Developing African Local Startup Ecosystems

Ogunranti Adebayo Moses
4 min readAug 23, 2021

Attracting infrastructure financing for the construction of Wakanda in Africa will need more than just words; it will necessitate a significant amount of strategic effort and ingenuity.This is one very long reading, I found it in my draft and I believe it will be worth reading. I will edit it along the way.

photo credit to Raashid ahamed

Huge stories and essays have been written about how to build a utopia in Africa, complete with studies.

But, in addition to a utopian community, I’d like to argue that the popular concept of Wakanda is also a viable option.

By this, I mean that if a utopian community isn’t feasible, we could always have Wakanda.

Wakanda would then be defined as a condition of constant industrial and economic development in the people’s way of life, fueled by tremendous discoveries and breakthroughs.

Wakanda’s brief history:

Wakanda (/wknd, -kn-/) is a fictitious African kingdom featured in Marvel Comics’ American comic books.[2] It’s in Sub-Saharan Africa, and it’s the home of Black Panther, the superhero.

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby invented Wakanda, which originally appeared in Fantastic Four #52 in July 1966.

(Refer to Wikipedia for more information on anything mentioned here.)
So, if you’re in Wakanda, here are a few things to look out for: Smart cities, smart technology, super applications, hyper-speed trains, Elon Musk’s vertical landing spaceship systems, and a slew of other cutting-edge innovations are all on the horizon. But it isn’t what I’m talking about today.

Creating startup ecosystems in African cities will enable us to usher in a period of great innovation and the development of value-added products.
These goods would be solutions to difficulties that individuals in many places throughout the world encounter on a daily basis.

This will lead to a discussion about the significance of developing global products.

Developing ecosystems that will support this degree of technical growth will be of enormous advantage to us Africans because it will assist us in combating the issue of a lack of employment possibilities, setting the stage for a future in which everyone is gainfully employed.

This complete post will detail my practical viewpoints, which are based on my never-ending quest for knowledge and brilliant ideas, as well as my ongoing efforts to collaborate with others in the development of viable startup ecosystems in cities across Africa.

For the record, I am now and routinely collaborating with others to grow the Startup Ecosystem in my hometown.

This is something I’m doing in order to assist the young people community in developing items that will define their progress, create value, and assist in the establishment of profitable ventures. I’ve been on this adventure for five years and give it my all every day.

So I’m going to write down my views in the hopes that someone would come across them and be motivated enough to make a significant shift in their own cities.

Steps to establishing a local startup community:

Number one: Double-check that no one else in your city has already started the movement. Look around, ask questions, and chat to people to learn about the state of startup ecosystems in your area.

Don’t assume that no one else is doing what you’re doing. It’s best to discover folks in your town who are already working on establishing startup ecosystems.

Look for established startup networks in your city, such as Startup Grind, Founders’ Square, and others. All of these communities are critical to the process.

Later, we’ll go over the three components of a successful startup ecosystem. But don’t worry if you can’t discover anyone or communities; this show will put the majority of the job in your and your team’s hands.

Number 2: Have faith in your city and feel strongly enough that you do not need to leave it to be part of a great startup ecosystem.

Knowing exactly what you want to achieve and believing in it until you are ready to start the job is one of the most important ingredients for success.
Creating an ecosystem in your community not only benefits you but also benefits all the people who live in such communities, contrary to popular belief.

This is because everyone will be able to learn how to create value-driven products and services at that point.

And it will only be a matter of time before your town, like Singapore’s, has over ten unicorns (billion-dollar firms), a plethora of community programs, 3000 startups, and so on.

In my future piece, I’ll continue this debate. Also, keep an eye out for my upcoming articles.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.



Ogunranti Adebayo Moses

I’m Moses. And I admire people and communities. Aside from the everyday startup development, writing is how I help more people.