In a bid to solve the problem of access to funding for new and existing businesses, Rudigo Academy has created an online platform for information on grants, collateral-free and interest free loans. Call it the ‘social media of business funding’ and you won’t be wrong.
Grantie, which is set to launch by the end of February 2018, has already set a target of 1000 users six months after it is launched. Speaking on Rivers of Unicorns yesterday, Wisdom Arerosuoghene, founder and CEO of Rudigo Academy described the target as modest.
Godfrey Ayaosi, co-founder Of Rudigo Academy, believes that the implication of the 1,000 users target means they will be providing support to 1,000 businesses.
Grantie was developed during the Ease of Doing Business Hackathon held during the just concluded Startup Port Harcourt Week. The product will be released to the public by the end of February 2018.
Rudigo Academy is a hub in Port Harcourt that trains individuals in app development, front end development, back end development and UI/UX design, and connects them with local and foreign jobs. It has been in existence for a little over one year.