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TechCabal Battlefield 2014 has come to pass, and after much hype and excitement the Nigerian startup competition ultimately looked to three ventures as the winners. Out of the 92 applicants and initial seven finalists, these are the top startups:
PrepClass, who got first place, is an e-learning startup that describes itself as an online portal that helps students prepare for exams. PrepClass literally prepares students for popular tests such as the nationwide JAMB exams.
PrepClass received US$20,000 and some extra goodies.
In second place there’s Callbase. It’s described as being a telephone system for modern distributed teams. Basically, it’s a cloud-based service that helps you manage and measure voice communication with customers, partners and others. On top of this, it’s also meant to be easy, affordable and more efficient than your more traditional services.
Callbase walked away with US$2,000 and gifts.
AutoBox came in third and is an online shop dedicated to helping you find mechanical auto parts and electrical accessories easily and efficiently. By addressing an underserved industry, AutoBox’s aim is to provide their customers the assurance of high quality in a market filled with substandard products
AutoBox was awarded with a bunch of gifts and goodies.
Bankole Oluwafemi, Editor in Chief of TechCabal says that all seven finalists are actually winners:
“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”.
Here are some photos of the event held in Lagos, Nigeria: