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Nigerian Startups Join Alberta Catalyzer

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Taproot Edmonton in their daily news round up reported this morning that a start-up company from Nigeria called Laba Foods will be joining an Alberta program called the Alberta Catalyzer. The  Alberta Catalyzer is a merit-based program series supporting founders and their startups anywhere in Alberta. Divided into three phases, the program is an unprecedented realignment, harmonization and expansion of startup support in the province.

Alberta Catalyzer will deliver business supports and advice to qualified founders, entrepreneurs and startups in the early stages of development, preparing them to advance to the scale-up and acceleration stages. With a focus on equity, diversity and inclusion, this pre-accelerator program will feature coaches and mentors who reflect the diversity of Alberta’s population and will ensure advocacy and support for previously underserved tech-founder communities.

According to Taproot Edmonton, Alberta Catalyzer, is a collaboration between Innovate Edmonton and Platform Calgary. 

Laba Foods is not the only Nigerian startups that made the initial 35 company cohort. The other Nigerian companies are: True words Connect owned by Bernard Owusu & Dixyantar in Airdrie, AB. SeeHaderah Inc, Online Offline Education based in Calgary, Kamze by Adiele Ohanyere in Calgary, Akose by Tosin Kueye and Divine Adekanmbi and Afro Facts by Lilah Penddah. Meet the founders and their startups here. 

About Laba Foods

Laba Foods is bridging the gap in the supply of quality foods to the populace. Goldbridge Foods Limited- the parent company – was birthed to play a major role in revolutionizing the food processing business in Nigeria and filling the gap in the food supply. They make a compelling case ‘given the untapped potentials in the agricultural sector in Nigeria- the most populous African country with over 200 million people – and its impact as a means of creating employment within the society and contribution to the economy at large.

Laba Foods | Photo credit FB
Laba Foods | Photo credit FB

Food poverty in Nigeria amidst soaring inflation is amongst the core problems Nigerians in Nigeria face. Decades-old problems of insecurity, terrorism continue to plague the nation as is an overreliance on religious organizations.  Laba Foods  Mission – to embrace excellence and creativity in providing high quality, easy to prepare and affordable foods to different social and economic class consumers in Nigeria and other parts of the world- is encouraging and inspiring.

Alberta Catalyser is open to founders globally who want to do business or grow their business in Alberta.

 Apply here for the Alberta Catalyzer opportunity.

LCCMedia has reached out to Akinkunmi John the Managing Director of Laba Foods for a media chat. We are waiting to hear from them.

Read about Funding for Startups here.

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