Meet the Entrepreneurs In Our Spring 2023 Milestone Makers Cohort

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is thrilled to have the following entrepreneurs in its Spring 2023 Milestone Makers cohort, all working on companies focused on UN Sustainable Development Goals: Quality Education (#4) and Good Health & Well-being (#3).

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 Spring 2023 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 Summer 2023 program are now open.



Dennis Addo
Wala Digital Health
Accra, Ghana

MILESTONE: Dial in and develop a customer acquisition strategy and select the best options for a growth and scale playbook.

Wala Digital Health harnesses the power of social networks to increase the supply of blood products and innovative digital solutions for processing, sharing, and delivery to tackle the fatal consequences of blood shortages.​

Bisola Alabi
Heels and Tech
Lagos, Nigeria

MILESTONE:Build a scalable sales pipeline

Heels and Tech trains and advocates for women interested in transitioning into the tech industry.

Adeola Ayoola
Famasi Africa
Lagos, Nigeria

MILESTONE: Develop a scalable B2B strategy to accelerate growth to hit set revenue target.

Famasi is the building the operating system that allows pharmacies deliver last-mile care to patient with chronic illnesses.

Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson
Lagos, Nigeria

MILESTONE: Expand our business model to include partnerships with government and global funders.

Healthtracka is a healthcare company that offers at-home health tests in Nigeria.

Chelsea Elliot
Somocom Lab
USA (Columbus, Ohio)

MILESTONE: Developing a scalable sales process that is scientific and systematic to inform market growth for revenue targets.

Somocom Lab uses a methodology that builds children’s confidence, resilience, and communication skills while supporting adults in creating emotionally safe and healthy environments for kids in their care. ​

Temie Giwa-Tubosun
LifeBank Technology and Logistics Service Limited
Lagos, Nigeria

MILESTONE: Build the foundation for using company data for predictive analysis to scale faster.

LifeBank is designed to not only create infrastructure and support for healthcare systems, but also to provide assistance to the most vulnerable members of our society.

Mohamed Kamara
InovCares Connected Comprehensive Healthcare, LLC
USA (Atlanta, GA)

MILESTONE: Refine pricing strategy in support of market expansion

InovCares is modernizing healthcare for women of color with a network of providers that has expertise in providing culturally competent care, dedication to the patient-provider relationship, and passion for eliminating outcome disparities for women and children.​

Adam LaPrad
Relay Response
USA (New York)

MILESTONE: Discover ICP to inform consumer go-to-market strategy.

Relay Response uses innovative technology to improve cardiac arrest care training and response and save lives.

Ikenna Nzewi
Releaf Africa
Lagos, Nigeria

MILESTONE: Complete customer discovery to expand revenue channels and market

Releaf is using technology to scale Africa’s agricultural sector and make it more rewarding for all stakeholders including farmers, food factories, and consumers.

Folake Owodunni
Emergency Response Africa
Lagos, Nigeria

MILESTONE: Refine ERA’s customer acquisition priorities to drive high growth

Emergency Response Africa is a healthcare technology company that is transforming the way medical emergencies are managed in Africa.​

Chanel Power
Mentor Me Collective
USA (New York)

MILESTONE: Optimize MMC’s marketing mix to unlock new revenue channels.

Mentor Me Collective provides an innovative approach to Career Enablement with Christian Faith Principles, Career Coaching Strategies, and Competitive Technical Training.

Geng Wang
Civic Champs
USA (Bloomington, Indiana)

MILESTONE: Establish a proven hiring, training, and operating playbook for sales and benchmarks of success.

Civic Champs triples the size of nonprofit volunteer programs while reducing administrative work by 85%.


Learn more about the Milestone Makers program here.

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