On Sunday, May 26, 2019, 7 tech start-ups currently incubating at the Heritage Bank Lab/Business accelerator which commenced on the 11th of March 2019 will be given the opportunity to demonstrate and showcase their solutions to a select group of panellists, mentors and fund providers. The teams will be seeking additional investments to progress and accelerate market introduction/adoption of their solutions. The team with the most compelling solution will emerge winner and be awarded a grant of $25,000 at the end of the program.
Over the last ten weeks, the HB Lab has hosted a number of business leaders and founders within in the tech ecosystem who shared the experiences and evolutions of their respective businesses with the aim to inspire and impart business knowledge in the young minds looking to start out their own tech-enabled businesses.
Some of the mentors at the program include; Gbenga Awe (Heritage Bank Plc), Tosin Eniolorunda (TeamApt), Abolore Salami (Riby), Deji Oduntan (Gokada), Muyiwa Faulkner (Mines.io), Shile Owoka (Smile Identity), Moses Sule (Oradian) to mention a few.
Heritage Bank Plc remains committed to championing sustainable value creation, leveraging technology to ensure a culture of innovation and mutually beneficial partnerships.
Meet the finalists!
Fashion Map is an on-demand platform that connects customers to Tailors & Fashion Designers at the click of a button. They have leveraged technology to enable local fashion businesses in Africa.
LadipoMarket.com.ng is an auto spare parts e-commerce website that provides customers with information on various spare parts within a safe and guaranteed environment where they can buy quality parts fully guaranteed by verified vendors.
Trep Labs is focused on developing technology to address health-related problems. They have invented a drip monitoring device which helps monitor drip fluid transmission during patients care. This Made in Nigeria device also provides status updates to caregivers (Nurses & Doctors) via SMS and a Mobile App.
Simbibot is an Ai-powered intelligent and interactive learning assistant. The platform helps African students LEARN, MASTER and EVALUATE themselves on any topic in different subjects. Simbibot is a unique platform designed specifically for secondary school students to learn new concepts and prepare for examinations.
BBOX is an SME focused Fintech. They are looking to aggregate SME focused services into one tech platform to enable businesses to function more efficiently. This platform has automated complex problems faced by small businesses.
IDEN2FIVE is looking to digitize and mechanize agriculture in Nigeria. Their technology leverages blockchain to create an open data platform for agriculture using artificial intelligence algorithms; to create a predictive pricing model which ensures farm produce are distributed effectively and profitably.
WEDDING PADDY will leverage technology to provide convenient and efficient wedding planning. After planning weddings for years, this team of young, vibrant and intelligent minds have built a platform which automates the entire wedding planning process from vendor selection to couple-planner engagement etc.