Episode 214: Ecosystem Zoom-In: The Nigerian Case

Update time! Our Ecosystem Zoom-In series takes us back to the dynamic landscape of the Nigerian Ecosystem, this time hosted by Elizabeth Kleinveld and with guests Babatunde Ogundipe (E-Doc Online) and Uwem Uwemakpan (Launch Africa). Building upon the foundations laid in our December 2020 episode with Lexi Novitske and Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Kleinveld explores the remarkable transformations that have unfolded over the past three something years. This deep dive into Nigeria unveils the evolving narrative of innovation, challenges, and triumphs, providing invaluable insights into the ever-changing entrepreneurial landscape. Join us for a nuanced exploration of Nigeria’s progress and the unfolding stories that shape its vibrant ecosystem.

Babatunde Ogundipe


Uwem Uwemakpan

About the Author
Elizabeth Kleinveld is an ecosystem builder linking various parties in the Financial Services value chain from startups and scale-ups to regulators, investors and large corporates. She spent twenty years in the tech and banking sectors in the Netherlands, working first with ABN AMRO and then Holland Fintech before joning Startupbootcamp's Global Fintech Accelerator in 2016. There she’s helped over 150 international startups scale their business from Payments, RegTech, InsurTech, PensionTech, Investing, and Trade Finance companies etc. She is passionate about helping female and minority founders and likes to see solutions that increase financial inclusion, giving the underbanked opportunities that they didn’t have before. Kleinveld is very active in the ecosystem and has hosted a number of panel discussions at various conferences, including Money2020, Fintech South, European Women in Tech, and Financial Services Cybertech Forum. Kleinveld has invested in over 40 startups, is on the Board of the Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center and is a Founding Partner of Great Stuff Ventures. Linkedln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-kleinveld-1493ab X: https://twitter.com/EkleinveldSBC Website: www.greatstuffventures.com Provoke: https://provoke.fm/author/elizabeth-kleinveld/