AMPZ.tv, a Nigerian sports ecosystem, has emerged winner of the Nigeria’s first female-focused tech accelerator programme GreenHouse Lab’s Demo day. The startup led the pack of 5 participants to emerge winner taking home the grand prize of N2 million ($5,500).
#ICYMI: Last weekend, we won the first GreenHouse Lab Demo Day pitch, beating 4 other women-led tech startups. Here's more insight to our victory story – https://t.co/xU8VWEaeCL #Demochella #GreenHouseLab #AMPZ #Accelerator #WomenInTech pic.twitter.com/Wka7VBCCZD
— AMPZ (@ampzsports) November 21, 2018
Held at the Vibranium Valley, the demo day culminated a 3-month accelerator programme organised by Greenhouse Capital, in collaboration with Venture Garden Group. The accelerator programme was focused solely on early-stage, women-led technology. It aims to provide them with the skills, resources, and support needed to rapidly grow and scale their companies in emerging African markets.
Nine female-led tech startups were selected for the first cohort but only 5 would make the finals. The final five are: AllPro, a Nigerian EdTech startup; AMPZ.tv, an online MediaTech startup on sports; Bankly Technologies, a digital banking platform; BitMama, a crypto-fiat exchange startup; and Nicademia, a video/animation streaming and distribution company.
They pitched their businesses on Demo day in front of an audience of key entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders and media from the global tech ecosystem.
After the pitch session, AMPZ.tv won the contest for its platform that connects young African grassroots sports talents to opportunities and scouts using mobile and web technology.
Also, one of the startups from the cohort will receive a US$100,000 equity funding from GreenHouse Capital – although the recipient is yet to be selected.
AMPZ.tv is a growing online sports community connecting sports talents to the right audience and opportunities. The startup, founded by Brenda Nwagwu and Jabbar Momoh, engages over 6,000 enthusiasts on it’s social media channels. It shares sports content on the go for enthusiasts and also aid scouts/agents to identify and engage with top talents from all corners of the continent with just a tap.
Although not fully launched yet as its website still says “coming soon”, the startup plans to launch across 10 countries in Africa with focus on 7 viable sports which includes football.
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