Tuteria, the Nigeria-based edtech startup has bagged the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, walking home with $28,000.
The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation was launched in 2014 and aims at acting as a catalyst to engineering endeavors. At the same time, it celebrates outstanding engineers with promising innovations/inventions.
— The Duke of York (@TheDukeOfYork) May 25, 2017
For this edition of the competition, some sixteen innovators from eight sub-Saharan African countries were selected. They were then given training and mentorship for six months. During that time they were taught on things to do with business plans and innovative marketing strategies.
They were also coached on effective communication, customer satisfaction, and a winning formula on how to approach a potential investor. The competition climax was at an award ceremony held on May 23 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Of the participating startups, four got to the finalist stage and pitched before a panel of judges and a live audience at the award …read more