2018 Conference Co-Chairs: Afua Ahwoi & Aminata Ly

On the 8 of March, a Nigerian startup company called Publiseer will have the opportunity to pitch its business in front of about 700 attendees and receive feedback from a panel of experienced judges at 2018 Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition, taking place in Boston, MA, United States
Publiseer is one of the 14 finalists of the Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition.

The startup is a digital publishing platform for independent Nigerian authors and artistes.” It provides authors and artists a chance to have their work seen by the rest of the world.

TechLoy reports that the Africa Business Club at Harvard Business School will be hosting the competition to showcase the diversity of entrepreneurs making a difference on the continent today. The competition will be held along with the 20th Africa Business Conference under the theme “Values And Value-Chains: Africa In A New Global Era”.

The judges include Samuel Alemayehu of Cambridge Industries, Steven Koltai of Koltai & Company, and Josh Sandler of Lori Systems. The winner and the runner-up of the competition will be awarded cash prices of $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.

Publiseer and other finalists will also have the opportunity to participate in the Startup Lab, a workshop for early-stage entrepreneurs to solicit advice from conference participants. Also, conference participants and Harvard Business School faculty and students with experience in strategy, operations, finance, and other relevant business fields will be recruited to engage with the entrepreneurs and help them ideate and solve their problems.

With over 130 writers and musicians, Publiseer distributes and monetizes the creative works of Nigerian writers and musicians worldwide.

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