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Afropreneur & Partner
Loftyinc Afropreneur Fund LLC
Popularly referred to as the ‘Afropreneur’ – a word he coined to describe the bright, independent and tech savvy entrepreneurs using creative thinking and the power of innovation to take over Africa’s economic destiny, Idris Ayodeji Bello is a Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited, Investment Principal at Loftyinc Afropreneur Fund, and co-founder of The Wennovation Hub, an innovation platform based in Nigeria, that has successfully accelerated the launch of over a dozen start-ups in healthcare, education and e-commerce, creating jobs and raising seed funds locally and internationally.
Listed among CNN’s Top Ten African Technology Voices, Idris holds advanced degrees in computer science, business administration, and global health from the University of Houston, Rice University, and the University of Oxford, UK respectively. He also holds a First Class Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
As a leader, Idris has mentored and catalyzed scores of contributors across the growing African landscape and is an angel investor and advisor to several African startups including Andela, Flutterwave, Kangpe, among others. He has also worked or consulted for global organizations including Procter & Gamble, Chevron USA, Exxonmobil USA, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Nigeria Primary Health Care Development Agency among others.