August 17, 2012
About the author : Edward is one of Africa’s young software entrepreneurs. He is a co-founder of an Internet start-up in Ghana and loves poetry.
At 3pm in Ghana, the online community went silent, awaiting the final and official announcement by the Webit Congress organisers of the final three finalists in the Startup Challenge . Minutes later, the confirmation came through, sending waves of excitement in the country. The CEO of one of Meltwater’s newly funded companies was quick to send an email of appreciation to all those who had made it possible.
Days before, NevaHold reached this finish line, they were part of a score of tech startups competing for 3 slots which would give them a chance to pitch at the Webit Conference in Oct in Instanbul. Webit Congress is an international event for the digital, technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem with special focus on EMEA emerging markets in Central-Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2012 Webit takes place in Istanbul, Turkey. NevaHold, Africa’s only representation pulled 2202 votes to ensure they got a ticket to this global event. The four-man company seeks to eliminate the most frustrating and time consuming part in the customer service process for consumers.
The platform allows consumers to send complaints to companies via their multiple support channels. The fun part is nevaHold blasts all companies that do not respond to complaints on time on its social media channels.
The Meltwater Business Incubator is known to be Ghana’s most vibrant tech-hubs in the country, producing startups which make a difference not only locally, but also globally. At the most recent announcement of nominations of Apps Awards by PopOut, it was no surprise that Meltwater startups topped nominations in all categories except for Best SMS App category.
Follow what happens at the conference via the hashtag #Webit12.