On Friday 3rd of June, Ventures platform (VP), an innovation hub that serves as a community and Launchpad for technology innovators solving some of the most challenging problems on the African continent was officially launched in Abuja.
VP is a carefully curated hub where tech-enthusiasts, freelancers, start-up entrepreneurs, and professionals on the go, who share common attitudes, interests, and goals, can meet, network and create.
Kola Aina, Founder, Ventures Platform delivered the welcome address, expressing the company’s vision to support tech entrepreneurs through incubation, mentoring programmes and training. Ventures Platform will identify, support and fund innovative ideas and enterprises in the e-Agricuture, e-Health care, e-Government, Fintech, ICT and creative industries.
Following the welcome address, 3 of the finalists of the 127 entrepreneurs that applied for the pitch contest thrilled the audience with their creative ideas and Timi Aiyemo of healthcare app – MobiDoc emerged as the winner. He received a cash prize of $1000 which was awarded by the Minister of Communications, Barr. Abdur Adebayo Shittu.
Shortly after, the Minister commissioned the space and was given a facility tour of the premises which includes a co-working space, residency, café and events space.
The commissioning was followed by a cocktail and networking event in the evening – sponsored by Laurent-Perrier Champagne.
See photos from the event below.