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Nigerian Ekechi Nwokah, the CEO of US-based fintech startup Migo is one of seven entrepreneurs to join Endeavor, a non-profit organisation that supports high-impact entrepreneurs around the world.
Endeavor said in an announcement on Monday that the seven were selected at Endeavor’s first Virtual International Selection Panel held over Zoom.
Nwokah (pictured above, centre with fellow co-founder Olukotun right and executive Adia Sowho) was selected along with six other entrepreneurs from Vietnam, Ireland, Brazil, Greece and Indonesia.
Endeavor now supports 2046 entrepreneurs leading 1278 companies in 37 markets around the world.
Migo CEO Ekechi Nwokah from Nigeria is one of seven entrepreneurs to join Endeavor
Endeavor holds eight selection panels a year to select entrepreneurs from across the world. Those selected get support and access to networking services.
Migo’s platform enables companies to offer credit to their customers, augmenting traditional bank and payment card infrastructure.
The startup was founded in 2014 by a Nigerian team comprised of Olukotun, a Stanford University professor, and Nwokah (pictured above, centre with Olukotun right). Nwokah is a former computer scientist who previously served at Amazon Web Service’s A9.
In January Migo VP of growth Adia Sowho told Ventureburn that the startup aims to invest the recent $20-million in Series-B funds in deepening access to credit in Nigeria as well as launching in Brazil (see this story).
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Featured image, left to right: Migo executive team Adia Sowho, Ekechi Nwokah, and Kunle Olukotun (Supplied)