A Nigerian female founded technology company, has won the Innovating Justice Award for the SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge for Eastern and Western Africa. A challenge which was organised by The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL). The challenge, which was held over several stages, saw over 200 African innovators apply; however, DIYlaw emerged as the ultimate winner. DIYlaw is made up of Bola Olonisakin, Funkola Odeleye and Odunoluwa Longe.


Whilst highlighting the challenges of the Nigerian entrepreneur, during her pitch at the Innovating Justice Forum, Odunoluwa Longe stated that: “DIYLaw is making legal one less challenge to grapple with.” She further emphasised that: “Our value propositions are transparency, simplicity and affordability.”

DIYlaw is one of the newest startups to join the growing sector of justice entrepreneurs emerging globally. The startup seeks to be at the forefront of this emerging entrepreneur sector in Africa. In addition to the cash prize of USD40,000 won by DIYlaw, they also gets tech acceleration support, access to funding / financing, networking and expert advice from HiiL. DIYlaw, is a legal technologies company that uses technology to create access to legal services across Africa beginning with Nigeria. Other products to be launched in the coming months include a portal for legal documents, a resource platform and a directory/lead generation platform for lawyers. DIYlaw.ng seeks to be a one-stop hub for all things legal.

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