Opolo Global Innovation, a leading innovation and entrepreneurship company has hosted its highly anticipated Opolo Startup Pitch event, which brought together a diverse group of industry experts, advisory board members, and potential investors. The purpose of the event was to showcase and promote some of the most promising startups being mentored by Opolo, presenting their unique solutions to significant challenges in various sectors.
The event, which was graced by esteemed personalities in the business and investment community including Dr. Segun Aina, OFR, Dr. Femi Oyenuga, Mr. Nkem Ogbuaku, Mary Aina, Amina Tukur-Tarfa, and Ms. Mary Uduk, received enthusiastic responses from attendees, underlining the entrepreneurial potential and innovative spirit prevalent in the showcased startups.
At the event, nine exceptional startups had the opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas and business models to the distinguished audience, with each presentation highlighting the unique methodology and problem-solving approach adopted by the entrepreneurs.
Hova, an Agrictech company, founded by Daramola Oluwafemi, and which demonstrated the use of drone and AI technology to revolutionize commercial farming. Through the company’s autonomous flight plan, web-platform data analysis tools, and end-to-end programme management, it offers significant cost and time savings for agriculture businesses.
Another startup, Qpay, a fintech company, owned by Justus Oyinlola, introduced a cross-border payment and currency exchange solution for Africans. Utilizing cloud technology, Qpay enables multiple-currency wallets, peer-to-peer exchanges, and international fund deposits. The company is aiming to scale to the global market and was seeking seed funding to achieve its expansion goals.
Resavation, aiming to leverage AI in real estate, led by Stephen Adeyemo, showcased an AI-powered proptech solution that simplifies property search, virtual property inspections, and rent payment for young professionals. The platform also enables users to build their credit score based on their rental payments.
Jubal, a player in the creative sector founded by Philip Rayn, presented an innovative infrastructure stack for the music and creative industry. Jubal’s smart digital marketplace connects and empowers music and creative talents, allowing them to manage various aspects of their careers seamlessly while providing global exposure.
The remaining startups, including SplitEV (Electric Vehicle), Spacevent (blockchain event ticketing), Deiago (Healthtech), SoftEdu (Edutech), and Silver Trust Recycling (recycling coy), captivated the audience with their groundbreaking ideas and potential impact in their respective sectors.
Opolo Global Innovation continues to play a crucial role in supporting and mentoring startups, driving economic development, and nurturing a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nigeria. The success of the Opolo Startup Pitch further reinforces the organization’s commitment to fostering innovation, creating opportunities, and driving sustainable change in the business landscape.