Tech4Her Africa, a social enterprise driven to raise the next generation Science and Technology leaders emerged the winner of the AngelHack Hackathon hosted at Impact Hub, Ikoyi on 28th – 29th July. They are shortlisted to represent Africa at the Global Demo Day taking place at Silicon Valley, US and are joining other winners from 50 cities around the world for the 12 weeks Angel Hackcelerator program. Announcement on AngelHack’s website here: http://blog.angelhack.com/meet-the-hackcelerators-2018-startups
AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program connects ambitious hackers with thought-leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to help them become more versatile and create fundable startups. With a startup portfolio valuation of $70m, acquisitions from tech giants such as Google, and industry innovators such as BOX, AngelHack is the highest valued pre-accelerator in the industry active in 106 cities around the world. This is the first Hackathon organized in Africa.
The team is led by Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards (also Founder, Tech4Her Africa).
Members of the team (some of who are students of the University Of Lagos (Adeola Akinwale, Dolapo Otufadebo, Chukwudumebi Onwuli, Chiamaka Eguzoro, Chidera Ofokansi);
Mentors on this team are: Mrs Fayo Williams (Certified Business Consultant) & Dr. Roselyn Isimeto (Lecturer at Computer Science, UNILAG).
The team developed Tata App- Watson AI based app that helps university students access information and resources instantly at a click.
“In the mobile powered economy, University students need instant access to answers just like they can have on Google.” said Mrs ELizabeth Edwards (Team lead & Founder, Tech4her Africa).
Mr Yele Bademosi the CEO of Microtraction,
Judge and Mentor during the just concluded Angelhack Hackathon Lagos took to twitter to congratulate the ladies saying “ 5 years ago I went for my first tech event @Angelhack London 2013 and it changed my career path. Congratulations to the kick-ass female developers from Tech4her Africa who won the hackathon”
We hope this new achievement can further encourage others to join Tech4Her Africa, help them reach more of its target audience and foster new partnerships. Learn more about Tech4her Africa on their website (www.tech4herafrica.com).
The future is definitely Female!