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IT firm offers N25m grant for Ogun tech startup

IT firm offers N25m grant for Ogun tech startup
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A school management solution provider, Edutams, has announced a N25m grant to tech startups interested in building new innovative solutions across Ogun State.

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The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Edutams, Ademola Adenubi, explained that the grant will help in creating more innovative solutions to drive the digital transformation in education.

Adenubi in a statement made available to our correspondent on Saturday, also said the technology innovation firm recently unveiled a newly built cloud-based school management software company, Edutams iHub, in the Ijebu Ode area of the state.

He explained that Edutams iHub is an innovation centre that connects young people to create and develop ideas towards providing technological-based solutions to the challenges in the Nigerian education system.

He further said the grant would help in creating more innovative solutions to drive the digital transformation in education.

He noted that homegrown innovations in education technology signal a shift towards a more inclusive and adaptive approach to digitalising the nation’s education system.

Adenubi emphasised the importance of collaboration among the Universal Basic Education Commission, the Ministry of Communication, Innovation, and Digital Economy, and local stakeholders to leverage homegrown solutions for digitalising the education system.

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He added that 10 per cent of Nigeria’s public and private schools partially use technology to drive education services and delivery, hence the need for greater collaboration to provide an overall value.

He, however, expressed Edutams’ commitment to supporting startups and fostering innovation in education through the provision of funding and incubation facilities at the newly built cloud-based school.

“What we are trying to do is that we know there is a need for more innovative solutions to drive the digital transformation in education and part of our core value is to collaborate with other founders and startups to deliver all-round value to the education system.

“So, we are looking for innovations, new startups to work with and we are saying yes we would provide that grant facility, make it available to any new ideas that work in line with our vision. So that that fund will allow those founders to build innovative solutions that we can work with,” he stated

He further explained that aside from the grant, the Edutams iHub incubation centre would be made available to at least five startups to enable them to work efficiently and comfortably.

He added, “So, we would be working with the Ogun Tech Community in identifying and selecting new startup founders we are looking for not less than five and I think the appropriate structure for the selection process and the appropriate framework to identify and select will happen. We would be providing our facilities, the Edutams iHub, the incubation centre for these startups to be able to complete the development of their solution.”

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Meanwhile, the President of Ogun Tech Community, Adekunle Durosinmi lauded the innovation and assured Edutams of its full support.

“Your dedication to fostering technological advancements and educational solutions aligns perfectly with the mission of our community. We are excited to witness the continued impact of Edutams iHub in shaping the future of tech in Ogun State and beyond.

“Moreover, we believe that the establishment of your physical office will play a pivotal role in building and developing the tech ecosystem in Ogun State. By providing a conducive space for collaboration, learning, and innovation, you are contributing significantly to the growth and prosperity of our local tech community,” he said.



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