Nigeria is rising! Which are the startups to watch out for in Nigeria? Who’s doing great stuff? Below is a short expose of 5 really cool startups in Nigeria.
Basically: Group buying
Launched in March 2011, DealDey features a daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy in Lagos. DealDey is an easy and fun way to get fantastic deals on great experiences. At DealDey we support local businesses and in return they support consumers with good savings! We want to create a “Win-Win” scenario each and every day for local merchants who want to attract new customers, and consumers who want to save money and take advantage great services and activities in their own city.
Basically: Local business search
Gyst is Nigeria’s no.1 local search engine. This unique local search service is available on Web & Mobile.Gyst connects buyers with sellers – by helping buyers find the right providers of products and services while helping sellers improve the efficiency of their marketing efforts.
Basically: The Khan Academy of Nigeria
A Social Networking site www.skoola.com aimed at bringing students, graduates and educationists to get to network, share problems and help each other in academic field.
Basically: Online advertising
A localized ad network that hand-holds small businesses as they start to advertise on the Web and mobile devices. One cool thing about Bloovue is you can build an ad easily on a mobile phone; a small business never has to touch a computer to advertise online.
Baiscally: Mobile wallets, mobile money, mobile payment
Customers can use Paga to send cash, purchase airtime credit, pay bills, and pay retailers. Paga supports all phones, even the most basic SMS-enabled phone. Customers will also be able to transact on Paga over the internet, via the Paga mobile application which will be made available for java-enabled devices, and via USSD. Paga works on all mobile networks.
Basically: Innovative hardware and software solutions. (The guys behind the Inye tablet computer)
Encipher is an IT product and service delivery company which provides products and computing infrastructures for different types of companies ranging from start-ups to large corporate organizations.
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