- The 10 finalists at a keenly contested pitch programme in Lagos will be leaving Nigeria for the United Kingdom
- The finalists, all women, will be participating in the United Kingdom for African Investment Summit in January
- The women will be joined by 15 other most ambitious development-focused women entrepreneurs
Five Nigerian women that won UK-Nigeria Tech Hub competition will be leaving Nigeria for the United Kingdom for African Investment Summit in January.
They recently emerged from the 10 finalists at a keenly contested pitch programme in Lagos, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the summit will also bring 15 other most ambitious development-focused women entrepreneurs.
The participants of the summit will gain access to world-class mentoring, have time with UK investors and expert training to help scale their company.
The Nigerian women include an EduFinTech company, ScholarX by Damilola Emuze; a credit inclusion company, Schecluded by Ifeoma Uddoh; shuttler platform, Shuttlers Mobility by Damilola Olokesusi; a health tech, Mobihealth, by Dr Funmi Adewara and FinTech Company, Limestart by Keturah Ovio.
Country director, UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, Honey Ogundeyi, said: “Our programme aims to support gender-inclusive economic growth with a specific focus on empowering women with the skills and connections to overcome the existing digital gender gap.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Moyinoluwa Adeyemi, a Nigerian software developer, achieved a milestone by building a special android watch that tells time in the Yoruba language.
She got a degree in computer science from Obafemi Awolowo University and now a software engineer at Swifta Systems.
The idea to create the watch came on a Friday evening when she looked at the clock and thought about the possibility of it telling time in Yoruba.
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