If you remember, the whole journey started back in January, with over 90 applicants whittled down to 20. After a rigorous selection process, 7 finalists emerged.
The finalists proceeded to the academy and on the 20th of February, gathered at Capital Square, Lekki to demo their products to members of the faculty.
Finally, it all culminated in the Grand Finale at Four Points by Sheraton on the 21st of February 2014. TechCabal was streamed live to a global audience. PrepClass, an online portal that helps students prepare for popular examinations, emerged winners and went home with the $20,000 prize money.
Here are the sights from the first ever TechCabal Battlefield, 2014.
Photos from Demo Day at Capital Square, Lekki
Cross-section of contenders
Jide Adekola of CasaGrupo demoing their product
Oo Nwoye demos Callbase
Clive Ayonye representing 500Shops
Charles Philip demos Autobox
Olumide Ogunlana pitching PrepClass
Chika Uwazie demos Decoded
Ayodele Marcus of Adugbo
Photos from the Grand Finale at Four Points by Sheraton, Lekki
Chuka Ofili at the reins of the livestream broadcast
Tolu Adeleru Balogun, host for the night
Bankole Oluwafemi, TechCabal Founder & Editor-in-Chief, giving the Welcome Address
Sim Shagaya, Founder & CEO Konga.com, giving his Keynote Address
The Mentors, L-R- Femi Taiwo (INITS), Lanre Oyedotun (iThena Logic-Topup Genie), Mar Essien (Hotels.ng), Ojoma Ochai (British Council), Tomi Davies (Lagos Angel Network) and Editi Effiong of Anakle
The Judges, L-R- Mich Atagana (Burn Media), Gbenga Sesan (Paradigm Initiative Nigeria), Akin Oyebode (Stanbic IBTC), Ayodeji Adewunmi (Jobberman) and Bastian Gotter of iRoko Partners
Clive Ayonye of 500Shops pitching to the judges and audience
Ayodele Marcus pitching Adugbo
Oo Nwoye of CallBase letting the audience know what’s so innovative about their product
Charles Philip of Autobox gets Bastian excited
Team CasaGrupo, led by Jide Adekola
Chika Uwazie pitching Decoded
Team PrepClass pitching, led by Olumide Ogunlana
Co-founder TechCabal, Seyi Taylor and Bankole Oluwafemi giving the Vote of Thanks
The defining moment. All 7 finalists on stage for the announcement of results
And the winner is… PrepClass!!!
Iyin Aboyeji (PrepClass mentor) and Opeyemi Obembe of Callbase (1st runner up) congratulating Team PrepClass
Seyi and Bankole with Team PrepClass
Seyi and Bankole with TechCabal Battlefield host, Tolu Adeleru Balogun
Seyi and Bankole pose with the TechCabal Battlefield production team
The “Big Chief”, Victor Asemota, made an appearance
Awesome photography by Busayo Longe.