Out of the nine tech innovators and startups from Nigeria that qualified for the semi-final of the Supernova Challenge Pitch Competition at the ongoing GITEX 2022, the duo of FLOEWS and ShapShap have made it to the final and will likely cart home the prize of $200,000 in cash.
“I am confident that the four Nigerian start-ups and innovators will surely give their foreign counterparts a run for their money. And will cart away the prizes at stake, during the grand finale of the exhibition,” an excited Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami said while announcing the two finalists from Nigeria.
Another start-up from Kenya, Melanin Kapital, is the other African representative in the final of the ‘Mobility and Smart Cities Innovator’ category, which the Nigerian tech firms qualified for.
FLOEWS is a multi-award winning startup seeking to solve the persistent problem of climate change and natural disasters like flooding, by providing equitable access to a democratized, socially-inclusive and gender-responsive disaster risk management together with an early warning for vulnerable individuals, business communities and national economies.
While ShapShap provides the best on-demand delivery service in Nigeria for online ordering and same-day delivery of food, groceries, medicines, and packages using a mobile application.
The GITEX event is currently holding at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in United Arab Emirates, UAE.