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The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo has sponsored an Anambra-based startup, Foris Labs Team to the Silicon Valley in the United States of America (USA) to participate in the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in California.
The government stated that this move was in demonstration of the Governor’s commitment to transform the state into a startup destination.
The Eastern Updates understands that Foris Labs is a gamified virtual science lab startup simplifying the complexities of science experiments. The startup was selected among the top startups to participate in the highly competitive ‘TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 200’ as one of the top 200 startups from around the globe to exhibit in the event held recently in San Francisco, California.
Speaking about the sponsorship, Special Adviser to the governor on Innovation and Business Incubation, Chinwe Okoli, said: Governor Soludo’s administration is committed to building the Solution Innovation District (SID), which will become the Silicon Valley of Africa and see to the emergence of startups, digital tribe, and smart SMEs. The governor takes pride in promoting great ideas, products, and services out of Anambra State. He has continuously demonstrated his support to startups as well as building the innovation ecosystem and enabling environment required for startups to thrive in the state.”
Foris Labs, founded by John Onuigbo, is an innovative startup dedicated to transforming the way students engage with science. It is aimed at developing cutting-edge products that simulate real-life science laboratory environments, allowing students to conduct experiments virtually using mobile devices or desktop computers. Foris Labs has demonstrated exceptional innovation and dedication in the fields of education and technology.