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WIPO IP Labs Selects Top 21 Startups for Phase 2 Acceleration

Updated: Oct 30, 2023



The WIPO Nigeria Office (WNO), in collaboration with its implementing partner, The Orbra Company, is thrilled to reveal the top 21 startups chosen for Phase 2 of the inaugural WIPO IP Labs program in Nigeria after a rigorous selection process.


Out of 56 promising entrepreneurs in Phase 1, these 21 innovators demonstrated exceptional progress in transforming their ideas into impactful businesses leveraging intellectual property. The startups span diverse industries from AgriTech and HealthTech to Clean Energy, Fintech, Waste Management and more. The common thread is their focus on scalable solutions that align with Sustainable Development Goals.


Emmanuel Williams

Stephen Adeyemo

Thomas James

Favour Leo-Adegun

Adeyinka Meduoye

Jummai Victor Tela

Oluwafolakanmi Oyeleke

Abdulazeez Salahudeen

Chimobi Ogudu

Alex Nwachukwu

Chioma Nnanna


Abduljalaal Abubakar

Richard Omole

Noma Sodipo

Precious Olufemi Adepoju

Augusta Okafor

Kamal Aliyu

Uthman Alao

Ifeanyi Enwu

Taiwo Isola

Michael Osumune


Phase 2 is set to kick off on Monday, 30th October 2023, starting with the IP Management Clinic, where startups will receive tailored support to scale and commercialize their innovations.



During this phase, participants will refine business models, sharpen pitches to attract investors, and accelerate their ventures from prototype to real-world impact.


On being selected, participants expressed excitement for the immense learning and growth opportunities in Phase 2. They are eager to transform their ideas into enterprises that uplift underserved communities.


WIPO heartily congratulates the Phase 2 participants and looks forward to closely tracking their entrepreneurial journeys. These talented innovators inspire hope for African solutions that achieve prosperity. Their success demonstrates the power of strategic IP management combined with purpose-driven tenacity.


Stay tuned for more updates as these startups pave the way for people, profit and planet through the WIPO IP Labs!


For more information about the program, please visit the WIPO Nigeria website

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