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Folorunso Aliu

Folorunso Aliu

CEO at Telnet Nigeria Limited
Lagos, Nigeria

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.
Accepting requests from:

One meeting per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.


My name is Folorunso Aliu. I have been in the tech space for over two decades . I worked on some of the earliest pioneering ICT infrastructural build in Nigeria working with one of the leading ICT pioneer companies in Nigeria. Over the years, I have been involved in mentoring and advising young tech entrepreneurs to help avoid some of the predictable pitfalls so they can focus on the core of their business and growth.

I am on the board of one of Nigeria’s fintech Unicorns and an accelerator in Northern Nigeria. In addition, I have written a book to help young entrepreneurs and other young Nigerians. I am a firm believer in the creative abilities of young entrepreneurs as a way to build a nation sustainably. I therefore seek opportunities to mentor the next generation of nation builders through tech entrepreneurship.

Mentor type

Spoken languages


Geographic focus

Mentorship motivation

  • I am looking for new investments
  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to make new connections for myself and/or the organization I represent
  • I want to scout for new opportunities in engaging as an advisor or for a board seat

I mentor because I believe in the power of creativity in young people to make a difference and create the future I wish to live in – enlightened self-interest.