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The world of female startup founders in Nigeria

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So, when we hear startup founders, the male folks comes to mind right? ,Yes they dominate the startup ecosystems but we have a good number of females who have turn ideas into successful start-ups. And today we will take a look at eight of them with fantastic projects

Bilikiss Adebiyi, founder and CEO of WeCyclers

Bilikiss Adebiyi is a Nigerian entrepreneur and innovator, and founder and CEO of WeCyclers . Her startup is focused on giving low-income communities in developing countries a chance to get value from waste and clean up their neighborhoods through an incentive-based recycling program. Bilikiss holds an MBA from MIT and a Masters degree from Vanderbilt University.

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Dr Ola Orekunrin, founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria

Dr. Ola Orekunrin is a medical practitioner, healthcare entrepreneur and founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria , the first Air Ambulance Service in Nigeria. She’s dedicated to bringing trauma care to the most unmotorable parts of Nigeria and her company, an air ambulance service based in Lagos, is doing just that. She was motivated to start the company after her younger sister tragically died whilst traveling in Nigeria as a consequence of their being no medical air service available to transport her to hospital. Ola graduated as a medical doctor from the University Of York in the UK. She currently resides in Lagos, Nigeria where she is considered a national expert of disaster medicine and pre-hospital care.

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Ayoronke Tosin Yeye, founder of iMentor Africa

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Imentor is a company focused on helping entrepreneurs find mentors in their key areas of expertise and interest. Her online solution provides instant access to both experienced mentors and information, and brings an entrepreneurs together. IMentorAfrica is a virtual platform for entrepreneurs to LinkUp and share the gift of “Mentorship”. It is for everyone who is willing and able to Mentor or be Mentored.

Olatorera Oniru, founder of DressMeOutlet

Olatorera Oniru says she and her new online retail platform are on a mission to contribute to the growth of local manufacturing in the areas of fashion and health & beauty in the country. is a retailer for high-quality fashion products, health & beauty products and home-goods. With over 1,000 products to shop from, the platform retails various sophisticated styles from premium designers globally. retails the best selection of products sourced locally and internationally, ranging from dresses to shoes, and health to beauty products. Customer service is optimal as the platform ensures each individual customer gets the dedicated service they want.

Ugochi Ugbomeh, co-founder of Tranzit, Nigeria

Tranzit is a truly world-class transportation, location based and mobility services in Africa, effectively moving people and things from one destination to another. Tranzit is a phonetic alternative to the English word “Transit” which means – “the conveyance of people and things from one place to another. Having this in mind, Tranzit is an IT based mobility service provider.

Temie Giwa-Tubosun founder at life bank

Lifebank works with blood banks, hospitals, and volunteer donors » to make sure blood is available for everyone. Every single day. Because she’s help solving a very important healthcare problem, we imagine that one day, she’ll be working actively to make sure no one has to die for lack of oxygen, or who knows, because of a lack of organ donors.
“This is a thing that needs to exist,” Mark Zuckerbergs comments about Lifebank when he met Temie during his Nigeria visit in 2016.

Odunayo Eweniyi co-founder/coo of piggy

She holds a First Class Computer Engineering degree from Covenant University. She’s been a tech founder for about 3 years, co-founding PushCV right out of school.
She is also the co-founder of sharphire.

Chioma ifeanyi-eze founder of accountinghub

Launched in mid 2015, accountinghub is a small business accountant; offering an online and retail shop selling professional accounting services. It brings together a collection of brilliant accountants and consultants offering quality accounting services to Nigerian SMEs and start-ups. Born out of the need to grow healthier Nigerian businesses, it offers an extremely new, affordable, fast and easy access to accounting and business financial consulting tasks.


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