Co-Creation Hub and Nokia are pleased to invite you to the Open Pitch session of the second cohort of the Growth Academy accelerator program.
Growth Academy Program is a first of its kind business accelerator programme in Nigeria dedicated to providing intensive hands-on support to help approximately thirty (30) early stage tech start-ups/projects build world class mobile applications for the Nokia platform regionally and globally and to grow their start-ups into high yield businesses. The Growth Academy program is where top developers hone their skills; focus on developing world class solutions relevant for the local market and gain a clear understanding on how to monetize their solutions especially with mobile applications.
The aim of the programme is to nurture the start of innovative tech ventures that will possibly disrupt the way we live and do business in Nigeria.
Over the past three months, six teams have undergone hands-on and structured training and mentorship to actualize their ideas with modules around business model development, implementation plan and lean product development coordinated by the Co-Creation Hub. Working with Futurice (a leading global mobile software firm), the teams have enhanced technical expertise around mobile application development and user driven design.
The Six Ventures
The six teams in the second cohort of the programme have solutions covering agriculture, real estate, location based services, security, entertainment, human resources. The ventures are:
CABAN: A mobile application that allows renters and buyers to search for properties in Nigeria and Agents to advertise properties utilizing a cost effective, self-managed platform
Download link: Caban App
GRAID: A tool made for poultry farmers to help with decision-making, analysis and much more to ensure the growth of their farms
Download link: GRAID Feed App
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The Open Pitch Session
The Open Pitch session will be the opportunity for the all the six teams to present their ventures to potential angel investors, mobile network operators, OEMs and other supporters for feedback and possible support. Each venture will have ten minutes to present followed by five minutes of comments/feedback/questions. The session not expected to last longer than three hours.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Monday April 29, 2013
Time: 12 noon – 3pm
Venue: Co-Creation Hub Nigeria, 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos
Please confirm your participation by RSVPing to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Friday April 26, 2013. For any enquiries, kindly contact CcHub at +23412950555.
This is a great platform to engage with tech-entrepreneurs and find business investment opportunities & interesting ideas that have good market potential in Nigeria today.
We look forward to seeing you.