Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
I started Siga Dainamix, an event planning company with my elder brother in 2006. I was responsible for business and content development for the company. I wrote proposals that won us several jobs and contracts. I pioneered a German cultural organisation back in my University days in Unilag, though it was non-profit. We were able to gain partnership with the Goethe-Institut Lagos and collaborated with them to execute successful programmes that benefitted the students. At the end of my tenure as president of the organisation, there were over 30 students who could successfully write and speak basic German. I have also helped in developing ideas and initiatives that have become successful today both in the private and public sector. One of the initiative I pioneered was the GreenHeart initiative that was used by a local NGO to campaign against indiscriminate burning in our environment. The campaign was successful in the community and today, refuse burning is a thing of the past there.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
I am working with Emeka Nelson, a green entrepreneur and founder of Greenvest Solar. He's working with me on the project Cash4Trash to bring it to the stage of execution and realisation. We are also collaborating with different partners in the green business and environmental management services alongside with investors, government and NGOs to execute this project. We have a good relationship with the U.S Consulate in Nigeria and we have received a grant award to carry out a related project in the past. Our association with them has enabled us to meet other industry players and even expanded our network. We are in planning to partner with the ministry of environment and the local waste authority to expand our market reach and ease accessibility to necessary communities and households.