GoDo.ng Facility for Start-up Development officially unveiled in Lagos… set to incubate the first set of start-ups
L-R: Chris Uwaje, John Obaro and Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata (Co-founder GoDo.ng)
The need to develop start-ups and improve the culture of entrepreneurship in any economy cannot be over-emphasised.
More so, research has proven that one of the ways of achieving this is through developing clusters of communities that can serve as catalysts for entrepreneurship development.
It is to this end that the Nigerian start-up ecosystem witnessed the addition of GoDo.ng to its fold. With a promise to ensure that more young people are given the necessary platform and opportunities to grow.
The public unveiling of GoDo.ng was on Monday, October 1, 2018 in Lagos was performed by Mr. John Obaro, Managing Director, SystemSpecs, who expressed delight at the thought of the Co-Founders of GoDo.ng, for commencing such a project, for the benefit of available talents in the country.
Mr. Obaro in a brief admonition shared how Remita has stayed sustainable primarily because of being single minded.
According to him, focus and persistency are key to achieving whatever goal one has set. “Remita platform would have long been dead if I did not have the strength of character. My primary advice to start-ups would be to avoid distractions by all means necessary and it is important for entrepreneurs to always be true to themselves because the industry is still weak”, he concluded.
A past President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria and Chief Executive Officer of Mobile Software Solutions SRL, Mr. Chris Uwaje expressed delight at the launch of the facility.
According to him, “Nigeria has no business being poor, however, to achieve any meaningful development, we have to retool our workforce, educational structures and platforms like this would help us achieve that as long as we put our minds to it.”
He urged youths to identify the different critical domains and develop software to tackle issues around them, adding that there was need for critical policies to upscale the Infornation and Communication Technology (ICT) industry.
Speaking also at the event, Co-founder of GoDo.ng, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr, expressed joy at the progress startups across the country have made despite the harsh economic conditions and weak policies. Notwithstanding, he pledged that GoDo will work to also extend the progress by focusing on solutions that will deepen financial inclusion alongside others.
“We will be announcing our incubation programme in the next three months,” he disclosed.
“It is hoped that start-ups that will pass through GoDo’s incubation program will focus on developing result-oriented solutions, that will positively impact the society at large, through the evocation of strategic planning, business model development and marketing plans, to determine the marketing techniques to pursue in market entry and penetration for specific products, services and solutions”, he added