LawyerApp and GreenAge Technologies have both emerged overall winners of the GenesysIGNITE 2.0 Tech Pitch held in Enugu.
LawyerApp is an online community for legal practices and GreenAge Technologies, a solar inverter company. Both winners receive $15,000 as seed fund for their businesses.
Over 500 startups had pitched for the GenesysIGNITE 2.0 Tech Pitch event with 12 startups shortlisted and 2 winners emerging.
GenesysIGNITE is an annual convergence of tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, innovators, engineers, and designers by the Genesys Tech Hub to explore technology for development.
The event also doubles as the 10th year anniversary of Tenecé Professional Services. Tenecé is the parent company and financier of the Genesys Tech Hub and GenesysIGNITE.
Tenecé CEO, Kingsley Eze spoke on how far the company had come over the years, and admonished young people on the benefits of delayed gratification.
“Do not eat your seed today, plan and work towards the future you want. You can predict the future by making plans and following through with them.”
Prizes were also presented to winners of the Young Innovation Challenge (YIC) and Hacktober; two hackathons for secondary school students and university undergraduates respectively. Prizes ranged from laptops, desktop computers for school laboratories to cash prizes for teams from the winning teams from universities.