Meet the Entrepreneurs In Our Summer 2023 Milestone Makers Cohort

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is thrilled to have the following entrepreneurs in its Summer 2023 Milestone Makers cohort. This all-women cohort has entrepreneurs all working on companies focused on UN Sustainable Development Goals. This cohort is generously supported by BMO, which is committed to providing support to help women entrepreneurs grow and thrive.

Milestone Makers is the Center’s flagship program, providing individualized mentorship and executive coaching and access to the Center’s vast network of industry experts to help each founder with his or her milestone. Entrepreneurs in the Summer 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.



Funmi Adewara, Mobihealth

Funmi Adewara
Mobihealth International
Lagos, Nigeria

MILESTONE: Build a scalable sales pipeline

Mobihealth is a multi-award-winning digital health company leveraging technology to democratize access to healthcare for developing countries. Mobihealth’s integrated telehealth platform provides 24/7 access to medical care from the comfort of a patient’s phone, computers, and walk-in clinics with solar and AI-powered remote diagnostic tools- reducing the time to diagnosis and treatment by more than 70%, healthcare costs, and disease burden. Mobihealth is helping to address the critical medical manpower shortages across the continent.

Gisela Sanchez
Nutrivida Social Business
Lagunilla, Heredia, Costa Rica
Food & Beverage

MILESTONE:Develop a “Go to Market” strategy for a new product: a complete and balanced nutritional supplement

Nutrivida produces and sells highly nutritious and tasty food because we strongly believe the two most important things a human needs to live a happy life are: food and love.

Irina Fedorenko
Flying Forests
Reno, Nevada, USA
Ecosystem Restoration

MILESTONE: Create a fundraising strategy to grow more trees

Flying Forests was created to develop ecosystem restoration drone technology and a global distribution network that equips and empowers local communities to become long-term environmental stewards. This Power of Local ensures that our solution is inclusive with fair revenue sharing throughout the value chain.

Jennifer “Jaki” Johnson
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

MILESTONE: Develop our go-to-market strategy to inform us of our product-market fit

WellMiss is a trauma-informed digital health clinic that specializes in providing holistic and integrative trauma care for women. Care is delivered through personalized care teams, shared group medical appointments, and community support.

Kelly Barnett
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Care Economy

MILESTONE: Develop a Go-to-Market strategy to inform product market fit

SoloSpouse is a SaaS-based navigational tool designed to lead solospouses beyond the “death of a relationship” experience towards reclaiming, rebuilding, and living a prosperous and fulfilling life following the loss of a partner due to death, cognitive decline, and or Alzheimer’s disease.

SoloSpouse is a hybrid of physical therapy for the soul and widowhood for dummies.

Marianna Sachse
Washington, DC, USA
Retail, Recycling, Circular Economy

MILESTONE: Build a growth strategy to inform scale pathways

At Jackalo we make long-lasting, comfortable, and sustainable clothes for active kids. We then buy them back when outgrown to be renewed and resold, or responsibly recycled.

Murielle Tiambo
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

MILESTONE: Refine sales strategy to grow customer base

KimboCare is a digital health company that ensures the traceability of medical services delivered through verified healthcare providers.​ Our platform empowers immigrants and organizations to fund access to quality care globally, starting with Africa.

Olufunto Boroffice
Chanji Datti
Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
Waste Management, Recycling, Circular Economy

MILESTONE: Develop a scalable export (market and product) strategy to accelerate growth to help increase revenue

At Chanja Datti our core value is our ability to provide an organized system for extracting recyclable materials from all over Northern Nigeria. We collect waste plastic and other recyclables like aluminum cans, papers, and hard plastic and transform them into commercially viable products (pellets, flakes, or bales), which are then supplied to off-takers/recyclers for use.

Rachael Brady
The Analytical Moose
Igo, California, USA
Public Safety

MILESTONE: Develop a Social Media Strategy to expand internationally

Provide accurate, timely, and authoritative fire notifications to the public.

Shriya Gupta
Daily Blends
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Artificial Intelligence

MILESTONE: Build a marketing strategy for Daily Blends

Daily Blends has AI-powered vending machines offering fresh and healthy grab-and-go meals. Our unique AI-focused approach generates multi-level insights enabling us to heavily optimize our supply chain and offer highly customized user experiences while optimizing for a zero-waste model.

Solape Akinpelu
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

MILESTONE: Build a scalable sales strategy for HerVest

HerVest is an inclusive fintech platform for African women, lifting participation for financially undeserved or excluded by giving them greater access to financial services such as savings, impact investment, and credit, especially for smallholder women farmers and rural low-income business women.



This cohort is generously supported by BMO, which is committed to providing support to help women entrepreneurs grow and thrive.



Learn more about the Milestone Makers program here.

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