Start-Up West Africa has an aim to solve a problem- documenting technology start-up ecosystem and its activities in West Africa. StartUpWestAfrica.org was born when a team from Go-Getters decided to travel across Africa to explore the technology start-up ecosystem and discovered that East Africa and South Africa has done a better job of documenting activities in the Tech ecosystem but not West Africa.
Like a map, StartupWestAfrica.org would present startups, accelerators, co-working spaces, incubators and other information based in a particular city in West Africa crowd sourced from data on Google Maps. This will be done by providing free and easy access to data about the West African tech ecosystem. There will also be a job portal which will enable start-ups based in West Africa to be able to post job openings and internship opportunities for free.
One can also expect to read of events and services happening around each technology startup ecosystem. The platform promises to give insights and quick guide to surviving in the tech business and an overview of the Nigerian market size, key players, challenges, rules/regulations, local culture and opportunities.