Wennovation Hub has just announced the selection of seven of the thirty students trained on mobile application development by the partnership between LoftyInc and the MIT Accelerating Information Technology Innovation (AITI) at the University of Ibadan last summer. This set will make the first cycle of the Wennovation Camp where they will experience product enhancement and development process.
This camp will be supported by business & technology mentors sourced from the associates’ rank of the Nigeria Leadership Institute, and technical assistance will be rendered by Google Africa. The seven “wennovators” selected were from four teams at MIT-AITI program (InveniQ, Ting Mobile, Compass and Pluss) with very exciting products which may be enhanced or entirely remade during the WennoCamp.
The Camp will span six weeks of product enhancement and business development leading up to seed funding and operations using the Hub as their space in the first few months of beta product launch. During the Camp, the seven “wennovators” aim to launch into the market at least two mobile technology products focused companies in Nigeria. The greatest promise of these teams is to optimize their existing products, build newer ones and truly bring Nigeria Mobile App development into the business mainstream.
The “business bootcamp” heralding the six-weeks WennoCamp 1.0 is scheduled to begin in earnest on November 2, 2011. Exciting activities including engagement of notable CEOs, Technology gurus and bandstorming sessions are planned during the program.
This program further enhances LoftyInc’s continued focus on enhancing Nigeria’s innovation eco-system specifically focusing on areas like mobile technology where our impact can be most felt. It also validates the unique business incubation model designed by LoftyInc.