Our Story

At the onset of the pandemic year, the Novustack Team went to Nigeria to understand why about 61% of African startups fail albeit with funding access. The youths in Nigeria despite access to education are not availed of the opportunity to learn and practice entrepreneurial skills as well as the knowledge on how to put themselves out there. This gave birth to our mission to create the next generation of African innovators. Novustack is set to build innovation ecosystems across Africa by supporting aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to power development in Africa.

2 Cycles

30+ fellows

71% match rate

2 Member Countries

Meet the team

Quadri is an MBA/MPA student at MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard Kennedy School. He has experience supporting organizations to innovate, transform, and use data analytics to bring bold strategies to life as Management and Technology consultant at Deloitte. As a Bachelor and Masters of Sciences Electrical Engineering graduate and an entrepreneur, he understands how to apply his STEAM background to support innovation-driven entrepreneurship.

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Quadri Oguntade

CEO, Founder

Margaret is a teaching fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education and graduated with a Master's in International Education Policy at Harvard and Bachelor's in Teacher Preparation Program training from Princeton University. She has a wealth of experience in curriculum design, programming, and teaching business management, economics, and entrepreneurship.

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Margaret Wang

COO, Co-Founder

Karen is a Computer Science graduate from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.

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Karen Ziboh

Full Stack Developer

Chilo is a software engineer focused on building web products with intuitive and interactive user experience in mind while also conforming to the best programming and business practices. When he is not knee-deep in code, this Mechanical and Production Engineering graduate enjoys being creative with music.

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Chilo Nwokolo

Product Manager(Engineering)

A creative psychologist that loves creating an impact around her, Feyi is a Psychology graduate from the University of Legon, Ghana.

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Feyipitan Sadiku

Product Manager(Learning)

Cynthia is a young graduate of Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is passionate about agricultural policies and innovations targeted at developing ecosystems. She is also interested in leadership and entrepreneurial management. She is currently an Innovate for Africa fellow. Her voice is imperative in representing the needs of young innovators in Nigeria.

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Cynthia Obiora

Communications and Programs Manager