OneTracQ: GPS Solution Trackers, Oyo - Ibadan
Security is a big issue concerning every Nigerian. Assets are lost or stolen, with little hope of recovery. As with many developing countries, proactive measures to mitigate asset losses are rare. The edge for OneTracQ is to create a custom-made 3D printed GPS tracking device. It will be unrecognizable to potential robbers and burglars since it will look like an everyday item, normally found on the stolen item of interest. The edge for OneTrack is to create a custom-made 3D printed GPS tracking device. It will be unrecognizable to would-be thieves since it will look like an everyday item that's part of the stolen asset.
Mubarak was largely self-taught in computers. While in secondary school, he began tinkering with the Win95 desktop computer and dot matrix printer his mother used while serving as a college lecturer. In 2004, while studying biochemistry at University of Ilorin, he was intrigued by his schoolmates in computer science department. He believes they are studying a course that will give them the competence to use effort with little footprint to make huge changes within their community. Naturally, he gravitated towards them and soon discover his passion.
There were two reasons why Mubarak started OneTracQ: Every stratum of the society in Nigeria have been were seeing a surge in kidnappings and he felt a need to apply information technology to this menace. Secondly, there was rampant theft of expensive and highly portable asset all over the country. One of his neighborhood friends that works for an engineering servicing company wondered how he could protect a recently acquired portable laser diagnostic equipment from theft. This evolved into how he might scale a GPS-enabled anti-theft technology into other products prone to theft, beyond cars and motorcycles.
About the bootcamp, Mubarak felt that ''Microsoft is here, and that's huge. Microsoft’s coming shows a grassroots movement that seeks to empower technically savvy Nigerians and enable them to solve societal problems they have always dreamt of solving. It also reveals that Microsoft is really desirous of understanding it's users in their natural habitat. It means that Microsoft is the tech company to partner with in a bid to realize one's full potential.'' As a Microsoft hardware aficionado, Mubarak is very excited to show off his Surface Hybrid Tablet to his friends. With the bootcamp, he has also been able to understand how to navigate the world of startups, which is paramount to bringing his idea to fruition.