In the past 12 months, ten African entrepreneurs from five startups on the continent have been welcomed into the global Endeavor network, giving them access to a range of support services to aid in the growth of their businesses.
The Endeavor project, which selects, mentors, and accelerates the world’s greatest high-impact entrepreneurs in order to spur long-term economic growth, has recently welcomed a large number of African entrepreneurs into its network.
When Nigerian company Field Intelligence was approved into the network at the 26th Virtual International Selection Panel (vISP), Disrupt Africa’s last report on Endeavor was published in May 2022. Since then, eleven more of these panels have been held, and during that time, 10 entrepreneurs from five African firms have joined the Endeavor network.
Currently, Endeavor provides support to 2,449 entrepreneurs operating 1,512 businesses in 42 different markets.
Somto Ifezue, Odunayo Eweniyi, and Joshua Chibueze of the Nigerian fintech business PiggyVest were chosen to join the network at the 28th vISP in June 2022, while Ahmed Wadi of the Egyptian fintech startup Money Fellows was welcomed at the 34th vISP in February of this year.
Timothy Nuy and Tonderai Mutesva of the South African fintech startup Fin were chosen to attend the 35th vISP in March, and Sirak Mussie of the Kenyan payment gateway Flocash was welcomed to the 36th edition.
Finally, the 37th vISP chose to add three Nigerian businessmen to the network last month: Obi Emetarom, Emeka Emetarom, and Wale Onawunmi.
“We’re ecstatic to be a part of this esteemed international community. Collaboration and shared learning are essential to entrepreneurship, and Endeavor reflects these values. Wale Onawunmi, co-founder and CTO of Zone, stated, “We look forward to leverage this special ecosystem of entrepreneurs, partners, and investors, driving our technical prowess to new heights of innovation and efficiency in the payment sector.