Jara is used to make bill payments and a user gets rewarded instantly with discount coupon(s) for their transaction to quality brands,resulting to cash savings.While brands innovatively acquire new customers,market to a targeted audience and gain consumer insight,leading to a win-win business model.
I am passionate about using technology to make positive impact on the African continent. Prior to starting Jara I co-founded a company that provided technological solutions for small businesses in Nigeria. I also worked as an IT Analyst for True Design, UK, and Graduate Engineer for Chevron Nigeria.
I am a very passionate serial entrepreneur who has both a BSc and MSc Degree in Electrical Engineering.I have worked in various business sectors before going into entrepreneurship full time.I was selected as one of Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 entrepreneurs in 2015 for the little I have done so far.
Our objective in 2016 was to prove the concept of the idea, and demonstrate it as a viable opportunity. We were able to achieve the following:
- We conducted extensive market research and surveyed more than 1,000 of our target customers to validate the idea.
- Without a product we succeeded in growing our social media following to 15,000, followers (who we call Jara citizens).
-We launched beta version of the app on Android in October 2016.
-With zero marketing, we have grown organically to 1000+ users and have processed $4,000+ in transactions (May 2017).
- We succeeded in signing up 20+ brands including Puma, Uber, Jumia, Spinlet, Filmhouse Cinemas and Dominos Pizza.
- Based on user feedback we are now working on a much more improved version of the app.
- Good PR - Our product has gotten some interests in the media across popular tech blogs locally and International magazines like Forbes have written about the product. We have also been interviewed by popular TV stations.
1)We have been part of an Acceleration here in Nigeria - IDEA hub Nigeria www.idea-nigeria.org.
2)We were one of 16 starts selected to represent Nigeria at GITEX Technology Conference,Global Startups Movement in Dubai.