Founder Institute Lagos

About

The Founder Institute takes employees and potential founders and turns them into successful  entrepreneurs. We do this through a 14-week long program, where three top CEOs come in once per  week at night and present to Founders in the program about their experiences building a business. The  Founders are given company-building work each week to create their businesses, and they are divided  into groups of their peers, where the Founders share their best practices.

Vision

The Founder Institute believes in the potential of great people to change the world. Our next goal is to  help create 1 million new jobs in technology by launching 50,000 technology businesses with 20%  being worth over $50 million. The company is based on the following three beliefs: empowerment of  people, the scientific study of success and the sharing of upside. 

Founders

The Founder Institute has helped to launch approximately 3,500 companies worldwide, and we will  double that number over the next 12 months. These companies have created in excess of 15,000 jobs and approximately $20 billion in shareholder value. 

Jerry Oche 

Startup: Zowasel

Stage: 

Vertical: Agric/ E-commerce

Business Model:  B2B

Zowasel is an online commodity grains marketplace that connects buyers and sellers, to help reduce price uncertainty through transparent price index and offer receivables-based alternative finance short-term working capital loans in 24hrs to meet demand.5. Jerry Oche 

Kehinde Falade

Startup: Beauty Fixer

Stage: 

Vertical: Beauty/ Fashion

Business Model:  B2C

BeautyFixer is a platform that leverages technology to create a suite of services and solutions to solve hair loss, scalp and skin problems men, women and children of color encounter.

King David Ehindero

Startup: Digita

Stage: 

Vertical: Data Protection

Business Model:  B2C

Digita solves the problem of enabling strong digital identities at a global scale while providing individuals control over their identity data.

Keturah Ovio

Startup: Limestart

Stage: 

Vertical:  Fintech

Business Model: B2C

Limestart is developing an end-to-end technology that helps MSMEs – micro, small, and medium enterprises – to take payments offline/online, and digitize their records in real-time.

Shalom Dickson

Startup: Paperloops Ltd

Stage: 

Vertical: Fintech

Business Model: B2C.

Paperloops is a dynamic company developing financial management technology and services for teens and preteens.

 Wale Ogunjobi

Startup: SabiTeach Limited

Stage: 

Vertical: Education

Business Model: B2C.

SabiTeach helps learners connect to vetted tutors with a learning style algorithm that allows learners search and find a preferred tutor.

Oare Ehiemua

Startup: Labor Hack

Stage: 

Vertical: Real Estate

Business Model: B2B.

Laborhack is an online marketplace providing a curated pool of skilled blue-collar professionals to deliver high-quality construction and maintenance projects in Africa.

Obinna Onyejelli

Startup: Agenpo

Stage: 

Vertical: Agriculture

Business Model: B2B.

Agenpo is organizing agro and solid mineral commodities in Africa to make them easily accessible globally.

Seun Abimbola

Startup: Rentit

Stage: 

Vertical: Rentals

Business Model: B2C.

Rentit is an online marketplace that makes it easy for you to rent anything without leaving your location.

Kehinde Falade

Startup: Beauty Fixer

Stage: 

Vertical: Beauty/ Fashion

Business Model:  B2C

BeautyFixer is a platform that leverages technology to create a suite of services and solutions to solve hair loss, scalp and skin problems men, women and children of color encounter.

King David Ehindero

Startup: Digita

Stage: 

Vertical: Data Protection

Business Model:  B2C

Digita solves the problem of enabling strong digital identities at a global scale while providing individuals control over their identity data.

Keturah Ovio

Startup: Limestart

Stage: 

Vertical:  Fintech

Business Model: B2C

Limestart is developing an end-to-end technology that helps MSMEs – micro, small, and medium enterprises – to take payments offline/online, and digitize their records in real-time.

Kunle David

Startup: Cargo-L

Stage: 

Vertical: Logistics /Health

Business Model: B2B

CARGO-L is a mobile/web platform that connects individual and corporate logistics service providers to PHARMACEUTICAL customers within a secure environment to help reduce the cost of shipping, security, insurance and the professional handling of goods

Lanre Aina

Startup: ATHLST

Stage: 

Vertical: Sports

Business Model: B2C.

