It's 10 days away from GITEX 2016, but it's already late for those that are still contemplating registration through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) platform.
This year's edition of GITEX -- themed “Re-Imagining Realities.” -- will feature 16 Nigerian startups, all sponsored by NITDA.
The 16 Nigerian startups will participate at the largest-ever GITEX Technology Week primed to drive the world’s smart digital transformation, and support young entrepreneurs.
The 16 startups carefully chosen by the Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE) within the NITDA include:
Rotors & Pilots: a startup which builds customized and modularized drones locally.
Astrosand: an automobile Black Box, Intelligent Security and Emergency Home Monitoring System.
ChowHub: a startup that helps people discover great places to eat.
CloudBurst: CloudBurst offers a fast way of accessing and reading books online.
DIYlaw: is a startup that creates access to legal services and resources online.
Genii Games: Genii Games develops interactive Mobile Apps and Animated Videos for Children to learn native Nigerian languages, ethics and etiquette in a unique way.
GoMyWay: an online ride sharing platform that connects car owners that have spare seats to share with others that need a ride and are going in the same direction.
Jara Mobile: a startup that enables consumers makes routine payments like airtime (talktime) and mobile data purchase and for each transaction.
Logical Address: a startup that physically connects Nigeria, unlocking commerce through enhanced logistics, saving lives through improved emergency services.
Mobidoc: Mobidoc enables doctors to remotely give private consults to patients with the use of smartphones and as well connect them with other doctors.
Phinnx: Phinnx provide tools that can connect one to every other person in Nigeria.
Pinfoot: an online social network that connects football lovers.
ArtNigeria: an online gallery which focuses on original art work.
Transforia: ITaaS solutions provider helping businesses adopt the cloud without the need to buy proprietary software or manage complex infrastructure.
Wecyclers: a waste management and sanitation company that deploys fleets of low-cost bicycles to collect waste from subscribers.
Zobreus: Zobreus allows patients to control and manage all of their healthcare data in a structured, mobile electronic medical record (EMR) so that the information is easily accessible to them and their doctors as needed.
In addition to startups, Nigeria is showcasing some of its private and public sector technology influencers in the country’s pavilion that includes; SystemSpecs Limited, Precise Financial Systems (PFS) Limited, Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited, Simplex Business Solutions Ltd, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Communications Commission, Nigerian Petroleum Exchange (NipeX), and Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd.
Over 200 investors and influential tech investment executives from across the globe will arrive in Dubai to explore, discover, evaluate and potentially fund some of the most promising startups with a particular eye on regional talent.