Facebook and CcHub held the first ever Innovation Showcase Week in Nigeria. A first of its kind, it featured 21 startups with latest innovations and technologies that will redefine industries and solve business and consumer challenges in Nigeria.
The showcase, which kick-started on Thursday 28th, February and concluded on Friday 1st, March 2019 was a platform to display technologies that will transform Security, Healthcare, Agriculture, Energy, Mobility, Virtual Reality and Safety Training. The proffered solutions leveraged on trending technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Internet of Things and Virtual Reality.
During the event, Bosun Tijani, the CEO and Founder of CcHUB said “We recognise the urgent need to accelerate innovation support to medium and large corporates who are positioned to secure significant gains for the economy through smart application of technology”
He also said that ISW will close the gap between corporates and startups by being an unprecedented platform where industry leaders can experience and adopt homegrown innovations and solutions first hand.
After a quick orientation, business and industry representatives were ushered into the exhibition rooms where the startups, categorized to showcase their products, welcomed them excitedly.
Speaking on Facebook’s involvement with local startups, Kendra Nnachi, Startup and Developer Programs Manager, Facebook explained that the goal of the Innovation Showcase Week was in unison with that of Facebook.
“ISW 2019 embodies the innovative spirit that defines the Nigerian startup ecosystem. The products and services being launched here by the Facebook and CcHUB supported startups will empower individuals and enterprises to change our world for the better,” said Kendra.
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