AMPZ Wins Lagos Edition Of The MEST Africa Pitch Competition [2019]

AMPZ, an online sports community, has won the Lagos edition of the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa pitch competition.

The startup provides a platform for talents to curate their sports profile, showcase and connect to the right audience.

This win guarantees AMPZ automatic entry at the MEST’s 2nd pan-Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya this June [2019] and a chance to win $50,000 in equity investment.

In an interview with Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa by Pulse, Abdul-Jabbar Momoh, co-founder/CEO of AMPZ, said:

“For us, we are very excited, We have always had a very optimistic approach to push our solutions out there. This tells us people are sharing our vision and have seen the possibility of what we can do.

Our solution is the first of its kind in Africa. We are looking forward to the final and before then we are putting a lot of things in place to change our narrative before then.

Sport is a global language and our solution is easily scalable in any region on the continent and we are catering for every sports interest.”

Momoh expressed optimism that the final is going to be a good run for the company as sports is a global business.

Other startups that pitched at the MEST incubator include: Crop2cash, Edupoint, Sonocare, Mudia Project, Sabi, Smart hub and SecureFarmer.

The other winners by city:

  • Accra – Oze
  • Nairobi – Wayawaya Limited
  • Cape Town – Snode Technology
  • Abijan – Seekewa

MEST, alongside its platinum sponsor, Microsoft, will host the second edition of the Challenge Finals at the 2019 MEST Africa Summit in June, Nairobi, Kenya.

In 2018, Accounteer, a Nigeria-based cloud accounting company, won the Lagos edition and eventually won the $50,000 equity investment at the Africa Challenge in South Africa.

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