15 Firms Emerge As TechCircle’s Pitch2Win Finalists

15 Firms Emerge As TechCircle's Pitch2Win Finalists
15 Firms Emerge As TechCircle's Pitch2Win Finalists

The fifteen finalists for the fourth Pitch2Win competition have been revealed by TechCircle in association with SgGrow, SgVerse, and FreakOut Holdings. Every year, Pitch2Win is a competition that finds and highlights the most potential founders and early-stage companies.

According to the Founder of TechCircle, Oo Nwoye, “Pitch2Win aims to not only address the funding and mentorship gaps but also empower startups whose innovative business solutions have the potential to shape the future of technology in Africa.”

The competition, which is set for June 12, 2024, in Lagos, Nigeria, will pit the top 15 candidates against each other for a chance to win $10,000 in equity-free capital and a complimentary trip to IVS2024 Kyoto, the biggest startup conference in Japan.

Those who made it to the Pitch2Win4 finals are:

1. 10mg Pharma

By providing cheap medications and a data-driven KYC system that enables healthcare practitioners to obtain collateral-free, low-interest loans, 10mg Pharma leverages AI to promote a chronic pain-free Africa and reach underprivileged populations. Christian Nwachukwu and Odianosen-Joy Peter started it in 2022.

2. Acceede

Founded in 2022 by Timilehin Adeoye and Emmanuel Adeboje, Acceede is a flexible payment platform for educational institutions.

3. Apisentry Solutions

The first to combine many security products into a single solution, Apisentry Solutions is a unified and sophisticated AI-powered API security solution that can discover vulnerabilities not reliant on signatures through the use of AI modelling. Emmanuel Ezehiwele and Sylvia Onwukwe created it in 2023.

4. Beezop

Beezop is an automated workforce management and training platform, founded in 2021 by Charles Dairo, Marieanne Atim, and Hope Uwa.

5. Bunce

Bunce is a data-driven engagement platform that helps companies increase their most crucial metrics, like revenue and customer retention. Oluwadamilola Soladoye and Paul Ayuk started it in 2021.

6. Edusko

Edusko is a one-stop shop that connects African children with the best private K–12 institutions and assists in finding affordable education. Peace Oluwatade and Jide Ayegbusi created it in 2021.

7. Eight Medical

When it counts most, Eight Medical’s network of pre-hospital care specialists can provide emergency and urgent care. Ibukun Tunde-Oni founded it in 2021.

8. Fullgap

Small enterprises can use Fullgap as a business management solution. Bolaji Fawole and Victor Fatanmi created it in 2023.

9. Mida Africa

Mayowa Anibaba, Okeroghene Egbi, and Adija Uzodinma created Mida Africa, an AI-driven ethical debt collection company for Africa, in 2023.

10. Pave HQ

Pave HQ is an online learning and professional community founded by Lanre Ogundipe and Oluwasoji Sanyaolu. 2022 saw its founding.

11. Preggify

Ifunanya Igweze and Temitayo Daniel launched Preggify in 2022 to provide pregnant women with 24-hour doctor-led care.

12. Regxta

Regxta is an inclusive digital platform that provides microbusinesses and unbanked individuals in rural and periurban communities throughout Africa with rapid and simple access to financial services. Rukayat Bello, Afis Bello, and Moses Obika started it in 2021.

13. Sendstack

Sendstack offers companies digital tools to manage various delivery partners, automate procedures in logistics, and improve communication in order to meet demand more effectively. It was established in 2021 by Emeka Mba-Kalu and Ifeoma Nwobu.

14. Sync!

Sync! is a collaboration management application designed for aspirational business owners who wish to replace uncertainty with synergy in the workplace. Princess Edokpayi and Kristin Wilson founded it in 2021.

15. Trade Lenda

Trade Lenda is a digital financial services company that was founded in 2021 by Adeshina Adewumi and Oluwatosin Ayodele. It offers financing to MSMEs in Nigeria’s supply chain industry, both offline and online.

Dr Odiong Akpan, Pitch2Win Program Director and Managing Partner at Ubulu Africa stated, “This year’s evaluation and selection process was exceptionally rigorous. From over 1,000 applications received, the team faced the challenging task of selecting these finalists from an impressive pool of innovative and high-quality entries.”