In the past 12 months, ten African entrepreneurs from five startups on the continent have been accepted into the global Endeavor network, giving them access to a range of support services to aid in the growth of their businesses.
The Endeavor initiative, which selects, mentors, and accelerates the world’s best high-impact entrepreneurs in order to spur long-term economic growth, has recently welcomed a large number of African entrepreneurs into its network.
Somto Ifezue, Odunayo Eweniyi, and Joshua Chibueze of the Nigerian fintech startup PiggyVest were chosen to join the network at the 28th vISP in June 2022, and 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 company 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. The three are the founders of Appzone, which in November of last year divided into two its decentralized payments network, Zone, and legacy banking-as-a-service business, Qore.
“We’re thrilled to be part of this prestigious global community. Entrepreneurship thrives on collaboration and shared learning, and Endeavor embodies this spirit. We look forward to leveraging this unique ecosystem of entrepreneurs, partners, and investors, driving our technical prowess to further levels of innovation and efficiency in the payment sector,” said Wale Onawunmi, co-founder and CTO at Zone.