MY periodKit will represent Nigeria at the Chivas Venture Global final in 2018. MY periodKit emerged winner of the Nigerian led of the global competition. The Chivas Venture is a global startup competition that gives away $1 million every year to the most promising social startups from around the world.
Folasade Bamisaye from MY periodKit will join 26 other social entrepreneurs from across the globe, and go head-to-head for a place in the Final 5 and the chance to pitch their business in front of thousands of international tech addicts, investors, entrepreneurs and media.
MY periodKit is a social enterprise that tackles the menace of menstrual hygiene amongst girls and women of reproductive age in rural settlements.
From April 4th, 2018, it will be up to the public to decide which of the social start-ups will win an initial share of the prize fund. After an intense three weeks of online voting, the first $200,000 of the fund will be distributed, with the overall public vote winner taking home $50,000. The remainder of the $1m fund will be allocated live at the Chivas Venture Global Final 2018 in Amsterdam on 24 May 2018.
Commenting, Folashade Bamisaye, founder and of MY periodKit said: “I am delighted MY periodKit has been selected as this year’s winner for the Chivas Venture competition in Nigeria. The Chivas Venture serves as a credible platform to showcase MY periodKit to the world. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to learn and refine our business model by attending the accelerator week where I will be coached by world-class business mentors at the University of Oxford and going to compete for a share of a million dollars which will give us the opportunity to scale the business. Thank you, Chivas, for this great opportunity. Looking forward to representing Nigeria at the Global Final.”