Eyo Bassey is the MD and CEO of PayPorte, an online retail store in Nigeria that boasts of a 48-hour delivery time frame. A graduate of Pure and Applied Physics from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), his career started with a company called Socket Works Global, after which he step up his own business Rom-flex Networks Limited, an IT Company that does both IT infrastructure and software development and has given birth to a couple of other companies one of which is PayPorte.
Necessity they say is the mother of invention. The passing of a dad at age 11 is certainly a monumental loss. His entrepreneurial instincts quickly kicked in being the eldest of 5 kids and a dad that was an entrepreneur. These challenges brought out the grit in Eyo.
PayPorte started as an ecommerce site helping other people develop their skills. The PayPorte e-commerce site partnered with different local businesses by giving them a platform to sell their goods to a larger audience, providing global access to consumer markets. PayPorte has however transitioned into an online retail store. As an entrepreneur that never takes no for an answer and always looking to raise the bar, PayPorte has further introduced the hybrid model which marries both the online and offline retail store. Inspite of the challenges faced like access to finance, high cost of marketing and just the basic issues businesses face in Nigeria, this super player is going all heads in. With a mentor like Larry page and business models like Amazon and Alibaba to look up to, PayPorte is set to take centre stage in the ecommerce world.
Mr. Eyo Bassey is truly an inspiration. He does not only run his own business but also helps others.
He can be described as one of Nigeria’s top IT specialist and promising businessman. Currently, his company’s outlets can be found in Lagos, with Abuja coming soon. But this success became possible only due to great efforts, persistence and the never say die spirit. So if you have any dream – make it work by working hard for it. He is an alumnus of the prestigious MIT and a London Business School graduate.
Payporte being the lead sponsor of Big Brother Naija has brought a level of awareness to e-commerce in the country. Mr Eyo Bassey is truly an Inspiration. A man to watch out for. He is our Visionary Man Crush.
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