Leather It Emerges As Ig Hub Startup Weekend Pitch Winner
We’re a Creative, Technology and Business Hub in Nigeria dedicated to Building World-Class Technology Entrepreneurs, Incubating Ground-Breaking Startups and Supporting the Local Business Community – Ig Hub
Part of IgHub’s core objective is to host and organise value driven events and the Tech stars Global Startup Weekend is a non-debatable example of such event.
Innovation Growth Hub (IgHub) hosted the Tech stars Global Startup Weekend 2019 in Aba; the economic capital Nigeria on the 14th of June to 16th of June, 2019 with the theme Sustainable Revolution.
Tech stars Global Startup Weekend is a 54 hours long event that lasts through a weekend where participants generate an idea, validate it, form a team, build their solution and pitch to a panel of judges. Winners usually represent their city at the regional level to compete with other startups representing their cities from their various countries.
With support from the brilliant community of tech enthusiasts and industry experts, IgHub hosted this year’s Startup Weekend which birthed 8 startups who validated and built a business out of their ideas within 54 hours of work that spanned across idea validation, market research, business model, product development and marketing.
Highlights of the event included Pitching and Voting sessions, Mentorship sessions, Speeches by Industry Experts, a lot of networking, fun and most especially heavy refreshment.
Extracts of the startups founded during the event includes:
Paperazi: A company solving the problem of waste generated from plastics with paper bags as a sustainable solution.
Asoebi Flip: A business platform that enables people sell or rent their asoebi wears after use, having observed that most ladies don’t use their asoebi wears after a wedding party. Instead of disposing it, it could be sold or rented to generate income.
Trash It : A service of making the environment healthier and cleaner by utilising a proper waste disposal method.
Leather It : A platform that off-cycles leather waste to accessories, key holders and lots more.
Agro Well: An Agricultural company that solves the problem of environment and food wastage by using hydroponics farming to reduce food shortage and clean the environment.
Solar Cooker : A safer and easier cooking method with the use of sunlight converted into power used through a cooking equipment.
Learn Smart Africa: A platform that creates online learning for secondary school students.
Re House: A community of creatives providing affordable and cheap housing at the snap of the fingers.
The judges for the start-up pitch were Edward Esene CEO of Plus Innovation Hub, Bankole Olorunoba CEO Climate Innovation Center, Tochukwu Chukwueke CEO Clintonel Innovation Center, Bruce Lucas co-founder of GeroCare and Founder of Olutu Square; a Tech hub in Port Harcourt City, Hanson Johnson CEO of Start Hub Uyo and Key Director of Innovation Support Network Hubs, Chizaram Ucheaga Co-founder of Mavis Health Limited.
Leather It emerged winner of 2019 Startup weekend pitch contest, as Mr. Bankole Olorunoba invests wholesomely.