All-female Nigerian startup takes top prize in Netherlands

January 13, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories

DIYLaw Nigeria

DIYLaw is made up of Bola Olonisakin, Funkola Odeleye and Odunoluwa Longe., a Nigerian female founded technology company, recently won the Innovating Justice Award for the SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge for East and West Africa – A challenge which was organised by The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL).

The challenge, which was held over several stages, saw over 200 African innovators apply; however, DIYlaw emerged as the ultimate winner. DIYlaw is made up of Bola Olonisakin, Funkola Odeleye and Odunoluwa Longe.

Whilst highlighting the challenges of the Nigerian entrepreneur, during her pitch at the Innovating Justice Forum, Odunoluwa Longe stated that: “DIYLaw is making legal one less challenge to grapple with.” She further emphasised that: “Our value propositions are transparency, simplicity and affordability.”

DIYlaw is one of the newest startups to join the growing sector of justice entrepreneurs emerging globally. The startup seeks to be at the forefront of this emerging entrepreneur sector in Africa. In addition to the cash prize of USD40,000 won by DIYlaw, DIYlaw also gets acceleration support, access to funding, networks and expert advice from HiiL.

Staff Writer

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