MIT has selected fifty entrepreneurs from 24 countries around the world to participate in its 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. Five of these 50 participants are Nigerians, and their startups are:
Bus Stop: Founded by Emmanuel Adegboye. Bus Stop is a transit app that aims to solve the problem of navigation using the various available public transportation options in Africa.
Slatecube: Founded by Chris Kwekowe. The startup leverages knowledge with skill acquisition to promote employability and social development by enabling users to learn, collaborate with world class professionals and develop industry-relevant skills that makes it possible to work anywhere.
Verdant: Founded by Nasir Yammama. Verdant is an Agtech startup that collects agricultural data from different sources and places it at the convenience of the farmer.
Aajoh: Founded by Similoluwa Adejumo. The startup optimises hospital productivity and revenues by transforming health care delivery into a simple, fast, secure and automated Web platform.
ThinkAndZoom: Founded by Zuby Onwuta. ThinkAndZoom is a wearable technology that is intended to provide hands free visual magnification for the visually impaired.
The MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is set to commence in August 2015, and will be held in Cambridge, MA, USA.