Founder Institute Nairobi on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, commenced its cohort 1 session with 25 founders, two of which selected from techbuild.africa’s Founder Institute fellowship.
Recall that recently, techbuild.africa announced a scholarship opportunity for entrepreneurs into the next available cohort of the Founder Institute accelerator in Africa.
The two selected founders, Judy Alice and Mageto Washington, would join the other 23 budding entrepreneurs to participate in the eye-opening and extensive 14- weeks virtual class.
The Founder Institute provides high-potential entrepreneurs and teams with the support network and structured growth process needed to get to traction and funding, and build something that matters. Now, more than ever, the world needs entrepreneurs to build the future.
“Opportunities are now flourishing in Nairobi and throughout Kenya. There’s a great ecosystem for entrepreneurs – from crowdfunding platforms to co-working spaces.
The Founder Institute can increase an aspiring technology entrepreneur’s chance of success by providing the necessary skills and mindset – and a link to the Silicon Valley!”
Recall that in August 2020 Founder Institute opened its Kenyan Kenya Startup Accelerator in the country’s capital city, Nairobi.
The experts that have been critical in bringing the Founder Institute to Nairobi include:
Chukwuemeka Fred Agabata Jnr (CFA), Regional Director, Founder Institute; Kitawa Wemo, Executive Director, Mama Ventures; Tessie Omulo, Director of Female Founders, Kenya; Sheila Birgen, CEO The CoRD and Scout Tweedie-Yates, Regional Manager, Founder Institute Europe and Africa,
Since 2009, the Founder Institute has helped over 4,500 Alumni raise over $950M funding, get into seed accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employees to entrepreneurs.
While the Silicon-Valley based program has chapters in over 200 cities worldwide, early-stage entrepreneurs in Nairobi can finally now take advantage of the Founder Institute’s renowned structure, mentor support, and network to build an enduring company.
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