The just concluded 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit (NES23), which is jointly organized by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning has announced winners for its startup pitching event.

Before now, NESG had received some 263 applications from startups across the whole Country. Applications by the start-ups was made during the three weeks the application portal was opened. But today there are winners, and we are proud to inform you that start-ups operating in the technology space were not left out.

The winner of the startup pitching event was L & L Foods. While the first runner-up went to Accounteer. Accounteer is a product that helps business owners to easily manage their administration themselves without being financial experts. The startup help businesses professionalize, grow, and automate their administrative processes.

MyPadi.ng, a hostel booking platform for students emerged the second runner up at the summit winning $5,000 in its naira equivalent.

The winner of the pitching event went home with $15,000, while the first runner up made do with $10,000, and the third, $5,000. It’s good to see tech start-ups representing, isn’t it?

The 3 day summit ended today, and had a lot of high profile individuals in attendance. The startup pitching event showed that tech in Nigeria is getting some well deserved attention.