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: Abdullahi Karagama
Name: Abdullahi Karagama
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Name of the Start-up: AK Global Concept
What is your company about? We are all about information technology. We have an IT team helps people, organization and companies to meet all of their technological needs.
What problem is your startup solving? We solve IT problems in out community and provide technical solutions and support to organizations.
How many teams member do you have? Name them if possible: We have six (8) team members. Musa Kura Goni, Abdullahi Musa, Grema Karagama, Ahaji Kyari Abba, Maigana kKashim, Dauda Azir Kine, Ishaku Chabira, Ahmed M Kawu.
Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur? I decided to become an entrepreneur to solve the problems in our communities and utilise the pportunities that are available in the society, while also innovatively creating opportunities for others.
Why did you join AfricaHacks Startup Sandbox Program? I joined the AfricaHacks Start-up Sandbox Program to gain knowledge and experience.
What advice can you give to an African youth interested in launching a startup, business, or project? Be patient. Irrespective of the situation you find yourself, you have to be patient. You will face a lot of obstacles and challenges, therefore to achieve your goals, you have to be ready to face then and overcome them.