16 Nigerian startups set to feature at GITEX 2016

by | Oct 6, 2016

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.

Ifeanyi Ndiomewese
Ifeanyi Ndiomewese

Ifeanyi is a desk reporter-turned administrator. Outside of work, I love to read and travel.

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

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all 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