As part of the lineup of events during the Lagos Startup Week, HiiL, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, is organising the Innovating Justice Boostcamps taking place in Lagos (similar events will take place in Tunis, Kampala, Johannesburg and Nairobi) on the 29th of September 2016! This event will highlight this year’s semi-finalists for the SME Empowerment- and Family Justice Challenges.
The Boostcamp will feature pitches by the most innovative, disruptive legal and justice ventures in the region. They were carefully selected from more than 300 candidates from all over Africa. During the boostcamp, the best innovations will be selected and reviewed by a jury, whose advice will inform the selection of finalists who will compete for the Innovating Justice Awards in the Hague (Netherlands) and acceleration funding worth over € 160 000!
The Innovating Justice Boostcamp will have key-note addresses followed by panel discussions, pitches and interactive working sessions that bring together the different worlds of entrepreneurs, investors, civil society, justice professionals and academia.
The selected start-ups in West Africa are:
- AnthonyRhodes (Nigeria, Family)
- Moh Ni Bah (Cote d’Ivoire, Family)
- Just Land (Ghana, Family)
- New Voices Sustain Community Based Paralegal and Village Mediators (Nigeria, Family)
- Insurance Manager App (Nigeria, SME)
- SwiftLaw (Ghana, SME)
Last year DIYlaw.ng, a Nigerian female founded legal technology company, emerged winner for SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge East and West Africa and won $40,000
Speaking at the launch, Wilfried De Wever – Head Innovating Justice Accelerator – Investment Program “We are aiming to make legal processes simpler and access to justice more efficient by creating an young innovator across .”
“Sessions like this help industries to innovate using technology , we hope funding opportunities such as this would help birth the next startup to disrupt the legal systems in Africa . Olumide Olayinka -Organiser Lagos Startupweek
We look forward to hosting you at the event, so that together we can encourage these young innovators who are solving real justices problems in West Africa
This event is supported by iDEA
Other events for the Lagos Startup week schedule : http://goo.gl/86pJls