparison, Gbolahan Fagbure and Juliet Ehimuan were there to judge based on the 8 key areas earlier announced. The competition was in two parts, first part saw 6 startups present to the judges before the break while the remaining 6 startups presented after the break.

Advertisement

The event also featured Aajoh and Wilsons Juice who presented their startups to obtain feedbacks from the judges and event attendees. The evening was definitely bright at the beginning but became darker as the competition winners were announced at about 9:30pm. Pass.ngGrit Systems and Total Prep qualified for the regional finals to be held at Nairobi, Kenya on 8th February, 2016. Challenge Cup Lagos was exciting for most attendees as there were opportunities to network after the event and also to congratulate the winning teams as they prepare to represent Nigeria at the regionals.

Photo credit: Generation Enterprise

Emmanuel Ogunsola
Emmanuel Ogunsola

I love telling stories using text, pictures and videos. It’s all about the little details.

Advertisement

On January 22, 2022, be part of the largest gathering of innovators, startup founders, thinkers, programmers, policymakers, and investors in West Africa. Register free.

0 Comments

Recent News

Subscribe to Techpoint Digest!

A daily 5-minute roundup of happenings in African and global tech, sent directly to your email inbox, between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m (WAT) every week day!

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Crypto Explorer

A monthly series featuring in-depth analysis on the cryptocurrency sector in Africa

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to The Experts

A bi-weekly where tech career specialists take us on their journey from newbie to expert, and how they became successful in the industry.

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Founder's Table

A monthly series, where we catch up with founders in the startup ecosystem, learn about their failures, successes and a few tricks of the trade

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap