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Nigeria wins 2015 global Technovation Challenge

By on July 10, 2015

Nigeria has emerged winner in Technovation Challenge world pitch held at San Francisco, USA. The winning team comprised four tech savvy young girls, including Praise David-Oku, Sonam Kumar, Nmesoma Ogbonna, and Grace Akpoiroro. They collectively developed a mobile app to tackle waste disposal challenge in Nigeria. They pitched their app called, ‘Discardious’.
Founder of Women In Technology In Nigeria (WITIN) and Coordinator of the program in Nigeria, Martha Alade, enthused that this years’ team was exceptional and have done Nigeria proud.

Alade said their solution solved a major problem in Nigeria. “This is the first time a Nigerian team would come first globally in Technovation World Pitch,” she stated.

64 countries participated in the competition with 380 apps submitted, 10 teams from all over the world were given the opportunity to explain their project in form of a pitch and tell their app story in a creative way. The girls also attended life-changing workshops including a networking sessionot.

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