Bring Your Ideas; Let’s Hear Them! Presidency Host Aso Villa Demo Day For Tech Start-ups
As part of the Federal Government’s agenda to diversify the economy and create jobs by stimulating the tech start-up space, President Muhamadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be hosting the Aso Villa Demo Day 2016 (AVDD2016); an initiative of the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria set to celebrate the best of Nigerian technology, creativity and entrepreneurship,as well as showcase Nigeria’s innovative spirit to a global audience. The event scheduled to hold on June 23, 2016 in Lagos and July 28, 2016 in Abuja brings together the brightest start-ups from across the country as they pitch to an audience of Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, key decision makers and other influential businesspersons.
AVDD2016 is the first part of a series of events to inspire a movement that will lead to diversification within the Nigerian economy, leveraging on homemade emerging technologies to drive sectors such as agriculture, food, housing, healthcare, and transportation etc.
This has become imperative as the Nigerian economy transitions from decades of oil dependence. The government increasingly realises the role of varied innovation in helping our government, and country, run more efficiently, building a more resilient economic base and inclusive entrepreneurship.
Interested persons or teams with grand ideas and prototypes, as well as investors seeking the next opportunity can be a part of this to contribute in writing the next chapter of Nigeria’s economic revolution, as this event presents the rare opportunity of partnering with the Presidency in driving the innovation agenda and setting the stage for the creation of what would become Africa’s future.
The Demo day exhibitions are in two stages. The first stage, known as the Pitch Event, will take place on June 23rd 2016 at the Landmark Event Centre Plot 2&3 Water Corporation Road Victoria Island Annex, Lagos. There, 70 selected participants will pitch their ideas to an experienced panel of judges who will select 50 participants to go on to the Abuja exhibition. The Exhibition Event will take place on July 28th at the State House Conference Centre at the Presidential villa Abuja, with the President, Vice President and other distinguished speakers in attendance.
Interested candidates should visit http://avdd.gov.ng/
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