Nigerian Startup Publiseer Emerges Finalist For The Better Together Challenge 2019 in PyeongChang


Nigerian digital publisher, Publiseer, has been selected as a finalist to present its project on the stage of the Better Together Challenge 2019 in PyeongChang this coming October. With over 1,200 submissions from nearly 100 countries, the digital publisher made it through the extremely competitive and difficult process to be selected as one of the 30 finalists for the challenge.

“…I will be presenting the works we’re doing at Publiseer on the stage of the Better Together Challenge 2019 in PyeongChang, Korea, this October. I can’t wait to share all the many plans we have for independent African creatives,” Chidi Nwaogu, Co-founder and CEO at Publiseer, tweeted on August 26th.

According to the selection committee, they receive a diverse mix of projects from different spheres and regions of the world and they were very excited that Publiseer will be joining them this October in Korea. As a selected participant, Publiseer is eligible for a travel grant and will receive full hospitality on-site during the event from October 3-5, 2019.

The Better Together Challenge 2019 is a 3-day global gathering that brings together social innovators, change-makers, and idealists in action from around the world for an inspiring exchange of ideas and celebration of being #BetterTogether. The Better Together Challenge Global Stage, the highlight of the event, provides an open and live stage where a vast array of projects and creative solutions for social issues are shared in a unique contest format.

Challengers, including a Publiseer’s representative, will have 5 minutes to present their project stories on the given themes. The presentations receiving the most votes from fellow change-makers and jury members win prizes ($5,000 first prize, with a total prize fund over $25,000). Winners will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony the following day.

Many budding authors, musicians, and filmmakers in Africa live on a dollar per day, just as in any third world nation, and thus cannot afford to publish, promote, protect and monetize their creative works by paying for it. Thus these breath-taking works remain undiscovered for years and the gifts of these talented Creatives are put to waste. Some of these Creatives often have their works stolen or plagiarized without any due settlement.

To solve this problem, Publiseer lets independent African writers, musicians, and filmmakers from low-income communities, to publish, protect, promote and monetize their creative works on 400+ partner stores in 100 countries, at no charge, with a single click. Our partner stores include Amazon, Google Play, Apple store, Barnes & Noble, Spotify, Kobo and Deezer. These Creatives can monitor their performance across all stores using our centralized dashboard.

Publiseer has emerged as the first-place winner in the OpportunityDesk Impact Challenge and won the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition. The digital publisher has been accepted into Accelerate Labs by Microsoft, MIT Venture Scaling Bootcamp, Venture Incubation Programme by University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, Ally by Google, and Global Startup Program by Singularity University.