Founders of tech startups in Egypt and Nigeria have been accepted into the global Endeavor network, giving them access to a variety of resources to help their companies scale.
The Endeavor initiative, which works to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world, has recently welcomed a number of African entrepreneurs into its network.
A total of ten African founders have been added to the Endeavor network, which currently supports 2,197 entrepreneurs leading 1,369 companies in nearly 40 markets around the world, following the selection of founders from three startups based in Egypt and Kenya in April.
Mohamed Abdulaziz and Ahmed Sheikha, founders of the Egyptian startup Brimore, which employs direct social selling as an alternative trade channel, were selected at the 15th Virtual International Selection Panel (vISP), which took place May 17-19. Also welcomed into the network were Kachi Izukanne, Ruke Awaritefe, and Michael Upkong, founders of Nigerian startup TradeDepot, a B2B e-commerce platform that enables retailers to order inventory through multiple channels.
Nigerian startups continued to be welcomed by Endeavor, with the 16th vISP, held June 20-23, seeing the selection of Tosin Eniolorunda and Felix Ike, founders of TeamApt, which is reinventing banking and financial services to serve the next billion Africans.
Dimeji Sofowora, Tito Ovia, and Goke Olubusi, founders of Helium Health, a healthcare technology startup focusing on digitizing and promoting data-driven healthcare in Nigeria, were selected at the 17th vISP, held July 12-14.