5 women have been awarded $10,000 after emerging winners of the Standard Chartered Nigeria Women in Tech Incubator Program. The program is focused on rewarding female-led businesses in the country.
600 applications were received out of which only 10 were invited for the incubator program. The program which began in June 2019 only came to an end recently. At its completion, 5 of the 10 members emerged the final winners and were awarded the cash prize of $10,000.
Meet the winners.
Obiageli Aladejobi- Store Harmony Ltd
Obiageli is the co-founder of Store Harmony Ltd. She studied Computer Science at the University of Abuja before studying Customer Service Management at Career Forte.
Store Harmony is a business management platform that helps small business owners to manage their sales, customer base, inventory, and payments all in one place. From anywhere, Store Harmony provides users with features that allow them to track business activities and use the insights from customer feedback to make better decisions.
Lenders use the app to help improve compliance among their borrower merchant. Store Harmony can be accessed from its windows app (Windows 10 or 7), or android app. The iOS version of the app is not yet available.
Opeoluwa Ashimi- Promane and Promade Ltd
Ashimi is a Mandela Washington Fellow with a background in the pharmaceutical and business sector. She has a degree in Pharmacy from the Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ogun State, Nigeria. She obtained a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Bradford.
Before founding Promane and Promade (PnP), she worked with Fidson Healthcare, Novartis, Blue Cross, and Pharma Business Review among others.
PnP provides optimization services for startups in the Agricultural, Healthcare, Environmental sustainability, Technology, and Renewable energy industries. Some of the companies that Ashimi’s startup has worked with include Payant, M’care, Tiny Hearts Technology, Green Kitchen, Simkay Foods Nigeria etc.
Salamat Rahaman- Easygas Energy Solution Ltd
Salaman is a Civil Engineering graduate from the University of Lagos. She worked at Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) from 2006 to 2013 before she fully launched Easygas.
The startup distributes and retails LPG to households, businesses and hospitality establishments. Currently, Easygas operates an LPG Dispensing Skid Station in Ajah, and delivers gas to wherever it is needed within the Lagos metropolis.
From its web app, people can order for gas refills and pay online while the gas is delivered to their location. Gas cylinders can be purchased from the web app while after-sale services such as repair and maintenance of cylinders can be requested on the app.
Omozino Eguh- Yudimy Services Ltd
Eguh holds a degree in Estate Management from Covenant University. She further studied Social Sector Management from the Enterprise Development Center at the Pan-Atlantic University.
She started Yudimy in 2018 to solve the problem of talent mismatch in the business sector. The startup uses psychometrics to help people and organizations find the best career-talent fit as well as identify the best career path that will bring the most fulfilment to an individual.
Eguh’s own work and educational background are very much put into use in Yudimy. Besides being the CEO she is also the Counselling and Behavioural Analytics expert at the company. She worked as a Career Advisor in CDnet before starting her own company.
Ore-oluwa Solana- Ibeju-Lekki Connect
Ore holds a degree from the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos. She founded Ibeju-Lekki Connect to help people find the ideal restaurant, property, hotel, and others within the Eti-Osa-Ajah-Ibeju-Lekki-Epe axis of Lagos state.
The startup makes information tailored to citizens in these axis available with the goal of promoting a sense of community.
All 5 women are winners at the incubation program. With the cash prize as well as the mentoring from industry experts, each female-led startup is in a better shape to scale the value it offers and become more profitable.
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