AFRICANGLOBE – A startup is an entrepreneurial venture or a new business designed to solve a problem where the solution is not obvious and the success is not guaranteed. While a lot of startups never make it past the idea stage, a lot more trudge on and become more successful. Startups are now a part of our society and will continue to exist because they tackle problems that are vaguely defined and provide innovative solutions.
These are however not limited to Silicon Valley as Africa has its own share of innovative start-up ideas. Here are some of the most innovative startups in Nigeria:
Founded by three students from LAUTECH in Ogbomoso, Nigeria, Printivo is a company changing the face of print production in Nigeria. Located in Shomolu, the undisputed printing hub of Lagos, the startup is a do-it-yourself web-to-print production, providing affordable and quality print-on-demand services particularly to SMEs who cannot afford to print in bulk. Customers can place their orders on the site and have them delivered in a matter of hours or days without fail.
Printivo is a beneficiary of the Federal Government of Nigeria grant, YouWin, which went a long way in raising capital. The company started with four products but has now added about seven more. The CEO, Oluyomi Ojo stated that they intend to expand into merchandise products in the near future.