Startup Gamji is a platform for innovative technologically-based initiatives to ‘re-connect’ the whole of Northern Nigeria to the world. The platform will organise a series of events across the 19 states of the Northern Nigeria during which it will discover and profile IT-based initiatives and techies who own them.
The voyage that is themed ‘Arewa Reconnected’ will kick off in January 2017 with the mandate to among other things inspire, empower, mentor and connect gifted young Nigerians to push beyond their limits and discover their potentials. When started, there will be a series of events that will take place at each state, every participant who applies through the portal on the official website will be given an opportunity to showcase his/her project.
The 2-day event will showcase Techpreneurs, Top Coders, Agropreneurs, STEM & Robotics Pogrammers and a host of other branches of the technology spectrum which will make it a must-attend for young Techpreneurs who are looking to enhance their ICT skills and also connect with the world to be exposed to possibilities in technology. Some of the benefits for those who emerge winners include;
- An opportunity to meet incubators, investors, business opportunities and also get mentoring for all individual winners from each state.
- The top 3 who will emerge at the end of the northern tour, as the winners will be given cash prizes and will be introduced to investors.
- Employment opportunities to be explored during each state event.
The platforms for Startup Gamji will be unveiled on 1st January 2017 for all to access but till then, you can follow the countdown here.