A Nigerian edu-tech startup, Myschool365, has been accepted into Black Innovation Fellowship (BIF) bootcamp, an initiative of DMZ at Ryerson Univeristy, Canada.
The fellowship is a six-week programme designed to help startups led by black entrepreneurs better understand the market opportunity for their businesses, validate the different elements of their tech products, and provide a holistic view of several aspects of their businesses.
The programme is a combination of workshops, homework, panel discussions with experienced founders, and one-on-one coaching and feedback.
Speaking on the selection of his startup for the fellowship, the Co-founder and CEO of Myschool365, Wale Bakare said it was an honour for Myschool365 to have been considered for the fellowship.
He said: “It is an absolute honour to be selected as one of the Black Innovation fellows. We started myschool365 to basically reduce the cumbersome paperwork and manual inefficient processes causing loss of productivity for school owners and also prepare them for unpredictable situations like COVID-19. I am glad to see our work
being recognised globally.
“Our mission is to continue driving innovation that will positively improve quality of education and learning in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. I look forward to the opportunities that will emerge from participating in the fellowship.”