Founder Institute Lagos is excited to welcome over 40 Cohort IV founders into the Lagos Virtual 2021 accelerator program which kicks off in the first week of February.
Over 1017 applications were received into the program and after some painstaking rounds of test 41 founders got selected to take part in the 14-week rigorous company building process.
Since launching in Lagos in 2019, the program has created 44 promising technology companies in the region, such as RentIt, Zowasel, BetaStore, Cast.i.ng and many more.
The Founder Institute Lagos Chapter will once again be led by local startup leaders Adeboye Idowu, CFO, Shap Shap; Chika Nwogu, Founder, WriteMyBusiness; Fasuyi Oluwarotimi, MR, VAS Digimobility Limited; Ifedy Eze, Lead Strategist, Maisematrix Consulting; Omobola Omofaiye, Director, Jump Start Venture Capital; Wande Adalemo, Founder/CEO, Wave5Wireless and the Co-founder, techbuild.africa, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, who doubles as the Regional Director for FI Africa.
Founders in cohort IV stand to benefit the following:
- Receive constant feedback and regular office hours with 50+ Lagos Mentors, investors, and entrepreneurs.
- Make quick progress on their startup journey using a proven, structured process to get traction and funding that has helped alumni build great products and raise over $950M in funding.
- Get fast-tracked to a suite of post-programs, including Funding Lab, to continue getting expert support for years to come.
- Expand their support network to include startup founders, CEOs, and investors from the Founder Institute’s global network of 4,500+ alumni as well as 18,000+ mentors across 200+ cities
According to Regional Director, Founder Institute, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. ‘CFA’, “Founder Institute has a mission to support entrepreneurs across the globe and this we would continue to carry out in Lagos and other chapters across the continent.”
Completing the Founder Institute is tough, the program is challenging, and the expectations are demanding.
Founder Institute Lagos however, wishes these daring founders all the best as they embark on a 14-week rigorous company building process.
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