Drone Startup, Arone and 2 Others to Represent Nigeria at the Slush Global Impact Accelerator 2018

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After a 4-week local accelerator programme, Nigerian Startups–Arone, Gerocare, and Afagreen have emerged winners ahead of 9 others startups and would be making an all expense paid trip to participate in the Slush Global Impact Accelerator in Helsinki, Finland in November.

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The event selected startups from over 160 applications received and they participated in a 4 week Bootamp from August 6-31 at Heartland Hub, which it culminated in a pitch day event which involved all the startups: Databanter (Ondo), a digital food donation initiative; Phendok Bioenergy (Jos), a biofuel company; Aircell (Imo), an agri-tech supply solution; Recyclepro Innovations (Anambra), a web-based waste collection platform;and Rehoboth Therapeutics, a HealthTech startup providing services using natural supplements.

The selected startups also include Crispvision Ventures Ltd (Akwa Ibom), a blindness prevention service; Homefort (Lagos), an energy startup that aims at helping Nigerians switch from switch using dirty fuels to cooking gas; Vida ICT Solutions (Imo), an e-health company; and Chronic Doctors (Abia), a digital health solution.

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Others include the winners: Arone (Enugu), a drone delivery service; Afagreen, a startup which recycles paper into quality products like tables, chairs; and Gerocare (Abuja), a subscription-based healthcare service for the elderly who were chosen by the judges (Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata of CFAtech; Teri Joseph, SDG expert; and Nnamdi Anika, MD of Genesys Hub) after a rigorous pitching session.

With this qualification, the startups would be participating in the main Slush event and Bootcamp which is targeted at impact-driven entrepreneurs from emerging markets like Nigeria to help them accelerate their businesses, attract additional financing and build long-lasting networks. The event will hold from November 27th – December 6th, 2018.


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