The contest required startup founders to pitch their startups in less than 100 words in a pre-defined format to the community who then vote for their favourite startup.
Several founders pitched their startups to the community but Furnish.ng amassed the highest number of votes after a 48-hour voting period.
Here’s the pitch of the winning startup:
Startup Name: Furnish.ng
Startup URL: www.furnish.ng
Startup Pitch: Most Nigerians need access to awesome furniture designs and décor items at affordable rates. Most Nigerians are too busy to follow up with a carpenter nor understand the materials being used.
Furnish.ng provides access to the largest online catalogue of beautiful furniture designs and takes the hassles away from you by interfacing with the craftsmen while you face your daily job.
Furnish.ng generates revenue through sales of items and provision of interior designs services.
Our traction goal of cataloguing over 10,000 products is on course. Lots of sales are offline; we are mobilizing an offline salesforce to convert leads.
Furnish.ng won the US$500 on offer and booked a place to pitch with other startups to prolific Japanese investor, Hiro Mashita at a meetup organized by TechCircle, for a chance to win US$2,500.
The meetup will hold on June 28, 2016 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Cre8 Space in Lagos.
Furnish.ng was founded in April 2016 by Ndianabasi Udonkang, a techpreneur from Akwa Ibom who only finally decided to found the startup after several meetings with mentors.
The Radar Startup Competition was organized by TechCircle, a tech-focused events startup established by Oo Nwoye, and TechCabal, a Nigerian tech blog that runs Radar, a forum where the African tech community can discuss, share ideas and make connections.