Humane Team to represent Nigeria at Microsoft startup event

Nigeria's Humane Team, which developed an app designed to help visually impaired individuals use smartphones.

Microsoft Imagine Cup

Startups from Nigeria, Tunisia, and South Africa have been selected as part of 35 companies that will compete for the Microsoft Imagine Cup in Seattle next month for the chance to win $50,000.

The Imagine Cup is a premier global student technology competition by Microsoft, and 35 teams will be in the final and go head-to-head in their respective categories for an opportunity to win $50,000 and a private mentoring session with Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella.

“Year in and year out, these young developers never cease to amaze me with their inspiring and creative ideas as they attempt to mould the world around them through the power of technology,” said Imagine Cup competition manager, Pablo Veramendi.

“The ingenuity of this year’s World Finalist teams is impressive. From incredible game concepts, to life-saving devices, to solutions that could revolutionise the way we do business – no one will leave Imagine Cup untouched or uninspired by these ideas by the time the competition is over and a new champion is chosen.”

Nigeria's Humane Team, which developed an app designed to help visually impaired individuals use smartphones. Tunisia's Night Watch, South Africa's Digital Interactive, and another Tunisian team - Basilisk - make up the final teams from Africa.

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