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Meet The 25 Nigerian Entrepreneurs Who Were Honored by Microsoft.

Earlier this week, Microsoft honored the achievements of 25 Nigerian entrepreneurs, who graduated from the #Insiders4Good Fellowship, a program launched by Microsoft in partnership with Co-Creation Hub. The entrepreneurs were recognized at a ceremony held at the InterContinental Hotel in Lagos, where they also pitched their business ideas to Microsoft executives and potential local partners and investors.

Selected last September from a pool of 5,000 applicants, the 25 Nigerian #Insiders4Good Fellows are advancing extraordinary ideas to create positive change in Nigeria, Africa, and the world. As part of the Fellowship, the entrepreneurs attended an intensive “Bootcamp”—a series of group workshops led by Microsoft staff during which they identified needs, set goals, and created roadmaps for taking their businesses to the next level. Each Fellow received a suite of Microsoft hardware and software and six months of tailored technical and strategic mentorship from local and international leaders.

For those who are asking, here are the 25 finalists and their startups:

S/NNameStartup NameSolution
1Alexander Bamidele:Inside Education An, online platform for teachers to improve their productivity and job satisfaction
2Ayodeji AdewusiVeritagA definitive e-verification solution for registered academic certificates such as Bsc. to name a few.
3Bem Asem:Retire Forward Inc Connecting retired workers and veterans to organizations offering jobs & other opportunities
4Bawaji Johnson Chemmy EnterpriseA sales and inventory management application for SMEs 
5Damilola SamuelGreenPad Concept,Manufacturing eco-friendly, affordable, and disposable sanitary pads using local agricultural by-products
6Daniel IsijolaDjola NollymationsTries to convert Nollywood movies to comic books
7Ibrahim Mohammed AbokiBasmalah Enterprises,A solar innovation that helps small holder farmers with irrigation
8Idowu BamidoBamwaseA platform to serve as a meeting point for artisans and small business with customers who need their services
9Ifeoma DeggeDigital textile printingDigitally printed non-Ankara fabrics. 
10Ikechukwu ChukwuCimHostelA a web platform that helps students find accommodation in and around tertiary institutions
11Kayode Adedayo:Tour Nigeriaa mobile app for visitors to engage in attractions all around Nigeria
12Kelechi Odoemena:Dilish Instant foodan affordable processing solution that converts unprocessed beans into forms that can be used to create protein-rich meals
13Miracle Samuel:24/7 Charging Huba low maintenance, low cost charging hub that uses login credentials from users to automatically expose electrical terminal
14Moses Owoicho Enokela:SonoCarean on-demand mobile diagnostic medical imaging service targeted at underserved markets
15Mubarak AdeyomoGSP tracking device
16Muhammed Abdullahi ETrash2Cashtechnology based waste management company in Northern Nigeria
17Emeka Onyekwere Bizi Couture
18Olayinka Olanrewaju:Probono AcademyProvides access to quality legal education through e-learning platform
19Oluwaloni:Agriline Inc.An e-logistics platform to optimize the relationship between the 5 important stakeholders in the agricultural sector
20Omasirichukwu UdeinyaChart Synergy A platform that will create a cloud based mobile/web based health record system that facilitates storage, transmission and analysis of clinical data
21Opeyemi AdekunleJamb CBT Practice SofwareA test emulator
22Paula AliuCogno-Aidconnecting clients with mental health professionals through online/offline sessions
23Ubio ObuVirtual Farm
24Ugochukwu Stephen CaspemProduces highly nutritious poultry feed made from cassava waste
25Yeshua RusselGrouPowerA platform that empowers communities across Nigeria with their own renewable, constant and affordably financed solar power farms.



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