Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, will be showcasing some of the graduating companies from its accelerators in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa on Thursday, July 29, 2021
As part of our drive to push the creative innovations of African startups, techbuild.africa will be doing a round-up of each startup from the 4 countries.
Today we will kick off with the graduating startups from Nigeria which are Bellafricana, Akowe and Jojolo.
Here are the 3 Nigerian startups participating in FI Africa Founders Showcase 2021
Bellaafricana was founded by Bukky Asehinde in 2016. The platform is a tech community that provides a medium for creative entrepreneurs in the fashion, craft and beauty industry gain visibility, increase sales, have the right business support and structure that gives them the capacity to grow their business.
Bellafricana is niche-based for creative entrepreneurs with a strong accountability system.
The platform has developed an online directory, a structured membership platform that gives business support through its masterclasses and resources using its extensive network of seasoned trainers, experts and mentors at a discounted cost.
According to Bellafricana LinkedIn’s profile, the company currently has over 20,000 creative entrepreneurs in its network and has closed 55 key partnerships.
Bellafricana is on a mission to empower over 100,000 people by the year 2030 to start, grow and scale profitable and sustainable successful global creative businesses.
“This is a big deal for us because what we do does not just impact the creative people we help but the people that work for them, their family and even their customers.”
Bukky Asehinde is popularly known as the “Creatives Mother hen” and also the Founder of the African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards) that celebrates creativity and innovation in Nigeria and the whole of Africa.
Bellafricana has a long-term focus on building the largest e-commerce platform for African creative products.
Founded by Ayodeji Agboola a tech entrepreneur in 2020. Akowe is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that issues digital certificates in bulk.
According to the company, you can digitize and issue academic or professional credentials in a few clicks.
Akowe as an educational management platform specializes in digitization, credential verification and issuance.
In three steps, Akowe enables the issuance of digital certificates:
- Certificate upload
- Recipients list upload
- Certificate sending
Jojolo is a virtual primary health centre that help mothers to keep track of their children’s health while accessing the right health information and services they require to keep them healthy from the comfort of their homes, while leveraging on data and artificial intelligence.
The platform has a community forum for mothers to obtain answers to their questions from doctors, specialists, and essential services like dental treatments and home vaccinations.
Jojolo’s vision is that of a future where every African parent have the access to quality healthcare for their children while its mission is to give all African children an optimal shot at life by bridging the gap of access to quality and affordable healthcare especially in areas of great need.
Dr Yusuf Shittu, the CEO of the platform is a Global Health Innovator and Advocate and Medical Doctor. He is also the Co-founder and CEO of Neo Childcare.
Featured Image: (L-R) Bukky Asehinde, Founder, Bellafricana; Ayodeji Agboola, Founder, Akowe, Yusuf Shittu, Founder, Jojolo
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