ATHLST is a digital sports content studio that produces and distributes non-Live sports content like BTS videos, interviews and documentaries to a potential audience size of over 150 million fans of African sports content across the world.

Lawrence Krukrubo and Odunayo Edun

Startup: EscroWallet

Stage: 

Vertical: Fintech

Business Model: B2B.

We are a Trusted Third-Party Escrow as a service (EAAS) company that protects buyers and sellers in Africa from fraudulent transactions either online (E-commerce) or offline (physical sales).

Olalekan Akinyele

Startup: ColordTees

Stage: 

Vertical: Fashion

Business Model: B2C.

Description: ColordTees is an online platform that was created out of a need to express self and promote personal identities around the world using apparels as a canvas.

Olatunji Lasisi

Startup: LaserPay

Stage: 

Vertical: Fintech

Business Model: B2B.

LaserPay is a payment company with a passion for reconciliation and revenue assurance.

Onimowo Emotu

Startup: Ball 247

Stage: 

Vertical:Sports

Business Model: B2C.

Ball 247 is an online community where football fans discuss football (sports) and get rewards with Zero loss.

Ronald Maduka

Startup: EazyCheck Solutions LTD

Stage: 

Vertical: Finance

Business Model: B2B.

EazyCheck helps institutional lenders gain insight into the financial health of businesses to streamline their credit assessment processes to provide easier funding opportunities and support the growth of MSMEs

Seth Usanga

Startup: Padimi

Stage: 

Vertical: Fintech

Business Model: B2C.

Padimi is a fintech mobile application, designed to improve the lives of the poor and low income earners by creating credit profiles to aid users  get easy access financial services, healthcare markets and insurance markets.

Olatunji Lasisi

Startup: LaserPay

Stage: 

Vertical: Fintech

Business Model: B2B.

LaserPay is a payment company with a passion for reconciliation and revenue assurance.

Onimowo Emotu

Startup: Ball 247

Stage: 

Vertical:Sports

Business Model: B2C.

Ball 247 is an online community where football fans discuss football (sports) and get rewards with Zero loss.

Ronald Maduka

Startup: EazyCheck Solutions LTD

Stage: 

Vertical: Finance

Business Model: B2B.

EazyCheck helps institutional lenders gain insight into the financial health of businesses to streamline their credit assessment processes to provide easier funding opportunities and support the growth of MSMEs

Seth Usanga

Startup: Padimi

Stage: 

Vertical: Fintech

Business Model: B2C.

Padimi is a fintech mobile application, designed to improve the lives of the poor and low income earners by creating credit profiles to aid users  get easy access financial services, healthcare markets and insurance markets.

Shalom Dickson

Startup: Paperloops Ltd

Stage: 

Vertical: Fintech

Business Model: B2C.

Paperloops is a dynamic company developing financial management technology and services for teens and preteens.

 Wale Ogunjobi

Startup: SabiTeach Limited

Stage: 

Vertical: Education

Business Model: B2C.

SabiTeach helps learners connect to vetted tutors with a learning style algorithm that allows learners search and find a preferred tutor.

Oare Ehiemua

Startup: Labor Hack

Stage: 

Vertical: Real Estate

Business Model: B2B.

Laborhack is an online marketplace providing a curated pool of skilled blue-collar professionals to deliver high-quality construction and maintenance projects in Africa.

Obinna Onyejelli

Startup: Agenpo

Stage: 

Vertical: Agriculture

Business Model: B2B.

Agenpo is organizing agro and solid mineral commodities in Africa to make them easily accessible globally.

Olatunji Lasisi

Startup: LaserPay

Stage: 

Vertical: Fintech

Business Model: B2B.

LaserPay is a payment company with a passion for reconciliation and revenue assurance.

Onimowo Emotu

Startup: Ball 247

Stage: 

Vertical:Sports

Business Model: B2C.

Ball 247 is an online community where football fans discuss football (sports) and get rewards with Zero loss.

