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Science startup developed by Anambra students emerges finalist at

An Onitsha, Anambra State-based gamified virtual science laboratory startup, Foris Labs, developed by students, has emerged finalist at the 2023 Tech Crunch Disrupt Startup Competition taking place at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco, United States.

The San Francisco-based Technology Media group – TechCrunch, announced this on its portal on Saturday, while disclosing that Foris Labs and other finalists emerged from about 3,000 entries received from across the world.

The event, tagged, ‘TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield 200’, will be held from September 19 to September 21 at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco, United States.

Noted for being the world’s leading authority in highlighting revolutionary startups, the organisers said this year, the event will be introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top-of-mind for the tech industry’s key innovators.

“Disrupt Startup Battlefield 200 gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans virtually and in-person for interviews, demos, Startup Battlefield 200, Networking, and more,” it added.

The Co-Founder and CEO of Foris Labs, John Onuigbo, said, “We are honoured by this endorsement highlighted by the team at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield 200.

“It further validates the value of this project and strengthens our resolve. At Foris Labs, we are revolutionising science education through technology, making learning more accessible and engaging for students in Africa.

“The technology simulates real-life science laboratory environment enabling students to conduct science experiments either as individuals or in groups via mobile devices or desktops.

“They are currently deploying in schools across Anambra State for their Beta testing phase having successfully conducted close user group testing with secondary school students.”

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