Applications open as Ogun State, GetFundedAfrica partner to stimulate Tech Startups growth

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Dapo Abiodun, Ogun Governor

The Ogun State Government has entered into a strategic partnership with GetFundedAfrica aimed at increasing the number of technology startups in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT), in the state and taping into the $34billion innovation economy.

This was revealed in a statement the Chief Press Secretary to Ogun State Governor, Kunle Somorin issued yesterday after a stakeholders meeting held at Ogun TechHub, Kobape, Abeokuta.

The statement also revealed that the partnership “is to enable Ogun State benefit from the huge venture capital flows,” noted that the partnership is in fulfilment of Governor Dapo Abiodun’s development aspirations, leveraging technology and innovations to build Nigeria’s first Silicon Valley.

According to the statement, GetFundedAfrica, a Pan-African venture service platform, reportedly assisted African entrepreneurs, investors, businesses, and government entities in raising over $150 million in 2021.

“So, GetFundedAfrica will make available the fund raising, mentorship, among others, while Ogun State will support with visa, insurance, office spaces, utilities and more.”

The Governor’s special adviser on ICT, Dayo Abiodun, stressed that the Ogun State administration is committed to fostering a $34 billion innovation economy and is pleased to collaborate with GetFundedAfrica to meet the ICT goals outlined by Governor Dapo Abiodun.

He revealed that Startups can apply and to be considered to access funding in order to be incubated into the TechHub through

Chief Commercial Officer, GetFundedAfrica, Tunji Oke, asserts that, in the next two years, at least 400 startups from across Africa would gather in the state towards unlocking billions of dollars in the innovation economy.


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