Meet the 15 finalists for the $10,000 Pitch2Win 2023 contest

The grand finale of the Pitch2Win Competition will take place on July 11th 2023 in Lagos, Nigeria, and will be marked by a memorable award ceremony.

Meet the 15 finalists for the $10,000 Pitch2Win 2023 contest

TechCircle Limited, in collaboration with SGgrow and SGverse has announced the 15 finalists of Pitch2Win—an exceptional opportunity for innovative startups in the Web2 and Web3 space to showcase their groundbreaking ideas and vie for a chance to win a substantial $10,000 prize.

The grand finale of the Pitch2Win Competition will take place on July 11th 2023 in Lagos, Nigeria, and will be marked by a memorable award ceremony.

Through carefully curated pitch rounds, the startups will have the chance to present their innovations, demonstrate their products, and field questions from a panel of expert judges.

In Nigeria, the high volatility rate experienced by Web2 & Web3 startups can be attributed to the lack of access to funds and mentorship. Recognizing this challenge, Pitch2Win is actively working to reshape this narrative by establishing a structured solution.

The primary objective of this program is to identify, spotlight, connect, reward, and provide mentorship support to local entrepreneurs who are building scalable products and solutions within their communities.

“Pitch2Win aims to not only address the funding and mentorship gaps but also empower startups whose innovative business solutions have the potential to shape the future of technology in Africa,” Osita Nwoye, Founder and Executive Director, TechCircle said.

After the awards ceremony, there will be an electrifying after-party where the top three startups from will be honoured with equity-free funding. The winner will receive an impressive prize of $10,000.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network, celebrate the successes of the startups, and connect with influential industry leaders and renowned experts.

Pitch2Win will bring together more than 300 attendees, including builders, investors, regulators, startup founders, technical developers, and distinguished guests from both local and international spheres.

The event also boasts a dynamic agenda filled with thrilling pitch competitions, thought-provoking panel discussions, inspiring fireside chats, and engaging presentations. Esteemed judges, comprising industry experts and key stakeholders, will evaluate participating startups and provide invaluable feedback.

Below is a list of the 15 Pitch2Win finalists

1. Akowe

Ayodeji Agboola is the founder behind Akowe, a startup that leverages blockchain technology to create a digital wallet for verified and verifiable academic records.

With Akowe, individuals can securely store and share their educational achievements, certifications, and qualifications, eliminating the need for cumbersome paperwork.

2. PriMED e-health

Samuel Ogbonyomi, Alex Idowu, and Taye Odunfa are the visionary founders of PriMED e-health, a revolutionary startup that aims to transform healthcare management. With their innovative approach, the trio is committed to improving patient outcomes by streamlining operations and optimizing healthcare delivery.

3. Tyms Africa

Ibrahim Adepoju and Chineye Ochem are the founders of Tyms Africa, a finance automation platform that is revolutionizing the way businesses operate. Tyms Africa empowers businesses to make informed financial decisions, enhance efficiency, and achieve rapid growth in a competitive market.

4. Motor Africa

Motor Africa is a groundbreaking startup that is revolutionizing access to credit for motorists in Africa. Founded by Chude Sylvester, Comfort Ute-Ushede, Godwin Adejoh, and Mubarak Mubarak. The company aims to provide financial support to motorists for repair financing, insurance, and other personal welfare needs.

5. Bridger

Jeremiah Babasanmi founded Bridger with a mission to power early payments in B2B trade, regardless of buyers' payment terms transactions. With this innovative approach, he is helping to streamline business operations and unlock opportunities for growth by eliminating cash flow challenges.

6. Check Retail

John Ogungbaro and Oluwatobiloba Olosunde are the dynamic duo behind Check Retail, a startup dedicated to powering self-checkout at every retail point. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, Check Retail enhances the shopping experience by eliminating long queues and reducing waiting times.

7. Crunch Network

Braimah Sumaina, Ehiagwina Omoarebu, and Manish Lath joined forces to create Crunch Network, a credit pool facility for crypto-holders, employees, and small businesses. Their vision is to democratize access to credit, empowering individuals and businesses with the financial resources they need to thrive.

8. Oystr

Ifedolapo Lawal and Omotayo Iginla are the founders of Oystr, a startup that provides a micro-lending infrastructure, enabling businesses in Africa to extend affordable micro-loans to the unbanked and underbanked.

9. Pharmarun

Teniola Adedeji and Funmilola Aderemi are the dynamic founders of Pharmarun, a pioneering startup that is revolutionizing access to medication through the use of technology. Pharmarun's mission is to provide fast and easy access to essential medications, leveraging innovative technological solutions to bridge the gap between patients and pharmacies.

10. Diagon studios Ltd

Jeremiah Onojah and Ebuka Chigbu founded Diagon Studios LTD with a mission to onboard the mass audience into crypto through casual gaming and payments. Their innovative startup combines the growing popularity of gaming with the potential of cryptocurrencies, providing a user-friendly and engaging platform for individuals to enter the world of crypto.

11. PipeOps

Samuel Ogbonyomi, Alex Idowu, and Taye Odunfa are the innovative founders of PipeOps, a groundbreaking startup that is transforming cloud deployment and infrastructure management. PipeOps provides a powerful no-code tool that simplifies the process of deploying and managing cloud infrastructure.

12. ZeroComplex AI

Kehinde Olateru, Adegbenga Agoro, and Olusola Adebayo are the founders of ZeroComplex AI, a groundbreaking startup that is simplifying the integration of AI into existing applications or the development of AI products and services.

ZeroComplex AI offers a proprietary AI-API platform that empowers small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and startups to harness the power of artificial intelligence.

13. Centiiv

Founded by Bolarinwa Odupe, Centiiv connects Africa to the global market through blockchain technology. By leveraging the power of blockchain, Centiiv creates a secure and transparent platform for international trade, enabling businesses to expand their reach and tap into new opportunities.

14. Shiip

Ridwan Rasheed and Quadri Olalekan are the innovative founders of Shiip, a startup that is empowering businesses to optimize their supply chain operations, streamline their logistics processes, and enhance customer satisfaction.

Shiip is reshaping the logistics landscape in Africa, enabling businesses to focus on their core competencies while entrusting their warehousing, freight, and fulfillment needs to a trusted partner.

15. Uburu Health

Joel Aniegbe is the founder of Uburu Health, a groundbreaking startup that is transforming healthcare through its health data infrastructure platform. Uburu Health is dedicated to powering BigPharma and A.I R&D in Africa by providing a robust and secure platform for managing health data.

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