Dropifi, a web messaging platform that turns your contacts into loyal customers has won the top prize at the just ended Accra Startup Weekend. Dropifi competed with 7 other teams. Dropifi wants to put a widget at the contact us pages of companies to allow easy communication between prospective customers and businesses. The runners up were Djumah and Maid.dle.
Dropifi also provides a dashboard to businesses to analyse information, comments or feedback from website visitors for easy and quick response. Messages received on the dashboard provided to the company are anyalsed for both negative and positive feedback to make it easy for the business to manage contacts and respond to them accordingly.
The teams were judged on three equally-weighed criteria: business model, customer validation and execution.
Dropifi will be entered into the Global Startup Battle.The winner of the Global Startup Battle will have a slot at the DEMO Asia conference in their Startup Showcase. Dropifi will also make a video pitch to a Silicon Valley investor for potential funding. A special one year package from Teambox.com has also been arranged for the winning team. The team has also been awarded an HP laptop. SMS products and services from SMSGH will be given to the team to market their service for one year. A special introduction to Ghana Multimedia Incubation Center, Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund and Ghana Angel Investor network. Dropifi also wins $200 Amazon web services voucher.
Startup Weekend Accra brought together a diverse group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts,entrepreneurs in training, graphic artists and others gather to create and develop innovative new products, projects and companies. The event took place at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology(MEST), East Legon, Accra.
Startup Weekend will soon be organized in other cities across Ghana.