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The 2018 FbStart Cohort

In 2018, 542 teams across Nigeria applied to be a part of our pioneering cohort. Of these amazing teams, we selected 15 startup and student teams. Their journey kicked off on August 27th, 2018 with a 1-week bootcamp in Lagos and the 6 months that followed were intense and focused on creating solutions that solved real problems.

Meet the 2018 Cohort

Startup founder

Project Move

Project Move is a VR accessory which significantly improves immersion and interaction in mobile driven VR systems.

Team Lead

Tade Ajiboye

Technology

Virtual Reality [VR]

Student

University of Lagos (BSc)

Startup founder

Plantheus

Plantheus is an application that uses AI to diagnose plant diseases and suggest solutions to farmers and Agric extension workers.

Team lead

Atoyebi Faith

Technology

Artificial Intelligence [AI]

Student

University of Ibadan (MSc)

Startup founder

Insyt

Insyt is a sentiment analysis software that provides businesses with a means to improve customer satisfaction via opinion mining in local languages

Team Lead

Ofoedu Frank

Technology

Artificial Intelligence [AI]

Student

Nnamdi Azikwe University (BSc)

Startup founder

SayPeace

SayPeace is an AI-powered tool for monitoring hate speech on social media in real-time to predict possible occurrence of violence.

Team Lead

Salisu Gaya

Technology

Artificial Intelligence [AI]

Student

Ahmadu Bello University (MSc)

Startup founder

Chiniki Guard

Chiniki Guard is a monitoring, analysis and reporting software for security cameras. Chiniki uses AI to estimate human poses and detect suspicions like shoplifting and theft in retail stores.

Team Lead

Abdulhakim Bashir

Technology

Artificial Intelligence [AI]

Student

Bayero University, Kano (MSc)

Startup founder

Team Kanji

Kanji Drive is an immersive driving simulator based in Lagos that teaches users how to drive and be road aware using a GT racing rig set up.

Team Lead

Damilola Okelana

Technology

Virtual Reality

Student

University of Lagos (BSc)

Startup founder

Smart Electricity

Smart Electricity is researching the use of wireless electricity to power applicances in homes and offices.

Team

Ezeh Livinus

Technology

Internet of Things [IoT]

Student

University of Nigeria, Nsukka (PhD)

Applications to join the 2019 Cohort closed June 30, 2019

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