Three Nigerian Start-ups Selected for Westerwelle Young Founders Programme

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Three of the twelve of the African start-ups selected for Westerwelle Young Founders Programme are from Nigeria.

This week they converged at Berlin to attend the Young Founder Conference.

The programme is a three-day event, which ends tomorrow.

The twelve African entrepreneurs are amongst the 25 participants pooled from 1500 applications in for this year’s Westerwelle programme.

The aim of the programme is offering six months of business mentoring to young entrepreneurs living in developing countries who have been excellent in their field.

Here are the three Nigerians selected for the program

Luther Lawoyin

Luther is the CEO and founder of Pricepally. The platform was established in 2019, providing access to cost-effective, invigorating and secure food items across urban centres in Africa.

The start-up is a sharing economy e-commerce company that allows consumers to purchase food items in huge proportions or have them shared in bulk with other consumers online to leverage the power of collective bargaining.

The platform has bagged the Foodtech500 global company by Forward Fooding.

Currently, Pricepally is a participant in the Goethe Institute accelerator program and the French-German AyadaLab incubator.

The platform was also part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston for the venture scaling Bootcamp.

Damilola Emuze

Damilola is the COO and co-founder of ScholarX. Founded in 2016, the start-up aims to create access to good education for African youths with prospects regardless of their background.

Through its programme, students are connected to funding opportunities around the world.

This process guarantees sound education and skills required to thrive and attain success in the 21st-century.

The startup has been part of Class 3 of Google Launchpad Accelerator and also won the 2017 World Summit Awards for Education in Nigeria.

Jide Ayegbusi

Jide is the founder and CEO of Edusko. Founded in 2016 with the aim of assisting African parents to have access to convenient schools and financing to offer their children quality education.

The startup is Edusko is a web-based application that allows parents to make comparisons among compare good schools.

This gives them the ability to make informed decisions on their children’s education.

The edu-tech start-up was among the five selected in 2017 by Nigerian Economy Summit Group and also among the top 10 finalists at Seedstars World event in Nigeria held in 2019.

Other African participants selected were from Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

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