The Osun Startup Ecosystem is gradually becoming a force to be reckoned with by the springing up of emerging startups in the state. The Osun Startup Ecosystem got birthed upon the inauguration of the current governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, who had earlier announced plans to domesticate the Startup Act in the state as part of his government’s efforts to grow the ecosystem.

Sooner after that, the Osun Startup Hub came up with a mission to driving innovation growth and development of startups in the state.

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Governor Adeleke, who had affirmed his commitment to the domestication of the Act, stressed that it will enable youths in the state to access funds from a network of local and international supporters including investors and entrepreneurs.


Governor Adeleke


“I will soon be submitting some executive bills for the consideration of the legislature. The first bill is about Nigeria’s Start-Up Act…My administration wants it domesticated so we can access local and international support for our youth entrepreneurs. The bill will align Osun with federal efforts and open doors for our start-up innovators to get easy funding,” said Adeleke.

The Hub as part of its activities went ahead to organize the maiden edition of the Osun Startup Conference which had a large number of youths, founders and startup enthusiasts in Osun state under the same roof for two days. The event which had in attendance high profile persons such as Demola Adewuyi of Alat by Wema, Charmaine Hayden of the Goodsoil Vc, Micheal Aremu of FamasiAfrica, the CEO FamasiAfrica herself, Clinton Oyelami and a host of others.

Spike in Startup presence

From a startup presence of about 2%, Osun is now gradually increasing her number of startups founders in the state; startups owned by Osun indigenes. The list of notable startups in the market stage currently in the state includes but not limited to the following:

  1. Swyftpay

Swyftpay commonly referred to as the first indigenous startup in Osun state is a payment platform that allows easy payment of bills, and cross border transactions including a fiat payment scheme for crypto currency. The Seyftpay is headed by Clinton Oyelami who’s the Chief Executive Officer. The Swyftpay team is an emerging startup to watch out for in the state as it has started with a great number of users, customers and with a top notch service delivery and customer retention ability.

  1. SoftEdu 

Soft Edu is another startup to watch out for in Osun state, an Ed-tech based startup company that helps schools and educational institutions to monitor their workforce, workflow and data base all in one platform. Soft Edu is currently in the market and getting a good number of Users Daily.

  1. Moses Transport

Moses Transport Limited is a startup company aimed at providing solutions to mobility problems in the state. Founded by Moses Blessing who’s currently also the CEO, Moses Transport recently concluded the pre-seed Raise of about four million naira from her angel investors.

  1. Olidrel

Olidrel is a startup focused on teaching tech enthusiast the fundamentals of tech. The Oildrel team is focused on providing affordable tech skills to customers with their tailored products via courses and a Hand on support for their customers. The Oildrel launched late June and opened their first physical office in Osogbo, Osun state.

Other startups within the idea-development stages includes

– Properlley (a proptech Startup)

-Metroura (a tourtech startup); and a host of others .

When asked about the future of the Osun Startup hub, the team lead,  Tokode Theophilus, “stated that the hub is beyond imagination in the milestones it’s going to achieve.”

He stated that the hub wanted to have at least three working startups within the next 12 months but currently about six to seven are in operation while others are in the idea stage. He stated that the “administration of Senator Adeleke is supportive and also pleased that the working atmosphere in Osun should be more friendly to accommodate these emerging tech companies and allow them flourish.”

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