Kola Aina, is an entrepreneur, creative, and angel investor. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Emerging Platforms Ltd, a multi-sector technology solutions provider. More recently, he co-founded Ventures Platform, Ventures Platform Foundation and Ventures Park.
Ventures Platform is an Africa focused and Abuja based startup accelerator, which offers a 16-week program, providing advisory, mentorship, back office support, seed-funding and need based residency to selected startups.
Other tech ecosystem interventions, research and social impact initiatives are deployed and sponsored through the Ventures Platform Foundation in conjunction with her local and international partners.
Whereas, Ventures Park is focused on providing an ideal community and infrastructure for entrepreneurs, professionals and freelancers through co-working / co-living campuses.
Prior to focusing on venture building, Kola worked in corporate finance, administration, corporate turn-around and strategy, having started off as a financial analyst with Fifth-Third Bank, after his MBA and initial training as an Electrical Engineer in the United States.
Kola enjoys mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs, loves collaboration and is passionate about driving innovation, and supporting new business models. Kola currently sits on the Presidential Committee on Job Creation, and speaks publicly as time permits.