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Nigeria Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Regional Ranking
1st
0
in Western Africa
Global Ranking
63rd
+
5
worldwide
Population
201
million

top industries
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Health
#33 worldwide
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Ecommerce & Retail
#45 worldwide
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Foodtech
#45 worldwide

notable startups
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The Nigeria Startup Ecosystem is a regional Leader in innovation, ranked at number 63 globally, and shows a positive momentum 5 spots since 2020. Nigeria also ranks at number 1 for startups in Western Africa.

There are 7 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Nigeria and the top ranked city in Nigeria is Lagos at 122 globally. Lagos is followed by Ibadan at 353 and Abuja at 466.

Nigeria is an ideal place to locate for Health, Ecommerce & Retail and Foodtech startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 45 Health startups in Nigeria, 43 Ecommerce & Retail startups in Nigeria and 27 Foodtech startups in Nigeria, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 215 startups in Nigeria, 2 accelerators in Nigeria, 3 coworking spaces in Nigeria, 8 organizations in Nigeria and no leaders in Nigeria.

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SonoCare Healthcare is an emerging provider of real-time care, transforming the access, cost, and quality dynamics of health care delivery. Read more
Snap lets you share stories of activities you performed with your friends, for free. Each activity that can be "performed" is represented by a QR Code. Anyone can create an activity. Activities may include "Snap to Like", "Snap to Follow", "Snap to Tweet", "Snap to Buy", "Snap to Pay", and more. Performing an activity is as easy as taking a picture. We are currently working on web and mobile products (including SMS-targeted products) that would enable users perform these activities with great ease. Also, we are creating APIs that would allow developers all over the world to design templates for various activities that can be performed on their platforms. We strongly believe in the fact that every object in the world can have a web presence for activities. These ideas are applicable to the world over. Read more
Vasiti.com helps student entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses by making it easy to sell their goods or services around campus and providing all-round support to enable them thrive while also providing solutions to make students' lives easier on campus which includes giving them easy and instant access to trusted vendors around their campus for goods or services needed. Read more
Healthlane offers an application that helps people to easily get quality and affordable healthcare services. Read more
Enabling access to customers data in Africa. Read more
Instantcoins.ng is an automated cryptocurrencies trading platform in Nigeria. Read more
Reality is a mobile applications company that helps convert day-to-day tasks into a digital product. Read more
CribMD is Uber for Doctors, we do Doctor House Calls and Telemedicine. Read more
Enabling Direct to Consumer operations for CPG companies across Africa. Read more
Ojirehprime is a digital bank that leverages consumer data to develop innovative & personalized product offerings Read more
PalmPay is a simple and secure payment app that give rewards. Read more
The Boogie Mobile App allow users Request for GROCERIES | FOOD | DRINKS | MEDICINE | FUEL | from stores within their neighborhood . Read more
Gidanka is a travel company offering serviced beautiful living spaces for travelers to and across African cityscapes Read more
A food delivery service that searches for restaurants close to you and deliver to your door step Read more
Simple expense management solution for businesses Read more
Zuri is an online platform that helps beauty professionals manage their customers and for people to find and book beauty services. Read more
Fliqpay is a cross-border payment infrastructure for financial institutions and global businesses Read more
CoVibes is a platform that pairs verified studios and producers. Read more
Eden Life is a tech-enabled service that puts your home's chores on autopilot. Read more
uLesson mobile offering rests on three pillars: academics,media & technology and curriculum content is delivered via streaming and SD cards. Read more
TORA Africa is an academy that recruits, trains, verifies, insures and provides background-checked drivers for individuals and businesses. Read more
Xend is an African end-to-end merchant solution that includes inventory management, payments, and business intelligence. Read more
Personalized learning platform for K-12 Read more
A loan and financial product marketplace that allows African consumers to find, compare, and apply for loan offers from select lenders. Read more
Airsmat is a provider of cutting edge software solutions to many rapidly growing industries adopting drones into daily operations. Read more
A full stack digital bank that makes access to digital banking, wealth management & business tools affordable to Africans across the globe. Read more
The First Essential Services Platform for Life-Saving Care in African Communities Read more
ICARDEX.COM is a leading gifting and floral retailer in Africa. We deliver fresh flowers, cakes,hampers, fruit basket across the world. Read more
Africa's Foremost Value-Added Solar Distribution Company Read more
Leraning Management System, E-Commerce Read more
Honey Flow Africa optimizes beekeeping operations by digitizing and bringing the power of IoT and AI Read more
Simbi Interactive is an Educational Company. Read more
African Information Technology Solutions Provider Read more
Festival Coins is an event technology company that equips live event organizers with tools to enable them improve event efficiency. Read more
JUDY is legal research and discovery platform Read more
We are a creative agency built with a clear focus on creating handcrafted digital experiences for brands to engage with their customers. Read more
The Authority on News, Data and Market Analysis for the African Space Industry Read more
OnePipe builds and maintains APIs that enable banks to partner with modern digital services and fintech. Read more
MVXchange is a digital maritime logistics platform with an integrated shipbroking solution. Read more
ASUSU is a SaaS sompany that offers a software management solution digitizing the village savings and loan system known as a cooperative. Read more
TaxiTV is an in-ride entertainment system built for passengers to enjoy top quality premium video content. Read more
Cowrywise is a FinTech company that democratizes access to premium financial services by making these services available to the mass market. Read more
FunnelJoy is an all in one tool designed for digital entrepreneurs, marketers, and creators. Read more
Bankly is a cash digitisation savings product that allows users top up their wallet using vouchers. Read more
Reliance HMO is a technology driven health insurance company. Read more
Spleet provides easier living in Africa with access to flexible subscription based rental and lifestyle services. Read more
Spicyauto is an online marketplace offering a state-of-the-art advertising medium for users to buy and sell their cars and other vehicles. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Nigeria Ranked by StartupBlink

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