To enhance ease of doing business, the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has offered techpreneurs a N1.8 million worth workspace voucher.
The voucher, which is part of the Lagos Innovate Scheme, provides a year’s worth of basic business needs including quality office space, Internet access and access to multiple office locations on the mainland and island at no cost to the beneficiaries.
Muyideen Dosumu, Co-founder of GatePass and one of the scheme’s beneficiaries said the initiative has given his team a boost and has enhanced networking with other tech start-ups. He said his company being selected by Lagos state was proof of the initiative’s worth and business potential.
Donsumu revealed that is important that more avenues be created for innovators, in order to drive a cohesive, national technology vision. He said “LSETF, among others, is actively bridging the gap between the government and innovators but expanding the scope beyond urban areas will certainly deepen growth”.
He added that “government parastatal would benefit from the community management and data analytics services that technology like GatePass provides. To this end, government can provide sustainable distribution networks for the products and software developers”.
According to Dosunmu, GatePass is a community management app that helps residents automate and improve communication. He revealed that the app provides a platform that increases data for community planning, facilitate cheaper and efficient revenue collection, and fosters effective communication channels between residents and their community leaders.
He said “GatePass aims to build efficient, transparent and well-governed communities by facilitating the engagement, involvement and empowerment of its members. Residents can make complaints through the app and track the status while leaders get notified and are able to address the issue”.