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Nigeria’s digital content publisher accepted to Singularity’s Global Startup Program

January 14, 2019 • Startups, West Africa

Publiseer accepted to Singularity University's Global Startup Program

Chidi Nwaogu, Co-founder of Publiseer.

Nigeria’s digital content distribution company, Publiseer has announced on Twitter that it has been accepted to Singularity University’s Global Startup Program.

The Global Startup Program (GSP) helps future-focused entrepreneurs transform radical ideas into tangible impact on a global scale. It’s a structured, immersive program offering startup-focused educational resources and world-class mentorship from SU’s faculty, staff, and industry experts—in a safe, nurturing environment. The program aims to scale startups into global businesses. We want to inspire you to solve the world’s biggest challenges and impact the lives of a billion people.

GSP has generated more than 1,000 impact innovations from over 45 countries, and 88% of the startups that become portfolio companies continue to raise funds following their year with Singularity University (SU). SU is a Silicon Valley think tank that offers educational programs and a business incubator. According to its website, it focuses on scientific progress and “exponential” technologies. It was founded in 2008 by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil at the NASA Research Park in California, United States.

Publiseer is a digital publisher that helps African writers and musicians from low-income communities to distribute and monetize their creative works across over 400 digital stores in 100 countries, with just a single click and at no charge. Publiseer became profitable after eight months from inception, and been described by Konbini as “one of the largest digital publishers in Africa”.

The digital publisher has received so many awards and recognitions, including becoming the first and only African publisher to join the International Publishing Distribution Association in Madrid, getting nominated for the 4th AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, and emerging a finalist at a Harvard Business School New Venture Competition. Publiseer has been accepted into several accelerators and incubators, such as Microsoft’s Accelerate Labs and University of Cape Town’s Venture Incubation Programme. The digital publisher has been extensively covered by hundreds of media houses around the world for its exceptional achievements in the world of digital publishing.

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