Startup Weekend Uyo Team

Startup Weekend Uyo: Team Emergensee Emerged Winners

In November 27, 2017
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Startup Weekend Uyo, which was themed “Let’s Come together to Build the Future” has given birth to 10 technology ideas that will be incubated in technology hubs within Uyo.

Startup Weekend Uyo is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening.

On Friday 24th November, 2017, 112 participants gathered to pitch 28 ideas where 10 of them came tops after voting by all participants. Teams were formed round them with complementing skills while coaches and mentors guided them through Design, Pitching, Business Modeling, and prototyping sessions. They had 54 hours between Friday and Sunday to present to investors and a panel of judges what they were able to build.

At the end of this year’s Startup Weekend Uyo, Team Emergensee came first. Emergensee is a security and safety application that forewarns users of danger within their current location. This team was able to build a working prototype and upload to Google Playstore within the 54 hours available to them. They were also able to validate their idea and backed it up with a viable business model.

First runner up was Team Cashtasy – A financial inclusion platform that allow users to carry out peer-to-peer cash transactions. Second runner up was Team MyEvendor – An event management platform.

Two teams took the fourth position, they are; Team Etibe – A collaborative contribution platform for individuals and cooperatives and Team Budgetier – An event budgeting platform for meetup and party organizers. Other ideas were iSupport, GasGo, iMedic, Quely and Scraps.

The feedback from participants shows that young people have been starved for long so they had to take advantage of the platform to collaborate and start building the future from what is available.

Start Innovation Hub, Alert Nigeria, Hotels.ng, Hubitz and The Roothub made startup Weekend Uyo possible. Other partners where IGHub, TechForest.ng, VenueHero and Olotu Square.

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