Wins 2018 Techpoint Build Pitch Storm Competition also referred to as Placements has emerged as the overall winner of the 2018 Techpoint Build Pitch Storm competition.

Placements, a platform that allows job seekers find paid internship opportunities in Nigeria, receive an equity-free cash prize of ₦1 million and, along with other finalists, will gain the necessary exposure for their business and possibly investments too.

Acounteer, and Legitcar also emerged as the first and second runner-up respectively.

The maiden edition of Techpoint Build is an annual convergence of startups, innovators, makers, technical entrepreneurs and all industry stakeholders across Nigeria.

After a stringent screening process, nine of the over 200 applicants for the Techpoint Build Pitch Storm competition emerged finalists.

The nine finalists;  Accounteer, Wemove, The Footwear Academy, SmartTeller, myPadi, Legitcar, Gerocare, Loystar and Placements had been part of an intense 3-day Bootcamp to help them prepare them for the finale.

The judges for the event include; Nick Dixon (Founder, Cloud Cover), Aima Nwafor-Ohiwerei (Fellow, Singularity Investments), Adetunji Eleso (Head, Growth Capital CChub), Deepankar Rustagi (CEO, Vconnect), Yele Bademosi (Founder, Microtraction), Olanike Jagun (MTN), Jason Njoku (Founder, Spark), Leonard Stiegeler (GM, Ringier Africa), Kola Aina (Founder, Emerging Platforms), Chika Nwobi (CEO, L5 Lab) and Martin Karanji (GSMA).

Techpoint Build aims to foster increased local investment in Nigeria’s local startup ecosystem.

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