Internship classified website in Nigeria, Placements.ng emerged winner of the Nigerian startups competition at the maiden edition of the Techpoint Build — an annual convergence of startups, innovators, makers, technical entrepreneurs and all industry stakeholders across Nigeria. The event took place over the weekend at Landmark Event Centre, Water Corporation road, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.
The nine finalists out of the over 200 applicants for Pitch Storm; Accounteer, Wemove, The Footwear Academy, SmartTeller, myPadi, Legitcar, Gerocare, Loystar and Placements had been part of an intense 3-day Bootcamp to help them prepare them for the D-day. After a stringent screening process, the nine applicants took to the stage on D-day, to win the heart of judges after which Placements.ng emerged winner of the equity-free cash prize of ₦1 million.
Placements.ng along with other finalists, will gain the necessary exposure for their business and possibly investments too. Acounteer, and Legitcar also emerged as the first and second runnerup respectively.
The judges for the event include; Nick Dixon (Founder, Cloud Cover) , Aima Nwafor-Ohiwerei (Fellow, Singularity Investments) , Adetunji Eleso( Head,Growth Capital CChub) , Deepankar Rustagi ( CEO, Vconnect) , Yele Bademosi (Founder, Microtraction), Olanike Jagun (MTN) , Jason Njoku ( Founder, Spark), Leonard Stiegeler(GM, Ringier Africa)) Kola Aina ( Founder, Emerging Platforms), Chika Nwobi (CEO, L5 Lab) and Martin Karanji (GSMA).
Founded in 2017, placements.ng is a platform that allows job seekers find paid internship opportunities across Nigeria. The platform simply connects qualified interns with reputable employers to work with in Nigeria and beyond. Ayobami Oyaleke and Tayo Fagbohun are the co-founders of the Nigerian internship classified site.