Northern Founders Community

About Us

About Us

Our History

The Northern Founders Community (NFC) stands as a beacon for collaboration and innovation within the Northern Tech Ecosystem. As a pivotal hub, we’re committed to fostering connections, sharing insights, and unlocking opportunities for our members. Through our digital nexus, NFC brings together passionate individuals and entities from across the Northern region, ensuring a collaborative space where innovation flourishes. Every partner, member, and trustee contributes to our vision of a united, thriving Northern tech landscape.

meet our team

Meet Our Board of Trustees

Guided by an esteemed Board of Trustees, NFC benefits from the wealth of experience and expertise these luminaries bring
to the table. These remarkable individuals, each a beacon in their respective arenas, play a crucial
role in shaping the future trajectory of NFC.

Chairman - Founding Partner, TTLabs

Surayyah Ahmad Sani

A stalwart in the tech ecosystem, Surayyah leads TTLabs, aiding founders in Northern Nigeria to develop their MVPs and secure pre-seed opportunities. With a history of successful entrepreneurial ventures, including establishing the AI-focused Ethco in the UK, Surayyah leverages her diverse academic background from institutions like the University of Hertfordshire and Boston University. A passionate advocate for women in tech, she collaborates extensively with agencies globally to further this cause.
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NFC Portfolio Name - CEO, Start-up Kano

Aisha Tofa

Aisha Tofa is the Founder of Startup Kano Ltd; A Technology Incubation Hub/ Coworking Space in Kano, Nigeria. She has 9 years’ experience in the Startup Ecosystem, Brand & Business Development, and technology innovation. She has mentored over 500 startups from different industries in the Ecosystem and has led some of these startups to acquire up to $1,000,000, funding. She has also led her team to design and deliver projects for both international and local partners such as; British council, UK NIG Tech Hub, Google and Facebook, impacting over 50,000 young people.

NFC Portfolio Name - Founding Partner, PennPromise Venture

Aysha Bala Wunti

Guided by an esteemed Board of Trustees, NFC benefits from the wealth of experience and expertise these luminaries bring to the table. These remarkable individuals, each a beacon in their respective arenas, play a crucial role in shaping the future trajectory of NFC.

NFC Portfolio Name - Founding Partner, Startup Campus

Umar Adam Ibrahim, Ph.D

Guided by an esteemed Board of Trustees, NFC benefits from the wealth of experience and expertise these luminaries bring to the table. These remarkable individuals, each a beacon in their respective arenas, play a crucial role in shaping the future trajectory of NFC.

NFC Portfolio Name - Manager, Connect Lab Africa

Fejiro Olokpo

Seasoned Training Consultant, Capacity Builder, Leadership Expert. Has over 15 years of professional training exposure, working with various organizations and agencies. Expertise in strategic planning, capacity building, team building, entrepreneurship development, and training management. Passionate about supporting the growth of small businesses and women-led enterprises.

NFC Portfolio Name - CEO, Blue Sapphire

Maryam Lawan Gwadabe

Maryam Lawan Gwadabe, is the founder of Blue Sapphire Hub, an innovation hub that nurtures talents and fosters innovation. She is a dedicated scholar, a mentor for startups, and an agent of social innovation. She holds degrees from Coventry University and Middlesex University. In 2022, she was distinguished with the prestigious United Nation Association of Nigeria's Outstanding Woman in Tech Award. Notably, she was recognized as one of Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 in 2020. Moreover, Maryam is also a 2021 alumni for International Visitor Leadership Programme in science and technology by US department of state.
Our Board of Trustees embodies the essence of NFC dedication, innovation, and unity. Their collective vision and commitment drive us forward, helping NFC realize its mission of revolutionizing the Northern tech landscape.

Organizational Goals and Objectives

Our goal

The organizational goals of the NFC include strengthening connections, enhancing collaboration, expanding reach, promoting knowledge exchange, supporting entrepreneurship, establishing NFC as a thought leader, fostering sustainability, and evaluating and evolving.

Our approach

Our Mission

The mission of the NFC is to strengthen the Northern Tech Ecosystem by fostering collaboration, promoting knowledge exchange, and supporting entrepreneurship.

Our Vision

The NFC envisions a thriving, interconnected, and innovative Northern Tech Ecosystem, recognized for its collaborative spirit, cutting-edge solutions, and sustainable growth.

Core Values

The core values of the NFC include collaboration, innovation, transparency, inclusivity, and sustainability.

Our numbers that speak

We have numbers that push us to give in our best and make sure that we break our own records. We are happy to be growing and helping more day by day.
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