Bola Lawal

Co-Founder and CEO, ScholarX

Bola Lawal

Speaker Bio


Bola Lawal is an impact Entrepreneur. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ScholarX, a social impact EdTech company that helps African Youths access quality formal and informal education. ScholarX launched a new learning app called LearnAm, it is an audio-visual platform that provides digital, vocational and personal improvement skills content in localized languages. Since its launch in 2016, ScholarX has stayed true to its mission to put African youths on a better life path through access to quality Education and its contributions to this sector has been widely recognized. In 2017, it was nominated by AppsAfrica as the Best App in West Africa, it received an award for innovation and impact at the African Diaspora Investment Symposium in Silicon Valley, it was selected to join Injini’s second Edtech incubator in Cape Town, South Africa and was also one of five global startups chosen to participate in Qatar foundation’s WISE Accelerator. In 2020, ScholarX was listed on the “Top 50 EdTech in Africa” where it was one of the only two companies recognized in the Education Financing category.



Bola is passionate about solving access to education problems and his passion for human capital development is being expressed through his work at ScholarX. He is a 2018 African Changemakers Fellow and has been featured as a Speaker at several events across Europe, Africa, and the United States. He was a Mentor at the Lagos Innovates Idea Hub Program Cohort 2 where he mentored in business model, GTM strategy, partnerships and accessing undiluted funding. He was recognized as one of the most influential Nigerians in Tech by YNaija in 2021. He is one of the eight people nominated in the EduTech Sector.