As more and more people begin to embrace the internet, it has gone beyond being a tool to stay in touch. The internet is now being used to solve problems, and has become a business centre for many.
Young Nigerians have begun to put the internet to good use through their disruptive business ideas that are geared to solve simple problems that the average Nigerian faces.
Here are 7 Nigerian tech start-ups that we totally love. These start-ups made our list as a result of the disruptive ideas and the unique problems they are solving.
Ever been in a long wait at a bus-stop because you couldn’t find a commercial vehicle going your way? This start-up was launched to solve that problem.
GoMyWay is a ride-sharing marketplace connecting passengers with ride owners going along the same route and have empty seats to spare. As a ride owner, your co-travelers pay you an agreed contribution that will help cover some of your travel expenses (e.g fuel costs). Asides significantly reducing your travel costs (whether as a passenger or ride owner), you get to make new friends, meet potential business partners and conveniently arrive at your destination.
For new business owners, DIYLaw sets out to take the burden of struggling with legal processes. DIYlaw seeks to create access to legal services and resources for Africans. The start-up is positioned to be the one-stop hub for all things legal in Africa.
EduRecords is a cloud and mobile education platform that registers every school-age child on a centralized database; The platform tracks every student and teacher’s performance as well as the school facilities.
Built with an algorithm that uniquely identifies each student and creates personal learning guides, EduRecords tracks registration and attendance. The platform also generates personalised study guides to tackle a child’s academic weakness, as well as automate the teaching processes.
There’s that moment when taking a trip down to a supermarket seems impossible for us. Either because of our busy schedule, or the lazy times when we really don’t feel like stepping out. Supermart.ng was launched to help you do all your grocery shopping. The platform is an online grocery delivery service that promises to deliver ordered goods to all major parts of Lagos in as early as 3 hours.
With its local market, this startup also wants you to escape the Saturday stress that comes with shopping in Lagos markets, and enable you buy assorted meats, vegetables, tomatoes, yams and other fresh foods online.
Kangpe connects patients with verified doctors, allowing users to discuss health issues quickly and confidentially with verified doctors 24/7 via SMS, Mobile App, or Web within minutes.
LockMyCash provides an online escrow service that protects buyers and sellers from fraud during transactions by acting as a trusted third party that collects and holds payments from a buyer and release this payment to the seller when the buyer is satisfied or based on agreements.
Lands.ng is an online marketplace for land listings and associated services, aiming to bring digital disruption to the real estate industry in Nigeria. The Lands.ng platform has a listing of more than 1.5 million plots of land and about 250 registered and certified agents.
Tell us about the ones you love in the comments!