Genesys Tech Hub and CFAtech.ng have announced the names of judges for the much anticipated inaugural edition of GenesysIGNITE which holds on the 15th December, 2017.
The judges will converge this Saturday, 9th December, 2017 in Enugu to select the best innovative ventures out of the several recorded entries from entrepreneurs.
Tenece Group will support the selected top three innovative ventures with a seed fund of USD10, 000.00 (ten thousand US Dollars) each.
The judges for the GenesysIGNITE are Obi Asika, Chairman of Dragon Africa; Uche Aniche, Founder of Startup South; Mohammed Ibrahim, Founder of Startup Arewa; Ommo Clark, CEO of iBez Solutions; Kolapo Ogungbile, Manager at Heartland Incubation Hub (Oluaka); Kayode Oyewole, Manager at Ventures Platform; and Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr., Presenter, Tech Trends on Channels TV.
Speaking ahead of the selection process, Founder and CEO of GenesysTechHub, Kingsley Eze expressed optimism and confidence in the credibility of the judges.
“We believe that the expertise and integrity of the judges would boost the credibility of the selection process as wells,” Eze said. Adding that the presence of the judgew would also inspire the participating startups and Southeast tech community. ”
GenesysIGNITE is an annual Southeast Startup Convergence that seeks to congregate young entrepreneurs/startups from all parts of the southeast and south-south region.
In his view, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr., Presenter, Tech Trends on Channels TV said the main objective is to discuss latest technology trends as it affects the region and to proffer professional insights particularly for the participating startups.
The event will have in attendance many entrepreneurs having attracted the attention of many relevant industry players.
He added that GenesysIGNITE – Season1 would attract key players in the technology space (including; the OEMs – Google, HP, Dell/EMC, Microsoft & IBM), the International Community – the German Consulate, delegates of New Economy & Startups, German Industry and Commerce and other Government Functionaries.
“We have also secured the presence of the Office of the Vice President – responsible for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the Federal Minister of Science & Technology.”
About Genesys Tech Hub
The Genesys Technology Hub, an initiative of Tenece Professional Services Limited (‘Tenece’), is an ideas, creativity and knowledge-based platform designed to drive innovation, productivity and economic output in Nigeria with our base in the southeastern region.
With a focus on undergraduates and early graduates, the Hub was created to serve the following purposes:
1. A Centre of learning and innovation in the area of digital design
2. The nucleus of a community of talented individuals whose innovations will fuel a technology revolution; thereby changing the way business is done in Nigeria, and opening up a whole new sector of the economy to the sort of growth that will have far-reaching impact on the Economy of our region
3. An enabling environment for startups in the tech industry, to expand their horizons and gain access to markets and resources that would otherwise be out of their reach.
In the past three years, we have been consciously building capacity for training young tech enthusiast in the southeast as well as supporting young entrepreneurs with tech based business ideas. In this regard, we have graduated over 150 young tech enthusiasts and incubated over 8 startups.
Ultimately, our objective is to build a sustainable and effective model that would exponentially drive economic productivity in the region and Nigeria as a whole; through youth development – essentially affecting the quality of life of the people through capacity building and job creation (driven by Entrepreneurship).
CFAtech.ng founded by Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. “CFA” is a leading technology blog in Nigeria that discovers and shares interesting stories of how African start-ups and everyday people are using technology smartly. It is home to tons of inspiring start-up stories, tech tips, gadget reviews, updates, plus lots more.
CFA currently leads a team of passionate folks to create content that reach to over 20 million people locally and internationally via Tech Trends on Channels Television; ICT Clinic Column in the Punch Newspapers; Tech on Wheels Nationally syndicated Radio show and CFAtech.ng.