Team Humane wins Microsoft Imagine Cup Nigeria 2016

by | Apr 18, 2016

After the semi-finals in Ibadan and other regions, the finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Nigeria 2016 was held in Lagos on Friday, March 15th and we were there to cover the event live.

11 teams from different tertiary institutions around the Nigeria gathered together to slug it out with their innovative pitches in 3 different categories; Innovation, World Citizenship and Games.

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At the start of the event, Kabelo Makwane Country Manager Microsoft Nigeria called in from Redmond, Washington to talk to the participants and encourage them.

Seated on the panel of judges from right to leftt were four judges; Abiola Olaniran – CEO Gamsole,  Blessing Nnachi – Sales Solutions Specialists Microsoft Nigeria, Olayinka Oni – Information Officer at Sterling Bank and Opeyemi Olaniran Premiere – Field Engineer Manager at Microsoft Nigeria.

Abiola Olaniran was a past participant of the Imagine Cup Nigeria, and it was inspiring to see him sit on the panel of judges a few years down the line.

After a protracted period of pitching, cross-examination from the judges and palpable tension, the event came to an end and the judges had to retire to collate results.

Team Humane won with their solution that allows visually impaired people interact with smartphones. In second place was Team Circuit came second with Ulcerex a non-invasive testing solution for people with ulcer. In third place was Team Elite with IDP Finder.

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Team Humane are now qualified to represent Nigeria at the international finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016.

Victor Ekwealor
Victor Ekwealor

tech. media. startups. africa. vc | Twitter: @victor_ekwealor


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