NITDA, MassChallenge announce Top three winners of IT competition
TECHDIGEST – National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and MassChallenge have announced the three IT Startups as winners of a competition, of the Bridge to MassChallenge, B2MC-Nigeria 2021-22 Programme.
The winners were selected from 30 startups shortlisted in the competition held in December 2021, from the B2MC, Nigeria.
Announcing the winners, Hajia Hadiza Umar, Director, Public Affairs of NITDA said, the winners were Negs Empire, Dozzy Agricultural Enterprise and Maximus Recycling Solutions.
Techdigest gathered that MassChallenge, is a global network for innovators who are working to solve massive challenges to connects startups, experts, corporations and communities to grow and transform businesses and economies.
According to Hadiza, NITDA and Mass challenge, in the last five months, have worked to catalyze entrepreneurial activities and execute innovative ideas in Nigeria.
‘’The engagement is to strengthen the Nigerian innovation ecosystem by providing exposure and access to global business networks, funding opportunities, and extensive knowledge.
‘’It is to give Nigerian founders equal opportunities for their startup ventures to compete globally,’’ she said.
Hadiza said that most of the stakeholders in the network were government agencies, universities, venture capitalists, angel investors, media, among others
She said Negs Empire, an agritech venture, was selected for using the bee-keeping method to improve food security.
The director also said that Dozzy, an agritech venture, focused on closing the market gap between the fish consumed and fish produced in the fish value chain, through sustainable fish seed productivity and processing.
She said Maximus Recycling Solutions, an envitech venture, helped many to gain financial value for their waste.
BY kabir Abdulsalam