Haaris Sa'ad

  • HDSG StartUp HUB (A member of HDSG BusinessGROUP), Founder / CEO
  • Yola
  • Professional Training & Coaching

About Me

My names are Haaris D. Sa'ad, Co-founder/CEO of an ambitious startup in the Entrepreneurship ecosystem in Nigeria called HDSG BusinessGROUP, made up of nine strategic business units. I'm an Accountant by training, SME consultant, a Digital Ecosystem Master and Content creator, but most importantly, an ENTREPRENEUR. I also serve on the board of several non-profits, and a founding board member of an NGO in Yola called the Community Initiative for Socio-Economic Empowerment - CISEE) At age six, I rented out my kids' bicycle to my peers for less than a cent, way back in North-East Nigeria. I made about a dollar in total on that day. This changed my life completely. I live by three principles - Learn, Do, Teach...! That's why I'm interested in Startup Grind. My goal is to disrupt the 'Status Quo' in the North East of Nigeria from a civil servant based society to a vibrant community of startup entrepreneurs, with a mission to nurture 1000 startups over the next 10 years, from 2020 - 2030.