DecaHack Pitch Event: Celebrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria

April 4, 2024
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As the DecaHack Initiative reaches its pinnacle, excitement is mounting for the grand pitch event scheduled for April 18, 2024. This event, the culmination of months of dedication and creativity, will showcase 15 fully functional startups developed by students from six universities across four states. Among the esteemed attendees are representatives from the Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigerian Armed Forces, including members from the Nigerian Army Resource Center and the National Defense College.

Adding to the prestige of the occasion are prominent dignitaries from various sectors. Dr. Kashifu Inuwa, the Director General of NITDA (National Information Technology Development Agency), will grace the event alongside Mr. Lai Mohammed, the former Minister of Information and National Orientation. Also in attendance will be Mrs. Olatundun Anifat Adekunte, Director of the Ogun State Bureau of Information Technology, Mr. Chuta Chimezie, Founder of Blockchain Nigeria User Group, and Mr. Obinna Iwuno, President of SiBAN (Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria).

Furthermore, the event will be honored by the presence of Mr. Adeolu Fadele, President of CDIN (Cryptography Developments Initiative in Nigeria), and Mr. Lucky Uwakwe, Chairman of BiCCoN (Blockchain Industry Coordinating Committee of Nigeria), among other distinguished guests. These esteemed figures represent a commitment to fostering innovation and driving Nigeria's digital transformation forward.

Notably, the event will also welcome students and administrative dignitaries from prestigious universities such as Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Abuja, Nile and Baze University in Abuja, Federal University of Technology in Minna, Covenant University, University of Ilorin, and others. Their participation underscores the importance of collaboration between academia and industry in nurturing the next generation of tech leaders and innovators.

As we eagerly anticipate the DecaHack pitch event, let us recognize the invaluable contributions of all participants and stakeholders involved. Together, we are shaping a future where innovation thrives, and Nigeria stands at the forefront of technological advancement. Stay tuned for updates as we witness the convergence of talent, expertise, and vision at this momentous occasion.

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