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ITU Telecom World 2017: Day 1 highlights. Pitching begins for Global SME Award!

Pitching got underway today in the SME theatre as the SMEs shortlisted for the prestigious ITU Telecom World Global SME Award began pitching their innovations and creative ideas to the jury, comprising social entrepreneurship and tech experts.

 

Pitches included SMEs working in machine learning, augmented reality smart solutions, digital data analytics, software development & maintenance, ed-tech, B2B medicine selling, voice-recognition based diagnostics, m-payment and peer-to-peer lending and savings. The pitching companies included:

 

South Africa

  • South Africa
  • BIIS pty ltd
  • Simplus Innovation
  • Letstati ICT

 

Nigeria

  • Mavis Computel
  • Medsaf
  • MyQ
  • Nicademia
  • Ubenwa Intelligence Solutions

 

Rwanda

  • uPlus Mutual Partners
  • Vugapay

 

During each 10 minute pitch, SMEs were quizzed by the jury on a host of areas including forecast revenues, markets, projected performance, number of “eyeballs” (subscribers) and more. The action continues tomorrow and you can find out who the ITU Telecom World Award winners are at the ITU Telecom World Awards Ceremony on 29 September!