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Five Nigerian start-ups to pitch at MITx global bootcamp

Five Nigerian start-ups to pitch at MITx global bootcamp
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Five Nigerian start ups has been selected to pitch to a global audience at this year edition of MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp scheduled to hold next month in the USA.
Organisers say the bootcamp will be held August 23-24, 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and will host five Nigerian startups.
According to MITx, 50 candidates were selected from 24 countries at an acceptance rate of 0.08 per cent.
Bus Stop, due to be be launched soon by Nigerian start-up
Bus Stop, due to be be launched soon by Nigerian start-up
MIT Alumni have started 25,600 companies, generated approximately $2 trillion in revenue and created 3.3 million jobs, according to the body.
Below, are the 5 startups selected from Nigeria that will be participating in the 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.
Nigerian startups participating:
Startup: Bus Stop
Creator: Emmanuel Adegboye
Website: www.century21media.com
Startup Summary: Bus Stop is solving the problem of navigation using the various available public transportation options in Africa.
Startup: Slatecube
Creator: Chris Kwekowe
Website: www.slatecube.com
Startup Summary: Slatecube leverages knowledge with skill-acquisition to promote employability and social development by allowing individuals to learn, work with companies on projects, and possibly get employed to do the things they love!. Slatecube is powered by leading schools and organisations.
Startup: Verdant
Creator: Nasir Yammama
Website: N/A
Startup Summary: Verdant is an Agtech startup.  Verdant essentially collects agricultural data from different sources and places it at the convenience of the farmer. Additionally, it as well provides all-round support from pre-planting to harvest and beyond.
Startup: Aajoh
Creator: Similoluwa Adejumo
Website: www.aajoh.com
Startup Summary: Aajoh optimises hospital productivity and revenues by transforming health care delivery into a simple, fast, secure and automated Web platform. This increases accessibility to healthcare delivery and improves standardisation of health care.
Startup: ThinkAndZoom
Creator:  Zuby Onwuta
Website: www.thinkandzoom.com
Startup Summary: ThinkAndZoom is a wearable technology that is intended to provide hands free visual magnification for the visually impaired. According to developer, Zuby Onwuta, ThinkandZoom is essentially powered by the human mind.
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