Kola Aina founded Ventures Platform in 2016. The Abuja, Nigeria based accelerator empowers young entrepreneurs on their journeys to the market. Kola, a Nigerian entrepreneur and investor is constantly on the lookout for interesting ideas and entrepreneurs.

In addition, Kola co-founded Emerging Platforms, a leading Nigerian enterprise software company. Kola’s passion and professional goal is to build technology solutions that improve processes in Africa.

Kola is a member of the presidential committee on job creation and youth employment. He also mentors at the World Bank XL Africa program. Kola is passionate about creating value through entrepreneurship and says, “There is nothing our ecosystem needs more of than high quality founders.”

Kola completed an Executive Education program from Harvard Business School in 2016. He also completed a diploma from Lagos Business School in 2010. In 2005, Kola earned an MBA from Bowling Green State University. Kola earned a bachelor’s degree from Savannah State University.