AfricaHacks Startup Sandbox Program is a 10-week incubation that brings together people with ideas and projects to fine-tune them into successful startups inside the AfricaHacks innovation platform. The Startup Sandbox Program (SSP) goal is to have thriving entrepreneurs benefit from our products and services at no cost. The program will provide mentorship, an e-learning platform, partners resources, which will help transform these projects providing solutions to problems into profitable startups that will improve communities and create a lasting impact.
Everyweek, we’ll be spotlighting participants of the Startup Sandbox Program where they’ll be sharing information about their Startups.
This week: Andrew Mogbolu
Name: Andrew Mogbolu
Location: Warri, Nigeria
Name of the Start-up: Emetem (AgriTech)
What is your company about?: Emetem farms is a subdivision of Emetem Global Enterprise. An agro-allied products establishment registered with Corporate Affairs of Nigeria (CAC). We are into the production and sales of different agricultural products such as fishery, piggery, poultry products as well as crops like cassava, yam, plantain, corn, mellon etc and vegetables. Though we operate as a small scale business, we believe that with more capital we will graduate in to medium and large scale production.
What problem is your startup solving : Problem of unavailability of incubator device
How many teams member do you have? Name them if possible I have a team of 4. Precious Enete, Sunday Segu, Roland Oweka and Andrew Mogbolu
Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur? I’m passionate about Entrepreneurship
Why did you join AfricaHacks Startup Sandbox Program? To learn new skills and knowledge for digital transformation
What advice can you give to an African youth interested in launching a startup, business, or project? I will advice the youth to invest in their skill acquisition because it is important to realize that technical skills are not the same as entrepreneur skills. Many people operating business in Nigeria today have only technical skill and no entrepreneur skills.