Meet the Entrepreneurs In Our Fall 2021 Milestone Makers Cohort

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is thrilled to have the following entrepreneurs in its Fall 2021 Milestone Makers cohort, all focused on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals #8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Milestone Makers is the Center’s flagship program, providing individualized mentorship and executive coaching, as well as access to the Center’s vast network of industry experts to help each founder with his or her milestone. Entrepreneurs in the Fall 2021 were hand selected after a competitive application process, and all hope to improve the lives of and support communities across the globe.

Find out more about the Milestone Makers program here. Applications are open for the Winter 2021 program until November 15th at 11:59pm PT.




Alero Thompson
Blue Sands Academy

Blue Sands Academy is an educational technology institution that is enhancing the digital knowledge of girls and introducing them to tech competitions. We train girls in Coding (Computer Programming), UI/UX Design, Photography, Videography, Graphics Design and further guide them through a career path in tech. We do this so that we can have more female representation in the tech sector. Our vision is to provide life changing opportunities for females where every girl child will have the confidence and fulfillment they need to live a fulfilling life. This is why we take proactive steps to ignite the interest in tech in high school girls and guide them to enroll for tech related courses in their university levels. We also give a laptop to that one girl child who excel during our training.

Alex Harris

Adadot helps managers improve team performance and wellbeing by analysing productivity and collaboration data.

Over 67% of employees are struggling at work (source: Microsoft, 2021). 80% of managers spend up to 2 hours a day combining data sources trying to understand if their team is doing well or struggling.

Adadot combines over 100 passive signals from collaboration and productivity tools like Slack, Jira and Gitlab with active feedback data from the Adadot platform to give each manager a clear view of their team’s wellbeing as well as recommendations on what to improve.

The core team has backgrounds from Oxford and Imperial and advisors / investors include the ex CEO of Microsoft DE and Charles Songhurst.

Alexis Valin Mederos
Uruguay & Argentina

We empower people to find a fulfilling work in tech by bringing transparency to the process of finding a new job in a great company. To do that, we have a matching app that connects digital talents with the best companies, through an easy and interactive way.

Andreea Spaima

evolvT is the first ecosystem of tools that enables couriers to gain a competitive advantage through efficient sustainability while putting them in contact with e-stores. The company is on a growth journey, focused on improving the work conditions of parcel distributors, with a strong emphasis on the social movement of the segment, the need to eliminate CO2 emissions from last-mile operations, and the consumers’ request for more sustainability.

Ashima Sharma
United States

Dreami was started to solve a problem our founder faced in her career: lack of access to mentors. Dreami powers equitable mentorship for organizations through a delightfully scalable platform. We believe in the limitless power of mentorship, so we’ve built an end-to-end solution to launch, maintain, track and scale high-quality mentorship programs. Our technology handles the logistics of onboarding, mentor training, matching and customer support, relieving organizations of hundreds of hours of effort.

Charles Radclyffe

We are an ESG data provider focused on digital responsibility. We collect data on organisations’ response to environmental sustainability and social justice through it’s corporate governance relating to digital innovation, technology and operations.

Chris Asman
Studium, Inc.
United States

Founded in 2020, Studium helps students discover their lifelong passions by connecting them with meaningful opportunities for personal growth in their communities.

Jeph Acheampong
Blossom Academy
Ghana & Nigeria

Blossom Academy is working to close the Africa tech skills gap through data science bootcamps and dedicated careers support.

Martin Borchardt

HENRY trains software developers for free in LATAM and helps them find a job remotely in exchange for a share of their future income. In a region with 8 out of 10 most unequal countries in the world, HENRY is providing access to high-quality education to everyone. On average their graduates make 4x more income after their program generating a huge social & economic impact in their lives.

Oluwatosin Olaseinde

Ladda is a one stop investment platform that enables retail investors build wealth in the long term.

Tililayo Taiwo
Nigeria, Kenya, UK, USA

TERAWORK is a one-stop freelance marketplace connecting businesses with talented professionals because we care about both getting value for their money and time.

Businesses have access to on-demand, transparent and quality freelancing services in software development, legal, accounting, social media, writing etc. to grow.

We do not just connect businesses with professionals, but further leverage technology to handle our processes of service delivery to guarantee quality or money back.

Our primary targets are startups and businesses in Africa and beyond.

Since its launch, TERAWORK has worked with several businesses and has successfully assisted over 2,000 talented Africa youths to overcome their unemployment challenges by successfully connecting them with both local and global job opportunities.

Find out more about the Milestone Makers program here.  Do you have a unique perspective in your industry or field that you would like to share as a mentor? Apply to be a mentor for the Milestone Makers at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center and pay it forward by emailing 

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