ARM wins International Innovation Award

Asset and Resource Management Holding Company (ARM) has won the Rising Stars Award at the 7th edition of the prestigious annual Corporate Startup Stars Awards (CSS) held in London for exemplifying best practices in corporate-startup collaboration, encouraging growth, fostering innovation and investment readiness among tech startups in Nigeria and across Africa.

This award was given to ARM in recognition of their impact and contributions to the startup community through the creation of such innovative programs as Labs by ARM, ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator Program, and the Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award. Receiving this award for the second time since 2020, ARM Holdings Co. is proud to be one of only two companies in Africa to be recognized with this international innovation award.

Receiving the award on behalf of ARM, Sadiq Mohamed – Deputy CEO of the group, said, “We are honored to receive this recognition, and we remain committed to driving innovation and helping startups with disruptive ideas in the African FinTech space, make a remarkable impact as they meet needs within the ecosystem. Being acknowledged globally for our work is very humbling, and it motivates us to do more to champion and promote innovation in Nigeria and across Africa. ARM’s programs have helped several startups succeed, and we look forward to assisting more Fintech and PropTech startups in their efforts to make a difference on the continent.”

Left - Right: Candace Johnson, ICC Executive Board Member, Vice Chair of the ICC Policy Commission and Chair of the Corporate Startup Stars Judging Committee and Sadiq Mohammed - Deputy Group CEO of ARM Holding Company.

The Corporate Startup Stars Awards is an international award organized by Mind the Bridge in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and is aimed at recognizing and celebrating trailblazing international companies in the area of corporate-startup support and collaboration.

Speaking at the event this year, the Chairman of Mind the Bridge – Alberto Onetti, said, “open innovation is no longer a black box, it’s fast becoming ubiquitous. Back in 2016, when we first launched the Corporate Startup Stars Awards, the goal was to shed light on a fast-emerging phenomenon. Today, six years later, companies have gathered experience and focus on results. Although the modes of collaboration are in continuous evolution, there are best practices that are arising as well as KPIs for measuring impact.”

In this regard, ARM Holdings Co. is one of a few companies that has demonstrated a commitment to helping startups thrive through financial support, mentorship, and resources such as office space and networking opportunities. Through its long history of innovation and excellence, the company has managed to stay ahead of the curve and build a successful business by leveraging its culture of innovation to simplify processes and impact the quality of people’s lives and society in general.

On the honor of receiving this award, ARM Holdings Co. has pledged its commitment to promoting innovation in the startup community and creating vibrant platforms that enable proper growth potential for young startups.

UEL Centre of Fintech Podcast | A Holistic Approach to running a FinTech in an Emerging Market

Dr. Iwa Salami, Co-Director of the Centre of FinTech speaks to Mr. Ina Alogwu, Group Director, Digital Transformation at Asset & Resource Management Holding Company (ARM HoldCo) on ‘A Holistic Approach to Running a FinTech Business in an Emerging Market’. Mr. Alogwu shares useful insights from his wealth of experience in working with FinTech start-ups and comments on the role of incumbents and regulators in facilitating FinTechs with a view, amongst other things, to facilitate financial inclusion in developing and emerging markets.

This video is a must-watch for FinTech start-ups, incumbent financial services providers, and regulators in emerging markets.


ARM in partnership with TechnoVision (TVC) announces that the 2023 edition of the Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) finalists pitch event will be held virtually on April 14th, 2023.

This notice officially opens up the call for applications for DAAYTA 2023 as ARM seeks the brightest and most innovative start-up business ideas in Nigeria to participate in this edition.

Interested entrepreneurs can apply here

The Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) programme is a youth awards initiative founded in 2015 by ARM in honour of its founding CEO, Deji Alli. The goal of the award is to provide support to young entrepreneurs who have smart and innovative ideas that make a significant positive impact on the lives of the people and communities around them. The initiative is in line with the firm’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with the aim of building a generation of change leaders, working together to build a better future.

DAAYTA 2023 focuses on identifying start-ups with a minimum viable product (MVP) and at least one customer.

The winner of the DAAYTA 2023 will receive funding of ₦12,000,000 (twelve million naira) over a period of one (1) year to; develop their business plan, complete an entrepreneurial education at the Pan Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre in Lagos, Nigeria; and finance a 5-month acceleration support to develop their venture via a reputable entrepreneurial hub also in Lagos.

The DAAYTA Award which is in its fifth edition following a successful pilot edition in 2015 is coordinated by TechnoVision Communications LLC.

About ARM

Established in 1994 as an asset management firm, Asset & Resource Management Holding Company Limited (ARM) has evolved into one of Nigeria’s most innovative and respected non-bank financial institutions focusing on Traditional Asset Management and Specialized Funds.

ARM is a leading investment management firm that provides a diverse range of asset management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, foundations and charities, high net-worth individuals, and small savers. See for more details.

About TechnoVision

TechnoVision is the brand name for TechnoVision Communications Limited, a technology services company that advises clients on technology-led transformation and early-stage entrepreneurship in Africa. See for more details.