Sahara Group set to support Aso Villa Demo Day finalists

Sahara Group set to support Aso Villa Demo Day finalists

Africa’s leading energy conglomerate, Sahara Group, under its Sahara Extrapreneurship Framework is set to support the 30 finalists at the just concluded Aso Villa Demo Day (AVDD) entrepreneurship development project. The Sahara Group “Extrapreneurship” framework is an integrated development and management programme designed to grow and sustain entrepreneurial ventures by linking them with strategic partnerships

Africa’s leading energy conglomerate, Sahara Group, under its Sahara Extrapreneurship Framework is set to support the 30 finalists at the just concluded Aso Villa Demo Day (AVDD) entrepreneurship development project.

The Sahara Group “Extrapreneurship” framework is an integrated development and management programme designed to grow and sustain entrepreneurial ventures by linking them with strategic partnerships and networks.

The promise to assist these startups was made by the group’s Executive Director, Mr Tonye Cole at he AVDD event. “Sahara is indeed proud to be associated with the project which will inspire, challenge and empower young Nigerians to be part of the solutions to socio-economic challenges in their immediate environment. Through Sahara Foundation’s Academic Hub, business development experts and professionals from other disciplines will provide mentorship to the top 30 innovators,” Mr Cole said.

“If we are going to become sustainable, and move from this generation to the next, we must understand what the next generation is all about. The future is digital and technology. A lot of Nigeria’s problems today can be solved through technical solutions sourced locally from young and creative talents. Sahara will continue to align with governments and organisations that share our passion for providing platforms to help young entrepreneurs succeed,” he furthered.

The top three winners from the AVDD project will receive financial support in the sum of N3m each to develop their business ideas. The top 3 winners include:

Tracology – a patented smart payment systems for utility companies.

RecyclePoints – a waste recycling and social benefit venture for sustainable development.

Shuttlers – a multi-staff bus service to assist commuters resolve daily challenges moving around big cities.

In addition to this, all 30 finalists would be introduced to Sahara Group’s network of cross sectoral busness development professionals.

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