This year we pioneered Deal Weekend – a 24 hour event where shortlisted startups got the chance to meet with 440 and our panel of founder-investors. The weekend was a great success! We invited four companies to the final round of Deal Weekend; Traclist, PrepClass, Kangpe and Jekalo. They pitched their businesses to 440 and an impressive panel of founder-investors; Elo Umeh of Twinpine Mobile, Bastian Gotter of iRoko, Olumide Soyombo of LeadPath, Ngozi Dozie of Kaizen Venture Partners and Jay Alabraba of Paga. 440 will announce the investments as and when they close. Thank you very much to everyone who applied for Deal Weekend. We were really impressed by the quality of applications and we’re looking forward to running similar events in the future!