Startup-Land: Nigeria

Sun­Fi spe­cialis­es in con­nect­ing house­holds and busi­ness­es who are inter­est­ed in solar ener­gy access to suit­able pay­ment plans. Sun­Fi cre­ates val­ue for clean ener­gy investors by de-risk­ing the tech­ni­cal and cred­it risk involved in financ­ing port­fo­lios of solar solu­tions, open­ing avenues for lend­ing as a ser­vice play for clean ener­gy providers. Thomas explained the busi­ness mod­el, saying: …

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MAX is an online deliv­ery plat­form that aims to solve Africa’s last mile and online retail prob­lems. We want to get peo­ple and goods to their des­ti­na­tion with­out any prob­lems. This is a per­son­al con­cern for us, as we know the frus­tra­tion that comes with vul­ner­a­ble trans­porta­tion. We make mobil­i­ty safe, afford­able, acces­si­ble and sustainable …

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Elec­tron­ic waste has recent­ly led to seri­ous health risks. The vast amounts of elec­tron­ic devices that are used and dis­card­ed impact peo­ple, ani­mals and the envi­ron­ment. In Nige­ria, due to the grow­ing young pop­u­la­tion, 80% of youth have access to lap­tops and power­banks, which con­tribute to waste gen­er­a­tion over time. Quad­loop’s mis­sion is to devel­op affordable …

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Tudu uses cus­­tomer-friend­­ly design process­es to devel­op high-qual­i­­ty, afford­able, and durable solar home sys­tems for emerg­ing mar­kets. Every hour of light pro­vid­ed by Tudu replaces kerosene and diesel com­mon­ly used to light and run gen­er­a­tors. Kerosene and diesel emit car­bon into the atmos­phere and are unhealthy with pro­longed expo­sure. We col­lect our cus­tomers’ pay­ment experiences …

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Greenage Tech­nolo­gies Pow­er Sys­tems is solv­ing Nige­ri­a’s elec­tric­i­ty prob­lem with local­ly man­u­fac­tured solar sys­tems. Our prod­ucts work with the lat­est inno­va­tions and tech­nolo­gies. We use cus­tomized sys­tems adapt­ed to Niger­ian use and cli­mate. Greenage’s cur­rent prod­uct range includes invert­ers (2 kva to 20 kva), charge con­trollers, pow­er man­agers and auto­mat­ic trans­fer switch­es. Since 2019, Greenage …

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Solar­Pocha is a solar-pow­ered out­door work­space where stu­dents and pro­fes­sion­als can con­nect to both elec­tric­i­ty and the Inter­net and work com­fort­ably out­doors. The idea came about as part of a cre­ative group com­pe­ti­tion, and Oluwa­to­bi Oyin­lo­la lat­er decid­ed to put it into prac­tice in Nige­ria. After fur­ther devel­op­ment, Oyin­lo­la installed the first device at his …

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We firm­ly believe that con­trol over ener­gy assets should not be in the hands of a pow­er­ful few. There­fore, we have devel­oped an inno­v­a­tive financ­ing mod­el to fund Africa’s tran­si­tion from a fos­sil fuel-dri­ven econ­o­my to a solar ener­­gy-dri­ven econ­o­my, with the aim of decen­tral­iz­ing own­er­ship of solar assets by tok­eniz­ing them using blockchain technology.

Thinkbikes Lim­it­ed man­u­fac­tures elec­tric road bikes and car­go bikes local­ly and makes them avail­able for ride-share and lease to indi­vid­u­als and busi­ness­es in urban and rur­al com­mu­ni­ties to pro­vide afford­able, clean mobil­i­ty. ThinkBikes’ first prod­uct is an elec­tric car­go tri­cy­cle called Alpha 1.0, aimed at the bur­geon­ing deliv­ery and logis­tics indus­try. Over 90% of the …

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We are com­mit­ted to bring­ing access to ener­gy and finance to the last mile through prod­ucts and ser­vices that impact dai­ly life through tech­nol­o­gy and peo­ple. Our flag­ship prod­uct, Omni­branch­es, is designed to build trust in mul­ti­ple val­ue chains while sup­port­ing the bundling and dis­tri­b­u­tion of finan­cial and non-finan­­cial (renew­able ener­gy) ser­vices to end users …

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“Cold­box Store” is a com­mer­cial cold stor­age facil­i­ty for the stor­age and dis­tri­b­u­tion of per­ish­able agri­cul­tur­al prod­ucts. Our pilot cold store is cur­rent­ly locat­ed in Odeg­ba, New Mar­ket, Enugu State, Nige­ria, and is ded­i­cat­ed to the stor­age and dis­tri­b­u­tion of toma­toes. Toma­toes stored and dis­trib­uted in cold stor­age are sourced direct­ly from small farm­ers, giving …

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