Ronald Maduka

Startup: EazyCheck Solutions LTD

Stage: 

Vertical: Finance

Business Model: B2B.

EazyCheck helps institutional lenders gain insight into the financial health of businesses to streamline their credit assessment processes to provide easier funding opportunities and support the growth of MSMEs

Seth Usanga

Startup: Padimi

Stage: 

Vertical: Fintech

Business Model: B2C.

Padimi is a fintech mobile application, designed to improve the lives of the poor and low income earners by creating credit profiles to aid users  get easy access financial services, healthcare markets and insurance markets.

Olatunji Lasisi

Startup: LaserPay

Stage: 

Vertical: Fintech

Business Model: B2B.

LaserPay is a payment company with a passion for reconciliation and revenue assurance.

Onimowo Emotu

Startup: Ball 247

Stage: 

Vertical:Sports

Business Model: B2C.

Ball 247 is an online community where football fans discuss football (sports) and get rewards with Zero loss.

Ronald Maduka

Startup: EazyCheck Solutions LTD

Stage: 

Vertical: Finance

Business Model: B2B.

EazyCheck helps institutional lenders gain insight into the financial health of businesses to streamline their credit assessment processes to provide easier funding opportunities and support the growth of MSMEs

Seth Usanga

Startup: Padimi

Stage: 

Vertical: Fintech

Business Model: B2C.

Padimi is a fintech mobile application, designed to improve the lives of the poor and low income earners by creating credit profiles to aid users  get easy access financial services, healthcare markets and insurance markets.

Search by Verticals
  • Yusuf Shittu

    Co-founder, Neo Childcare

    A mobile child health service that connects children and caregivers with healthcare professionals and health information.

  • Wale Ogunjobi

    CEO, SabiTeach

    A platform that helps learners connect to vetted tutors  Vertical: Edutech Business Model: B2C SabiTeach…

  • Victoria Madedor

    Co-founder, AgroVerified

    An integrity ecosystem platform for verification of agri-business information

  • Victor Ugochukwu

    Co-founder, StoreLoad

    A sharing economy platform for on-demand storage requests

  • Udim Akpan

    Co-founder, Crowd Technologies.

    An online platform that offers financial services.

  • Uchenna Obianeli

    Co-founder, El-Aman Foodcourt

    A platform that provides hygienically prepared and affordable meals to consumers

  • Tunde Akinnibosun

    Co-founder, Medhelp247

    Medhelp provides online health services.

  • Tope Sulaimon

    Co-founder, Scrapays

    A platform to recover recyclable materials.  Vertical: Environment  Business Model:  B2B Scrapays makes USSD, mobile…

  • Tope Alake

    CEO, CAST.I.NG

    A web platform for producers to remotely audition and hire actors Vertical: Entertainment Business Model:…

  • Titilope Adewusi

    CEO, 9ija Kids

    An online platform that makes learning fun and revising effortless. Vertical: Edutech Business Model: B2C…

  • Steve Dakayi Kamga

    Co-Founder, BetaStore

    A platform that connects small retailers to manufacturers Vertical: E-commerce Business Model: B2B BetaStore connects…

  • Shonibare Adebayo

    Digitalbricks Construction Hub

    An online marketplace for special construction tools and materials.

  • Seun Abimbola

    Co-Founder, Rentit

    An online marketplace that makes it easy for you to rent anything without leaving your…

  • Seth Usanga

    Founder, Padimi

    A mobile platform that enables easy access to the financial service market. Vertical: Fintech Business…

  • Samuel Anthony Tebandeke

    Co-founder, Kiasi TV

    streaming platform for African content.

  • Paul Adisa

    Co-founder, Kennpaul Adisa Ltd

    An Agro-Food Processing and Packaging Plant for Tomato.

  • Oto Obong Gam Ikon

    Co-founder, LearnPower

    An online learning platform for primary and secondary school education.

  • Oluwaseyi Ajimoko

    Co-founder, SwiftMeds Nigeria

    A platform that allows subscribers to call ambulances for medical emergencies the same way you will call a cab on a ‘Ride-Hailing-App’ like Uber.

