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Start-up founders in West Africa 2010-2019, by institution of first degree

The three most frequent universities for postgraduate studies attended by start-up founders in West Africa are located in Nigeria. Between 2010 and 2019, the Obafemi Awolowo University, where 12 creators achieved their first degree, was the most common institution among start-up founders in the Western region of the continent. Covenant University and the University of Lagos, both situated in Southwest Nigeria, ranked second and third, respectively.

Start-up founders in West Africa between 2010 and 2019, by institution of first degree

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Techpoint Africa
Release date

September 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Refers to start-ups founded in the West African region with at least one West African co-founder, and that has raised a million dollars cumulatively between 2010 and 2019

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