Publiseer, Nigeria’s digital content distribution company, recently, announced that it has been accepted in Stage 1 of the IdeaGist virtual incubation program. Since 2014, IdeaGist is a program looking for early-stage startups that have the power to change the world. Founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Bir Ventures CEO Hassan Syed, Azeem Amir, Rahul Ranjan, Shahnawaz Khan and Vikas Gupta, IdeaGist is currently supporting over 2,000 startups from more than 300 communities from all over the world.
The venture capital firm and early-stage startup incubator is for individuals with startups that make a difference, solves a problem, and helps people improve their lives and the lives of others. It doesn’t matter if the startup provides social benefits or commercial gains, as long as the startup is making a difference in its society. Publiseer and other accepted startups will get help, guidance, resources, facilities and connections when they get to the final stage of the program.
IdeaGist targets startup companies with innovative ideas, by providing the necessary tools, opportunities and expertise to help make their mission become a reality. “Our idea is simple, we need new tools to work in the knowledge-based economy,” says Hassan Syed, IdeaGist CEO. “The team at IdeaGist believes that every idea deserves a chance to become a reality and everyone deserves an opportunity to pursue their dreams, which is why we created IdeaGist.” Hassan likens the IdeaGist Global Community Network to Silicon Valley without borders.
Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Publiseer is one of the largest independent digital content distributors in Africa, helping young and budding African writers and musicians become gainfully-employed and professional authors and recording artists. Publiseer is a member of SensXFellowship, Foundi.ng, E-57, and the International Publishing Distribution Association.