  • Olusola Olanipekun

    Co-founder, Fuel Credit

    A platform that provides fuel on credit to ride-hailing drivers community

  • Olumide Ogunleye

    Co-Founder, Minestake

    A Solid Minerals Crowdfunding Platform that supports artisanal miners Vertical: Solid Minerals Business Model: B2B…

Yusuf Shittu

Co-founder, Neo Childcare

A Digital Child Health service provider bridging the gap of access to healthcare for children especially in Nigeria by bringing basic healthcare as close to them as possible and empowering parents especially moms with the knowledge to safeguard the health of their children using mobile and digital tools.

Wale Ogunjobi

CEO, SabiTeach

A platform that helps learners connect to vetted tutors 

Vertical: Edutech

Business Model: B2C

SabiTeach helps learners connect to vetted tutors with a learning style algorithm that allows learners search and find a preferred tutor. The Nigerian education sector which is estimated to be US$10 billion, we intend to get 10% of the market share. SabiTeach tutor-marketplace solution easily differentiates itself from other solutions, leveraging the power of technology to Measure, monitor and improve the learning outcomes of student, Scale both sides of the marketplace resulting in lesser charges for the learners and higher commissions for the tutors, Create public ratings and reviews of tutors making it possible for clients to work with tutors who have a proven track record of success. The company has already on-boarded about 100 vetted tutor through an online tutor marketplace application portal. SabiTeach is looking to raise $200,000 on a $2 MM pre-money valuation to develop and market our product ( web and mobile app) and train, vet and on-board tutors on a National scale

Victoria Madedor

Co-founder, AgroVerified

Agroverified is a leading integrity ecosystem for agri-business across the world, we provide verified information on farmer’s products, farmlands, farmer’s geo-location, and crop types for transparent business transactions on a secure digital platform

Victor Ugochukwu

Co-founder, StoreLoad

Offers an online marketplace for owners of storage spaces and facility owners for people looking to rent safe spaces using an on-demand approach

Udim Akpan

Co-founder, Crowd Technologies.

Crowd Technologies facilitates access to basic financial services for low-income, unbanked, underbanked population in remote areas using a low technology solution. Out of the 66 million unbanked adult population in Nigeria, an estimated 23 million people still save money at home. Our solution is offering a digitised version of the informal financial system which is not alien to customers. The company’s financial application will allow people in disconnected communities to save money in their various capacities, invest in businesses around them, and access micro-credit facilities while building their credit score. The founder was among the first set of people that invested in Farmcrowdy (now Crowdyvest). In 2017, he discovered that smallholder farmers were being mobilized to farm for Farmcrowdy in exchange for a token fee.The truth is that without economic inclusion, financial inclusion will still remain a mirage. The company’s idea is not just to build another financial application but also to build a platform that will create economic opportunities for people in disconnected communities.The Company is currently at the MVP stage.

Uchenna Obianeli

Co-founder, El-Aman Foodcourt

 El-Aman Foodcourt has designed a solution that will deliver hygienically prepared and affordable meals to mass-market consumers located in several markets and large specialized cluster areas in Lagos through our proprietary designed, tech-enabled food carts manned by trained personnel. El-Aman will leverage its competence and assets to address the needs of other customer segments in the food industry as part of its future growth plans.

Tunde Akinnibosun

Co-founder, Medhelp247

 Medhelp247 provides convenient access to first level healthcare services for relatively minor ailments. Analysis of NCC data provides an estimate of 143 Million potential users of the platform. Currently, there are no other platforms providing automated diagnostic services in Nigeria. The company is still at the Product conceptualization and development stage and hoping to launch soon. The platform will provide simple medical diagnostic services to people who cannot afford the time to go to a hospital. The platform will be built on Artificial Intelligence and will work with a network of Diagnostic Centers and Pharmacies to complete the curative process for simple ailments.

Tope Sulaimon

Co-founder, Scrapays

A platform to recover recyclable materials. 

