We are pleased to announce that out of 92 applications, a fiercely competitive shortlist of 20 and a final group of seven who went through the Battlefield Academy, the winner of the maiden edition of TechCabal Battlefield 2014 is PrepClass.
Yesterday, Techcabal hosted a showcase of Nigerian technology startups at the first edition of the Techcabal Battlefield. Seven startups presented their products and businesses to an audience of users, geeks and investors in a bid to win the biggest Nigerian technology startup prize ever — $20,000, courtesy of Stanbic IBTC Bank and iROKING.com.
Here are the winners:
Prize: $20,000 + Gifts
Prepclass is an online portal that helps students prepare for popular examinations. The startup’s initial focus is on the nationwide JAMB exams — www.prepclass.com.ng
Prize: $2,000 + Gifts
Callbase is a telephone system for modern distributed teams that makes it easy, affordable and more efficient for organizations to manage and measure voice communication with customers, partners and others – www.callbase.co
AutoBox is an online shopping platform offering Nigerians genuine auto parts and electrical accessories, a need which is currently underserved in Nigeria’s growing e-commerce industry. AutoBox’s aim is to provide their customers the assurance of high quality in a market filled with substandard products — www.autobox.ng
TechCabal is super excited for the winning startups and hope the prizes will help launch their dreams to stratospheric heights.
“The other finalists are winners as well”, says Bankole Oluwafemi, Editor in Chief of TechCabal.com. “Having come through the TechCabal Battlefield Academy, received valuable and actionable feedback, as well as gained massive exposure to a global audience of technology enthusiasts, investors and all excited about technology and innovation in Africa, we have no doubt that they are not only leaving the Battlefield stronger than when they came in, but also that they will go on to secure the resources they need to execute and succeed”.
“TechCabal Battlefield represents another milestone in the fast developing techpreneur space in Nigeria. It is helping showcase the best of Nigerian developers, and I am excited about being part of it,” said Tomi Davies, Chairman of the Lagos Angel Network, and a member of the TechCabal Battlefield Faculty.
To the faculty, mentors, judges, investors, sponsors, media partners, our audience and all who made the TechCabal Startup Battlefield 2014 a success, we are immensely grateful.
TechCabal Battlefield is proudly sponsored by Stanbic IBTC Bank, iROKING, Jobberman, Konga, and Etisalat Nigeria, with support from Social Media Week Lagos, YNaija.com, VC4Africa, Ventureburn, Capital Square, Easy Taxi, Ebonylife TV, IT Web Africa, BellaNaija and RELOADED Magazine.
TechCabal.com is Nigeria’s largest online technology publication focused on promoting conversations around technology, mobile & internet in Africa. Founded in 2013, TechCabal is based in Lagos.