Meet the Entrepreneurs In Our Winter 2023 Milestone Makers Cohort

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is thrilled to have the following entrepreneurs in its Winter 2023 Milestone Makers cohort, all working on companies focused on UN Sustainable Development Goals: Peace and Justice (#16) and Reduced Inequalities (#10).

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 Winter 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 Spring 2023 program are now open.

Willmeisha Hall
Compensate Community / WorldSafe1st Inc.
USA (Miami, FL)

MILESTONE: Developing a financial plan to inform expansion.

Compensate Community provides a financial services platform that distributes resources to communities in need in order to increase public health, public safety and access to social services.

Bobola Odebiyi

MILESTONE:Digital transformation of users’ experience to scale.

CrossKudi is a fee-free transfer platform that uses blockchain technology to save you money and hassle!

Abdulrasaq Amolegbe
USA (DE), South Africa

MILESTONE: Develop go to market strategy to inform expansion

A banking experience for African students, just without the hassle. Dot was built to allow students in Africa to make direct payments, instant transfers, and manage healthy spending habits.

Bijay Baniya

MILESTONE: Execute strategy to double revenue in the new year.

We use our highly scalable reskilling platform to source, train and place displaced American workers (ex-Uber drivers, ex-restaurant workers) to stable allied healthcare jobs (CNA) in less than two months. Making America a healthier place for everyone, one healthcare job at a time.

Doris Nelima

MILESTONE: Design a tailored spin out strategy.

RefuSHE provides the short and long-term support refugee girls need to become emotionally resilient and economically independent. Formerly known as Heshima Kenya, RefuSHE’s programs have grown alongside the young women we serve, ensuring that our organization is always for and by them.

Maya Hardigan
Mae Health Inc.

MILESTONE: Develop and execute channel distribution strategy.

Mae is creating a world where high quality, proactive care is the standard. For everyone. We’re elevating the level of care for Black women through a trusted, digital-first health platform.

Mina Ilkoz
UP School

MILESTONE: Develop global expansion strategy.

UP School is an educational technology initiative set up to kickstart young women’s careers in technology by providing them with the technical and soft skills necessary for success.

Sam Immanuel

MILESTONE: Develop sustainable and scaleable model.

Semicolon addresses the problem of youth unemployment by training software engineers and techpreneurs to enable profitable and inclusive economic growth.

Erica Cole
No Limbits

MILESTONE: Optimize B2B sales channels to inform pathway to profitability.

No Limbits is an adaptive clothing brand with the mission of increasing comfort, confidence, and independence in those who struggle with clothing due to a disability.


Learn more about the Milestone Makers program here.

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