Vertical: Environment 

Business Model:  B2B

Scrapays makes USSD, mobile and web applications to facilitate the recovery of recyclable material, allowing individuals and businesses in the informal sector to sell their scrap and scrap-able materials at premium prices. Our system allows for existing informal material collection businesses to manage their funds and operations, helping them establish the operational wordiness of their vendors and mitigating operational losses that are typical of long tedious value chains, with our provision of live collection data to drive fund allocation for collection. We are creating a convergent structure around formal and informal material recovery players to ensure effectiveness, to get usable materials off streets and landfills in developing nations. The scrap collection market in Nigeria from 2013 estimated a $60.33 Million scrap and processed material export activities to other West African countries in comparison to nearly $117 Billion in economic activity generated in the USA in 2017 alone at just 53.2% material recovery rate in a market worth USD $277.12 Billion in 2015 and projected to reach USD $406.16 Billion by 2020. In our testing phase, we have collected 44.90 tonnes of scrap metal directly and made a revenue of 6,190,300 NGN, with a healthy log of scrap material purchase profile in our catalog awaiting initiation.

Tope Alake

CEO, CAST.I.NG

A web platform for producers to remotely audition and hire actors

Vertical: Entertainment

Business Model: B2B

www.cast.i.ng helps producers to remotely audition and hire actors online, saving time, money and disregarding geography and time zones. About 1,000,000 actors across Africa. www.cast.i.ng Is being lead by industry thought leaders, who have traction as casting Directors themselves, adding digital to it just makes it better than anyone else in the market; who are still organizing physical auditions only. WE have built our MVP portal. (But not an APP yet) less than 50 subscribers have joined the Beta stage, no payments received yet. being offered for free. www.cast.i.ng is looking at raising $100,000 So we can finish the App in several African languages and have online representation in specific African cities where film making is a thing. Lagos, Accra, Abuja, Johannesburg, Cape town, Kigali, Nairobi etc. 

Titilope Adewusi

CEO, 9ija Kids

An online platform that makes learning fun and revising effortless.

Vertical: Edutech

Business Model: B2C

9jakids is a mobile experience that is equipping children and young adults about money to help them become financially independent adults, create wealth and reduce poverty. The Edtech and Gamification in Africa is estimated at $1bn and projected to grow to $1.8bn by 2024. Moniihustle is more than a game, we are creating experiences witMoniihustle is not just a game, we are creating a lifestyle experience which involves game, a vibrant community with rewards such as visits to CEO/Founders, Industry leader, master classes, internship programs, etc. Idea stage

Steve Dakayi Kamga

Co-Founder, BetaStore

A platform that connects small retailers to manufacturers

Vertical: E-commerce

Business Model: B2B

BetaStore connects small retailers to manufacturers to simplify their access to goods and financing. There are over 1 million small retailer in Nigeria and 500,000 in Lagos only. Small retailers can order anytime they want and get delivery next day of all their products instead of going all the way to the bulk market once or twice a week. We planned to launch our MVP end of March. BetaStore is looking to raise $250k for 10% Equity to onboard the team and get to 5000 active retailers.

Shonibare Adebayo

Digitalbricks Construction Hub

Digital Bricks is an online marketplace for special construction tools and materials targeting several African countries e.g. stamp concrete, epoxy, and 3D floor.

Seun Abimbola

Co-Founder, Rentit

An online marketplace that makes it easy for you to rent anything without leaving your location

Vertical: Logistics

Business Model: B2C

Rentit is an online marketplace that makes it easy for you to rent anything without leaving your location. Bloomberg estimates Africans spend more than $100 billion annually renting things in various categories with party rentals being the major category of rentals. Our platform makes it easy for you to rent, transport, insure and install where necessary the items being rented. We have launched in Lagos and we have more than 100 renters with more than 1500 listed items, with more than 100 transactions consummated earning us revenue of more than N3 million in four months. Our plans over the next twelve months are to increase to twelve, the number of cities we are operational and to increase the number of transactions carried out by our customers to 100,000, earning revenue of more than a million dollars. We are looking to raise $150,000 in convertible debt to allow us to deliver this.

Seth Usanga

Founder, Padimi

A mobile platform that enables easy access to the financial service market.

