ORGANISER of Start-up South conference, Biztroials has shortlisted ten startup companies that will compete to pitch at the conference in Port Harcourt.
The start-ups include:
Wattclass – An online learning platform that connects tutors and students and enables them get value for their time and money.
.Dresnice – Online tailoring shop that allows customers, select designs, order, gets them made and delivered to customers.
Studacom – Online off-campus student hostel booking and roommate finding platform
Notify – Smart school solution that automates test/exams with integrated schools fees collection and reconciliation feature.
Ioumoney- An online directory for loan providers in Nigeria.
Piston Spark – Producers of organic Solar Cell for electricity generation by recycling waste lead from lead acid accumulator batteries used in cars
Payconnect – Online lending portal for the un-banked facilitating quick loan application for users
Mabiri – Helps users find and buy items from local stores/retailers near them. This has helped to bring more street corner shops online for the growing population of Smartphone users. MusicCloud – This is an online streaming portal that connects unsigned artistes to their fans. The platform assigns dedicated pages that allow fans to discover and follow their up and coming stars just like Reverbnation
Garden Groceries – An online grocery store that delivers fresh organic farm produce and products to corporate buyers using an ordering app and delivery support.
According to Biztorials, a total of 24 Startups applied but only the shortlisted ten will be given the opportunity to compete for the four slots available for start-ups to pitch their solutions at the event. These shortlisted ten will receive virtual and physical training by Uchey Ariolu from Foodstantly.com. At the end of the training ending with a mock pitch, the four will be selected to pitch and each of them will get a free pass to the networking dinner.
Uche Aniche who is the chief convener of Startup South, said, “We received applications from Startups in five States. These include: Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Abia, Delta and Bayelsa. Our eventual goal is to cover eleven States. The entries cover Startups operating in agro-alied, fin-tech, e-commerce, edutech, energy, fashion and entertainment.”