Here are the finalists participating in the 2016 GE Lagos Garage

GE Lagos finalists

Twenty-seven finalists have been selected to participate in General Electric’s skills training program, the GE Lagos Garage.

After more than 1500 applications, the GE Lagos Garage shortlisted 50 candidates who were invited to pitch to a panel. Those candidates pitched on November 11 at the GE Lagos Garage Space in Victoria Island. The panel selected the final participants based on who they think is more likely to start a scalable advanced manufacturing company.

The finalists were announced via GE Lagos Garage’s facebook page. Here they are:

  • Anjola Badaru
  • Alu Juliet
  • Aikenosi Akhigbe
  • Quadri Abiodun
  • Ridwan Suleiman
  • Ruth Osunkoya
  • Chuks Oteke
  • Abdulhafeez Omotosho
  • Emmanuel Odunlade
  • Maduka Smart
  • Israel Joseph
  • Kingsley Ogechukwu
  • Michael Adediran
  • Odira Nwachukwu
  • Daniel Isa
  • Oprah Morgridge
  • Christian Chime
  • Sam Uduma
  • Femi Omole
  • Adekorede Adeshina
  • Henry Ibitolu
  • Suaye Banigo
  • Godswill Marshal
  • Samson Emeje
  • Olusegun Pikuda
  • Evero Aria
  • Olajide Ojeniyi

The GE Lagos Garage will run for six weeks and is geared towards accelerating the impact of Nigeria’s most promising entrepreneurs. Participants will work with a variety of world-class instructors, investors, technical experts, and partners. They’ll learn how to create products using 3D printers and build a culture of collaboration and innovation to bring their ideas to life.

The program has already begun in earnest. Participants were introduced to 3D printing technology yesterday.