Vertical: Fintech

Business Model: B2C

Padimi is a fintech mobile application , designed to improve the lives of the poor and low income earners, padimi helps create credit profiles which will aid users of the application get easy access to financial service market , healthcare markets and insurance markets . Nigeria has a population of about 200 million people with over 70% earning below a $100. This 70% make up a majority of the low income earners . Padimi’s aim is to try and capture 20%the Nigerian Fintech service market which is currently Valued at About $350 million dollars and expand to the African Market which is valued at $50 billion dollars . What makes padimi is unique is that we are currently the only fintech service platform offering aggregation of fintech services , healthcare services and insurance service providers under one platform. We are truly unique in that we offer HMO, INSURANCE AS BENEFITS FOR USING OUR FINTECH PLATFORM. Padimi’s growth plan is to try and capture 20% of the Nigerian fintech market in the next 3 years , and branch out into other west African and east African countries in the next 5 years . By our 10th year we hope to be spread to all developing nations round the world. By this time we hope to be generating revenue in excess of $500 million dollars.

Samuel Anthony Tebandeke

Co-founder, Kiasi TV

Kiasi TV is a multi-format streaming platform catering for people of African descent globally audiences looking for short form video and audio Afrocentric content. 121 MM users in Africa consume content through subscription VOD platforms with a combined revenue of $1.5 BN in projected annual revenue for 2020. Kiasi TV is a unique content platform that provides innovative content, caters to a market segment for content that is still fresh and has renewed interest and provides audio, video and eventually gaming content with social interaction between users and creators at the heart of the service. The company has over 2,200 site visits. We have a beta website currently running and are currently rebranding the company as well as build a MVP with more functionality and ability to pay with mobile money across Africa. Kiasi TV is developing a multi-format streaming platform to help digitally native millennials and Generation Z of African descent access innovative short form Afrocentric video, User Generated and audio content with the possibility for users to interact within a social platform. By connecting audiences to engaging content from the convenience of their favourite device, Kiasi TV enables audiences to learn about the various African cultures because Africa is not a country. The platform exists for its subscribers by curating content consumption experiences to meet their ever changing needs and desires. Kiasi TV exists to also provide a means of sustenance for its diverse creators. Acquiring and eventually commissioning content will provide a pull factor for short form content creators of African descent who have limited options to distribute their work. This will create an impetus in various industries which will grow and provide employment to the many young people who are its greatest beneficiaries. It will also create opportunities for the support industries that benefit from the content creation machine e.g film gear rentals, gameplay streaming, audio studios etc.

Paul Adisa

Co-founder, Kennpaul Adisa Ltd

 The company is a tech-enabled Business that is involved in the processing of perishable tomato fruits into paste, puree, and sauce. It plans to onboard outsourcers via its Web App, who shall be interfacing with farmers for the purchases of quality tomato outputs from the farms in northern Nigeria into our Processing Plant in the South West. The company promises to help to serve the urgent needs of reducing Tomato wastage constantly experienced by farmers’ in Nigeria. “Farmers’ Pain points”

Oto Obong Gam Ikon

Co-founder, LearnPower

LearnPower Limited is an EdTech solution company that seeks to promote the learning of content in the core subjects of Mathematics and English Language; promote reinforcement of learning through rigorous assessment and finally promotes the reward of learning. According to data on school children population sourced from the Federal Ministry of Education in  2016, There are over 35.6 million students in both primary and secondary schools and this constitutes the market size within which the company will operate. LearnPower uniqueness is in LEARN and that learning is made fun by encouraging students to engage with Content through PRACTICE (rigorous Assessments) and earn a REWARD in the process. This has enabled us to work with over thirty(30) secondary schools since inception and tested about 3,000 students who were rewarded and celebrated.The company has already tested about 3,000 students and is in talks with Deeper Life Schools to have a permanent relationship with the organization. LearnPower in seeking to promote the learning of content in the core subjects of mathematics and English language has numerous impacts on students, teachers and school administrators such as Learn-encourages self learning. Students are able to engage deeply with academic content online, reinforce learning through rigorous practice(assessments) and earn a reward for learning via our any championship. The 3- pronged philosophy of our edtech application is LEARN, PRACTICE and REWARD. For the teachers, they become content providers to the platform and earn a fee for their effort. The School Management and parents can monitor how students are learning online and measure improvement.

