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GITEX: 2 Nigerian Start-Ups qualify for finals at expo pitch competition

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via, or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, said two Nigerian Tech Start-ups had qualified for the Start-ups competition at the ongoing Gulf Information Technology Exhibition, GITEX, in United Arab Emirates, Dubai, UAE.

Hadiza Umar, Head Corporate Affairs and External Relations of NITDA made the announcement on Thursday in a statement issued in Abuja.

Mrs Umar said the two Start-ups emerged at the Supernova Challenge Pitch Competition after nine of them qualified for the semi-finals on Monday.

She said the start-ups to compete for the gold position were FLOEWS and ShapShap.

FLOEWS is a multi-award-winning startup seeking to solve the persistent problem of climate change and natural disasters like flooding.

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They provide equitable access to a democratised, socially-inclusive and gender-responsive disaster risk management together with an early warning for vulnerable individuals, business communities and national economies.

ShapShap provides the best on-demand delivery service in Nigeria for online ordering and same-day delivery of food, groceries, medicines, and packages using a mobile application.

Mrs Umar recalled that Prof. Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy while inaugurating the Nigerian Exhibition pavilion was confident Nigerian Start-ups would excel.

GITEX is an annual technology event that brings world technology players across the globe together, while NITDA had facilitated and driven Nigeria’s participation at the event since 2013.

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