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Nigeria wins 2015 Technovation Challenge, floors USA, India, 62 other countries

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The 2015 Technovation Challenge world pitch, which took place at San Francisco, USA, has produced Nigeria as its winner. The team, 'i-kapture' comprising four brilliant girls; Praise David - Oku, Sonam Kumar, Nmesoma Ogbonna, and Grace Akpoiroro floored six finalists from six countries which are USA, India, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia. 

 

The winning team developed a mobile app called 'Discardous', to tackle waste disposal challenge in Nigeria. Mrs Martha Alade, Founder of WITIN and Coordinator of the program in Nigeria enthused that this years' team is exceptional as their solution solves a major problem in Nigeria. This is the first time a Nigerian team would come first globally in Technovation World Pitch. 64 countries entered into the competition with 380 apps submitted, 10 teams from all over the world were given the opportunity to explain their project in form of a pitch and tell their app story in a creative way. 

 

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