"what a man can do, a woman can do better", is a sentence that cannot align well with the startup market in Nigeria. This could be as a result of the very brutal and insentitive startup industry in the country which female tech startup founders are unlikely to cope with, given their not too rugged nature.
Still yet, there are still some of the female folks who defy all odds and still make their presence felt in the industry. These lots serve as inspiration to their fellow females, and encourage more entrants in the Tech startup world, even though the words 'technology' and 'females' are not always seen to be used in same sentence.
Top female tech startup founders in Nigeria
Olatorera is the CEO of Dressmeoutlet.com, which could be said to be one of the foremost online retailers for high-quality fashion products, health & beauty products and home-goods. Their online platform boasts of up to 10,000 products to shop from, they retail various sophisticated styles from premium designers globally with over 60% of products on Dressmeoutlet.com manufactured within Africa.
As a co-founder of OmoAlata – a Nigerian brand that processes and packages local Nigerian spices and peppers, Kasope has created a Nigerian food service brand focused on the production and sale of hygienically processed and packaged local Nigerian soups, spices and peppers. Its flagship OmoAlata Peppermix which is a blend of fresh organic tomatoes, onions and peppers has been favorably received in the Nigerian market. Kasope Ladipo-Ajai was the winner of the 2015 She Leads Africa Pitch Competition. The most important thing here is that her service is an online food ordering service.
This power woman is the CEO of the5kshop, which is an independent online retailer offering variety of products ranging from branded products, stock from other retailers to its own label 'T5S. The unique thing about The5kShop is that all their products are priced below N5000. Quite creative of her.
You can order very delicious food online on the platform of this lady's Tech startup. Olashile's Soup-a-market serves as a food oredering service and a very cheap one too.
Funke Opeke is the founder of Main Street Technologies and CEO of Mainone Cable, a communications services company. Her cable company, today, has landing points in Portugal, Ghana and Nigeria and branching units in Morocco, Canary Islands, Senegal and Ivory Coast. She is like one of the biggest female Tech startup founders in Nigeria.
So there you have it, the top female tech startup founders we currently have. The purpose of this purpose, evidently, is to serve as an encouragement and push to other emerging female tech startup founders, and potential ones too. Forget about the odds, they're bound to be there. All you have to do is just take that bold step and swim with the tide that comes with it.
Are you a female tech startup founder, or you know one that has not been included in this list, please do let us know through the comment box below. We need to make it a point of duty to encourage as more females as we can to venture into the tech industry. We'd be waiting to hear from you.