Airtel rewards winners with N3m in Aso Villa Demo Day initiative

Airtel Nigeria has rewarded three young entrepreneurs who emerged winners in the Aso Villa Day Demo (AVDD) with N3million each for participating in the presidential initiative aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and innovation through the use of technologies.

The winners are, founder of Tracology, Emmanuel Okena; founder of Recycle Points, Mazi Ukonu and founder of Shettlers, Damilola Olokesusis were given their cash prizes at the Airtel office.

Director of Brand and Advertising, Airtel, Mr. Enitan Denloye, who presented the cash prizes to the winners said that the winners were selected for creating the best apps aimed at enhancing service delivery and solving critical societal challenges.

The three tech entrepreneurs emerged top among the 30 start-ups that featured in the Aso Villa Demo Day finals, a presidential initiative to encourage tech start-up and talented Nigerians in the technological domain.

While appreciating the gesture of the telecommunications’ company, one of the winners, Okena said: “The commitment showed by Airtel Nigeria is a huge motivation for us. Their support encourages us to remain focused. The app will boost revenue generation for government and utility companies while ensuring customer service satisfaction.”

Tracology is a patented process that deploys QR codes to residences serviced by utility/waste management companies registered within their database. This app enables the service providers to quickly verify customers who have paid or not, thereby eliminating challenges associated with verification.

“We appreciate a corporate body like Airtel Nigeria for being part of the initiative” he added.


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