The morning session started around 11:15am with the startups presenting their ideas and answering questions from a panel.
The founders of Pledge51 gave the first presentation of the day, introducing Chopup, a social game platform that allows players to interact based on in-game achievements. They were followed by the Skin it team that presented their gadget customization solution.
Next were CashEnvoy, a web application that aids the transfer of money from person-to-merchant; Gigalayer, a web hosting company with big plans to change the face of web hosting in Africa; and the BookNowNow team, an online reservation service that allows people to book event venues, restaurants and hotels.
The afternoon session began immediately after with the Ideacentric team led by Silas Okwoche presenting Nigeria’s next smartphone device called Nerve. And as Tomi Davies said, the best was saved for last – Jandus Radio was called on to present their mobile application, a radio directory app focusing on increasing listening audience of African traditional radio.
The Angel Network are a group of investors who mentor and fund start ups. They include:
Tomi Davies, MD/CEO, TechnoVision Communications. Adedotun Sulaiman, MD, Dortune Venture Capital Limited. Chinedu Okpareke, CFO, Oando Supply & Distribution. Andrew Nwani, MD, Dataflex. Fatumata Soukouna, MD/CEO, SSL Consulting Funke Opeke, CEO, Main One Cable Demola Aladekomo, MD, Chams Plc Samuel Nwanze, CEO, HH Capital Wole Lawani, Partner, Hyve Ltd. Damola Adegbite, Contracts Manager, Chevron Corp. Femi Adewunmi, Head, Procurement & Contracts, Notore Chemical Industries Ltd.