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ABOUT THE ORBRA COMPANY

The Orbra Company is an African Business development company based in Abuja Nigeria. Our goal is to build Africa by solving key challenges faced within the continent one industry at a time by leveraging technology and innovation. We do this by supporting entrepreneurs who leverage innovation and technology with their products and services, to create inclusive and sustainable economic prosperity in Africa. We are bridging the gap between Africa's potential and her reality.

Building the FUTURE TODAY

It is our responsiblity to build the future today. If we don't, no one else will. The challenges faced should not just remain challenges, but opportunities for us to build a sustainable future. This is why we do what we do and we urge everyone who can to do the same.

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Our THEORY OF CHANGE

We believe that the solutions to the challenges faced in Africa have to be private sector-led. This is because the private sector is motivated by profit and competitive advantage. If we help drive more private sector investments into solving these challenges and incentivize them with profit and healthy competitions, there will be more social-good innovations which will solve most of Africas’ challenges. On the other hand, we also believe that the public sector (government) has a role to play in Africa’s development, by creating an enabling environment for the private sector to innovate and thrive. We are also working with the public sector to bridge the gap between the private and public sectors.

MEET THE FOUNDER

 

Mr Orbra

Ololade Otayemi (popularly known as Mr Orbra) is a Six-Sigma certified Yellow Belt professional with Leadership experience in both public and private sector organizations. He holds an MBA in Certified Leadership and Scrum Master Accredited Certification (SMAC) both from the International MBA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland. He also holds a Computer Science Certificate from Stanford University School of Engineering.  He is a fellow of the United States Department of State Mandela Washington Fellowship and alumni of Clark Atlanta University School of Business. He holds an Advanced Certificate in Leadership from the Daystar Leadership Academy. He strongly believes that Africa is a goldmine and the challenges faced in Africa are pointers to her prosperity. This is why he is dedicated to helping business who are solving Africa’s problems thrive.

 

He has trained teams, young professionals and entrepreneurs both locally and internationally in trainings and conferences organised by the US Embassy, US Department of State, United Nations, British Council, Technoserve, The World Bank Group, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation,  Office of the Vice-President of Nigeria, and many more. He has attended various Executive Trainings, Workshops, Seminars and Certificate Programs at world-class institutions such as Stanford University, Emory University Goizueta School of Business, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, CNN, UPS, Google, Coca-Cola, IBM, Allen Entrepreneurial Institute, Atlanta Tech Village, Invest Atlanta, Atalanta Business League, Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Tech Square Labs etc.

 

He is a Startup Advisor at Premier Hub Innovation Center, Civic Innovation Lab and Ventures Platform in Nigeria. He is a startup mentor at Faster Capital, Dubai, UAE and Entrepreneurship Coach at AEI Startup Factory, Georgia USA. He is the Founder of Orbra Mobile Devices (a Nigerian smartphone manufacturing company) and Qbate.xyz (a platform that helps startups become investor-ready and connects them to investors). He is also the Co-Founder at Orbra Leadership Institute (an online leadership institute building Africa’s future leaders).

 

He is the President of Ventoven Limited. As the president of the holding company he coordinates activities across its subsidiaries which include Ventures Platform Fund (a VC firms which provides smart capital and has invested in over 45 startups such as like PayStack, PiggyVest, Rise etc), Ventures Park (An artsy co-working space that provides infrastructure and nurtures community in partnership with organisations like: Facebook, google etc), Ventures Platform Foundation (which provides capacity building and ecosystem support to entreprenuers in partnership with organisations like: Rockefeller Foundation, The World Bank, The EU etc) and Emerging Platforms (a technology company solving huge problems in the public sector), EduPlatforms (An EduTech company delivering scalable tech solutions to tertiary institutions in Africa).

 

He leads technology and international business at the New Black Wall Street Market Project in Stonecrest Georgia (A 300 acre business village designed to increase the number of successful black-owned businesses in the US).

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OLOLADE OTAYEMI