Dotun Olowoporoku

Starta Advisory

Dotun is the Managing Partner at Starta, a platform that makes it easier to build, discover and track high growth businesses in Africa. He is the founder of Yhello Technologies (previously meals.co.uk) an on-demand food delivery platform in the UK.

He was responsible for investing in early stage startups in Africa via Potential.VC, a UK-based angel syndicate fund. He was the recipient of 2014 Southwest England Breakthrough Business Prize, and has been identified as one of the 42 under 42 most influential business person in Southwest England.

Dotun has a PhD in environmental management and worked as a Post-doc Research Fellow, but found it more interesting to be a startup pirate than join the academic navy.

My Sessions

Leveraging tech in politics and governance


Elections are basically the major way people exercise their influence in governance. The digital age has evolved quickly and democracy has been widely embraced in this new space, which is why we should be asking the question: How can we leverage tech in politics and governance? This roundtable with Tonye Cole, Fela Durotoye, Yemi Adamolekun […]


Growth marketing: How to drive growth with limited budget


Businesses are constantly looking for creative ways shake up the status quo. But the primary concern remains to figure out the most effective way (cost and result wise) of growing the businesses. Essentially, you are always on the lookout to drive growth and reach new markets. How do you market your business knowing that it […]