Oluwadamilare Aduroja

Oluwadamilare Aduroja

Maple PayExchange Inc

Oluwadamilare (Dami) Aduroja is a pioneering entrepreneur and the visionary CEO of Maple PayExchange Inc., a trailblazing Money Service Business specializing in currency exchange. Born out of necessity and driven by passion, Dami founded Maple PayExchange in January 2019, just before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a Black woman and an immigrant herself, she personally experienced the challenges of sending money back home to her loved ones. The exorbitant fees and foreign exchange depreciation further fueled her determination to create an innovative solution.

Maple PayExchange Inc. was established with the primary goal of empowering newcomers and immigrants by providing a secure, affordable, and seamless platform for remitting funds and accessing foreign exchange services without incurring excessive transactional costs. Dami's unwavering commitment to transparency, efficiency, and customer satisfaction has propelled her company to new heights in the fintech industry.

Under Dami's astute leadership, Maple PayExchange has become a trusted name for currency exchange, helping countless individuals stay connected to their families and communities across borders. Her unique perspective as an immigrant has allowed her to build a company that not only addresses the financial needs of her customers but also fosters a sense of belonging and support.

To learn more about Maple PayExchange Inc. and how Dami's innovative solutions can help you, visit www.mpexchange.ca

As a top-24 semi-finalist who will get to pitch, what does this opportunity mean to you?

This has been an incredible opportunity to learn from the industry's best. I have been exposed to entrepreneurship training and coaching I would not have received otherwise. Pitching my business means projecting my business's potential before judges and the world with a chance to receive feedback on our growth journey. In addition, we will be able to pay business banking fees through Apaylo for a couple of months. Complete the building and development of MPE’s mobile application. Leverage and network with influencers on Instagram for marketing and promotion. Leverage relationship with other Money Service Businesses to ensure availability of currencies.

What has been a highlight for you in participating in the Rise Up Pitch Competition?

The exposure to all the coaches, the opportunity to learn from them and the hope that has been reignited in me that my dream is valid, it's so great to know someone believes in my dream. In addition, the challenge this has been to dig deep within to bring forth those gems needed to upscale Maple PayExchange Inc.