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TOP STARTUPS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN NIGERIA


July 22, 2014 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ STARTUPS & SMEs NEWS


 

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A lot of tech startups are springing up in Nigeria, especially in Lagos State in recent time. Most of these startups went through various Incubators and Accelerators before coming to limelight; so such leverage facilitated the current recognition accorded them in various conventional and social media platform within Nigeria and globally.
Some of these startups had participated in various fund raising schemes in order to raise additional capital for growth and expansion while others have potentials to benefit from the inputs of business angels, mentors and investors. The list of the startups in the Nigeria ecosystem is endless, but some are making significant impacts on how to redefine mobile and disruptive technology in country. They are listed below:

 

1. 500 SHOPS: 500 Shops is to provide creative tools that help businesses sell their products online. 500Shops takes away the challenges involved in running an online store, so businesses can focus on what they know how to do best: making and selling their products or service.

2. ONYOURPALM: Onyourpalm is a local search engine that helps people and enterprises find great companies that meet their everyday needs and requests. It is an online business information platform that assists to locate business contacts of companies in Nigeria. The solution is a FREE online platform where companies (micro, small, medium and large enterprises) in Nigeria are listed and accessed so as to enhance B2B, B2C and C2B relationship in the emerging Nigeria economy.
3.    ASUQU: Asuqu is an appropriate channel for creative works to blossom. It provides a stage and FREE online portfolio for photographers, animators, short film creators, creative directors, UI designers, web designers, architects, engineers, fashion designers, make-up artists, models, musicians, and other analogous minds to promote, collaborate, discover, and showcase their creative works.

4.    CONNECT FINANCE: Connect Finance is a business and accounting management software application designed for both small and medium enterprise to increase productivity, measure productivity and to perform business function accurately. The software focuses on budgets, profit, loss  income and expenses that will help in business decisions.

5.    CRIBPARK: Cribpark is a leading Nigerian platform which provides people with all the information they need on housing, a catalogue of home designs to chose from, and a shop to buy housing items. It provides home owners, intending home owners, home design enthusiasts, housing professionals with genuine information on home design, house construction, housing information, housing news.

is a business and accounting management software. It is a software application designed for both small and medium-sized enterprises to increase productivity, to measure productivity and to perform business functions accurately. – See more at: http://etnconnect.com/connect-finance/#sthash.BsMGN4R9.dpuf
is a business and accounting management software. It is a software application designed for both small and medium-sized enterprises to increase productivity, to measure productivity and to perform business functions accurately. – See more at: http://etnconnect.com/connect-finance/#sthash.BsMGN4R9.dpuf
is a business and accounting management software. It is a software application designed for both small and medium-sized enterprises to increase productivity, to measure productivity and to perform business functions accurately. – See more at: http://etnconnect.com/connect-finance/#sthash.BsMGN4R9.dpufallows companies to manage their finances, create invoices, quotations, sales orders, payments etc. It has a highly integrated CRM system with SMS / email and status reporting technology with the ability to automatically communicate with existing as well as potential clients.5.    CRIBPARK: Cribpark is a leading Nigerian platform which provides people with all the information they need on housing, a catalogue of home designs to chose from, and a shop to buy housing items. We provide home owners, intending home owners, home design enthusiasts, housing professionals with g information on home design, house construction, housing information, housing news.

6.    CUBE: Cube enables anyone (whether individual or business entity) to accept card payments in person with their phone.
7.    EASY APPETITE: Easy Appetite connects you to the best restaurants, pizza houses and fast-food outlets serving your location; further bridging the gap between you and your food. Customers can find the best restaurants close to their current location, browse through their menu selection and order directly on our site from a growing array of our partner restaurants.
8.    FEEDBACKPLUS: Feedbackplus is a Web service which provides a platform for consumers to communicate constantly and continually with providers of products and services. It is established to help customers give feedback and for organizations to also respond. It creates an opportunity to improve products and services and to retain customer loyalty rather than lose them to competitors.
9.    FOODSTANTLY: Foodstantly is a Mobile-Web Marketplace for Food. It enables Restaurants, Fastfood, Caterers, Farmers and Food Vendors set up shop and sell online to Millions of Customers as well as facilitate delivery to customers.
10.    HUTBAY: Hutbay is an online real estate marketplace dedicated to helping home buyers, sellers, renters, real estate professionals and mortgage institutions find and share vital information about homes and real estate. Hutbay listings are curated directly from agents while providing a free and unbiased search results to its users.
11.    INSTACARE: InstaCare is the Mastercard of healthcare in Africa; it makes assess to healthcare as easy as visiting the ATM. InstaCare aims to enable 24/7 availability & access to quality healthcare everywhere for the over 80% of Nigerians. especially women and children.
12.    INTEGRATEDMEDICS: IntegratedMedics is a web based application package to computerize any large scale hospital, while putting into consideration the complexities involved in the medical industry.
13.    IROFIT: Irofit is the only mobile card payment system that allows merchants to accept card payments without an internet connection. The revolutionary technology makes card payments possible in many areas of Africa where Internet connection is poor or absent.
14.    IQUBE: iQube Labs is a research and development tech start-up focused on enabling Nigerian businesses with world-class technology solutions needed to thrive locally and globally. It focuses on enriching the Nigerian technology market with the skills that are necessary to help us deliver quality products that help the common Nigerian / African next door, products that.
15.    NERVE: Nerves delivers cost-effective, higher quality and mobile convergent smart devices and services. The Nerve debut smartphones and accompanying accessories are designed from the ground-up to provide desktop convergence and access to m-content & cloud services for the mobile first generation of Africa who are currently set to switch from the predominant feature phones.
16.    PREPCLASS: Prepclass provides online platforms for hosting educational material relevant to local exams and institutions. It provides content on UME and POST UME but are fast expanding to other local exams.
17.    SIMPLEPAY4U: SimplePay4U payment gateway allows any business or consumer with an email address to securely, conveniently and cost-effectively send and receive payments online. The network builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards to create a global, real-time payment solution. It allows users send payments for free, can be used from PCs or web-enabled mobile phones.
18.    SPACEPOINTE: Spacepointe is an e-commerce marketplace which focuses on the African retailer. It is marketplace that enables SMEs to easily sell their products or service online without the incurring the cost associated with website development and marketing.
19.    SPELLAFRICA: SpellAfrica provides a mobile learning tool to help users improve their English across Africa. It is a set of proprietary apps for all smartphone operating systems.
20.    VACANTBOARDS: VacantBoards is the leading Online Outdoor Advertising Marketplace specializing in both traditional and digital Out-of-Home media. It offers one-click nationwide booking of various outdoor advert options provided by numerous operators. The web and mobile platform helps advertisers track analyze and measure Return-on-Investment (ROI) on their outdoor campaigns. Vacantboards also help brands to discover new outdoor advert options via our geo-mapping feature whilst taking your business directly to your target audience.