Nigeria To Showcase 10 Startups At GITEX Technology Fair


The Federal Government, through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), will be promoting 10 startups at this year’s GITEX technology expo and conference holding in Dubai from October 8-12.

This was made known in a statement issued by the Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Ibrahim Pantami.

All 10 startups will join their peers from over 60 countries at the second edition of the GITEX Startups Global Movement, which was launched last year.

The Director General further revealed that the programme was inaugurated in the 2016 edition of GITEX as a global rallying ground for funding start-ups and exposing innovators to mentors and venture capitalists.

GITEX is the premier annual technology event in the Middle East, Asia and Africa hosting over 185,000 visitors from more than 140 countries.

The NITDA boss said, “Our young people are highly talented. With more training, exposure, funding and mentorship, a thriving IT industry can be encouraged to grow within international standards so that we can not only meet our local needs but also become an IT exporting nation.”

A brief on the 10 Nigerian start-ups being taken to GITEX shows Cloudoria as a web-based operating system, helping to improve access to computing in developing countries.

Cloudoria is said to be an operating system re-imagined and built on web technology, a single software platform that runs across devices including smartphones, tablets, televisions and personal computers;

SIX -IoT is given as an electronic device using Raspberry Pi, Micro controllers, Sensors and some electronics components. The SIX -IoT device provides Internet of Things-based solutions to road safety problems.

Nicademia is an online distribution platform for Africa-based inspired cartoons; Beat Drone is a drone service provider in the agricultural sector, the solution enable farmers to eliminate death of crops before harvest periods using the drones to execute 3D mapping of the farmland for proper planning.

Dropque is a single-to-use one-way video interviewing tool that enables companies to assess candidates fit early on in their talent acquisition/recruitment process while MTK e-Learning is a rich learning, and teaching platform for running a versatile online training and collaboration programme for students, employees, partners or customers in time and tracking of training results.

Wardmonitor seeks to bridge the gap between parent and child while the child is in school. The solution allows children to be monitored by parents not just by schools or teachers alone.