Oluwaseyi Ajimoko

Co-founder, SwiftMeds Nigeria

SwiftMeds is a product that allows subscribers to call ambulances for medical emergencies the same way you will call a cab on a ‘Ride-Hailing-App’ like Uber. It comprises an app, a web platform, USSD codes and a customer hotline. Our customer Archetype are between the ages of 18-65 with a minimum of secondary school education and earn not less than 50,000 Naira per month. According to the federal ministry of health (FMOH), there are over 40,000 registered hospitals in Nigeria and most of them have ambulances that are rarely deployed for emergency medical rescue. Working with these hospitals we will create a network of ambulances with wider coverage than existing competitors that maintain their own fleets. Our revenue model is based on subscription and we hope to work with HMO’s to include our service as part of the existing covers they offer their clients.

Olusola Olanipekun

Co-founder, Fuel Credit

Fuelcredit.com Limited is a registered Nigerian tech – company who allows consumers especially On-Demand – Platforms Drivers such as UBER and Bolts buy fuel on credit and pay later at Partner outlets (Filling – Stations).  This service launched in Q4,2019 and it runs to date.

Olumide Ogunleye

Co-Founder, Minestake

A Solid Minerals Crowdfunding Platform that supports artisanal miners

Vertical: Solid Minerals

Business Model: B2B

Minestake is a Solid Minerals Crowdfunding Platform that supports artisanal miners in a bid to upscale, increase their mine produce and also generate a means of reliable investment stand for potential mine sponsors.

Mentors

Meet a select group of our over 200 Mentors vested in the success of grad companies both during and after the program, and many end up becoming formal advisors and investors to our founders.

Abisola Longe
CEO, Human Capacity Dev. Consultants
Atul Kshetry
Managing Director, Hoesch Pipe Mills
Desiree Craig
VP, Product & Technology, uLesson Education
Jane Egerton Idehen
Country Manager, Avanti Communications
Jean-Marc Ricca
Managing Director, BASF West Africa
Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho
Managing Director / CEO, Future Software Resources Ltd.
Ommo Clark
Founder / CEO, iBez
Omobola Johnson
Senior Partner, TLcom Capital LLP
Onyeka Akumah
Founder & CEO, Farmcrowdy
Simeon Ononobi
Co-Founder/CEO, ThankUCash
Tomi Davies
Chief Investment Officer, GreenTec Capital Partners
Tosin Faniro Dada
Head, Startups (Lagos Innovates), Lagos State Employment Trust Fund

Partners

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  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Branding
  • Female Initiatives
  • Human Resources
  • Media
  • Strategic
  • Technical
 
Unicorn Capital
TBWA/Concept
Fuel Communications
Xaine Ingenius
Shecluded
SheProfitsAfrica
My Placement Africa
Marcforte Business Consulting
Stresert Integrated Limited
Learning Solutions Nigeria Ltd
Connectnigeria
Enye Tech
Semicolon
LCCI
Sterling
 

Testimonials

I call it the ” Practical Masterclass for Serious Entrepreneurs”. Founder Institute was a major eye-opener for me. An experience I wish I had gone through two years earlier. The depth of real-life “no bullshit” and brutally honest cross-examination, coupled with experience sharing and feedback from the Mentors is just what the doctor ordered for a startup.

Titilope Adewusi
CoFounder, 9ijakids

Nicknamed the US Navy Seal program for Startups, Founders Institute pushes you to the limits of your entrepreneurial prowess. Today’s class lessons are immediately applicable in your startup the next day. The pace is frantic, the curriculum gruelling but if you find yourself still standing at the end of the program, you would significantly increase the odds of your startup’s success.                               

Seun Abimobola
Founder, Rentit.ng

About

Founder Institute helps pre-seed entrepreneurs and teams build get to traction and funding by establishing a critical support network of local startup experts that are invested in their success, and by providing a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped our alumni raise over $950M.  Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Learn more.

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