As the world goes digital, more and more Nigerian businesses, NGOs and government agencies want to join the wave. Whether to build web platforms, mobile apps or desktop applications to improve their efficiency and reach, the need for local development talent is increasing. Up till now most of the development done by Nigerian organisations is outsourced to other countries taking valuable resources to other markets.
TechSQUAD is here to address this.
Launched by Co-Creation Hub, Nigeria’s foremost technology innovation centre, TechSquad is a platform which connects Nigerian organisations that operate without a dedicated technical team to vetted local technologists to work on their digital technology projects.
TechSquad provides organisations with access to pre-qualified Project Managers as well as software developers and designers who form adhoc teams from the SQUAD, to work on their projects at reasonable rates. Through TechSQUAD we want to enable 200 Nigerian businesses to deepen their use of digital technology over the next 1 year.
TechSQUAD is launching with 81 technologists shortlisted from 247 that applied. In this group, we have 14 senior developers and project managers and 67 software developers and designers to work in their teams.
A pilot of TechSQUAD was deployed in the run up to the 2015 general elections and they supported civil society organisations to build technology platforms that played a significant role in the success of the elections. Some of the projects that were developed by TechSQUAD include Nigeria Elections (by Wangonet), ReVoDa (by EiE Nigeria) , ThumbPower (by ThumbPower) and NgManifesto (by CDD West Africa). A feature of the TechSQUAD was done by CNN on March 26, 2015 and can be viewed here.
TechSQUAD is set to revolutionise the local technology industry as a whole, by providing a seamless way for Nigerian technologists to service local companies, NGOs and government agencies.
CcHub is therefore pleased to invite you to the formal launch of TechSQUAD and the newly developed engagement platform.
The Launch details are as follows:
Date: Friday, 11th of September
Venue: Co-Creation Hub, 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba
Tickets to attend the launch are available here.
For additional information or inquiries please reach out to info[at]cchubnigeria.com.
About Co-Creation Hub
Co-Creation Hub (www.cchubnigeria.com) is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space designed as a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place. The HUB serves as a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to Nigeria’s social problems.