Genesys Tech Hub has promised to award a seed investment worth over N10 million in cash and support to three young start-ups selected by judges in the technology conference tagged GenesysIGNITE.
The tech firm said 1,000 participants have already registered to participate in the conference which will be held today, December 15, 2017 in Enugu.
“It is interesting to note that a total of 147 start-ups entered for the competition and at the end of the day, nine of them were selected to pitch before a panel of judges made up 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; Uche Aniche, Founder of Startups South; Obi Asika, Chairman of Dragon Africa; and Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr., Presenter, Tech Trends on Channels TV,” the company said in a statement.
Speaking ahead of the selection process, Founder of GenesysTechHub, Kingsley Eze expressed optimism and confidence in the credibility as well as the wealth of experience of the judges.
In his view, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr., Presenter, Tech Trends on Channels TV said the main objective of the conference was to discuss latest technology trends as it affects the region and to proffer professional insights particularly for the participating start-ups.