NITDA to present six startups at GITEX 2018

[FILE] Director General, NITDA, Dr. Isa Pantami (3rd left) and Chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cybersecurity Senator AbdulFatai Buhari (1st right) during the inspection tour of Nigeria’s Startups participating at the Global GITEX Future Stars Movement in Dubai. October 2017. PHOTO: TWITTER NITDA

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in its continuous efforts to foster the growth of the technology ecosystem, plans to showcase the country’s ICT innovation at this year’s Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX 2018).

GITEX is a yearly ICT trade show, exhibition, and conference that take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

This year’s event, scheduled to hold from October 14th to 18th, aims at showcasing the global technological advancements and innovations in the domain of consumer electronics.

Government and private sector technology institutions also leverage on the opportunity too.

The event provides a platform for accelerating investment-ready startups; expose them to international investors, networking opportunities, partnerships and access to witness emerging technologies that are changing the world. Previous attendance has recorded several successes with Nigerian startups coming top in pitching sessions and winning cash prizes as well as acceleration opportunities. Generally, startups have reported encouraging feedback on the effect of GITEX to their businesses.

For this year’s event, after rigorous selection process in Nigeria of about 500 startup applications, pruned down to 143 at the second stage, the third and final stage, online pitching was conducted for two startups from each region and the best six emerged. They will be representing the country in Dubai.

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