The Lagos chapter of the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator is pleased to announce that the cohort VI session applications are officially open.
FI currently has chapters in Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria. FI’s goal is to empower and grow a community of talented and inspired people around the world to create impactful, technology-enabled businesses.
Since its inception in Lagos in 2019, the program has helped launch over 70 successful startup businesses in Nigeria, including RentIt, Scrapays, 9jakids, loystar, betastore, Akowe, Bellafricana, and many others.
The program is tough but impactful, which is why only high-potential founders graduate each session.
The program receives over a thousand applications per Cohort. Just about 300 founders are accepted at the end of the application process.
The Founder Institute Lagos is led by brilliant directors and local startup leaders experienced in helping startup founders create sustainable startup businesses.
They are Ifedy Eze, Lead Strategist, Maisematrix Consulting; Chika Nwogu, Founder, WriteMyBusiness; Fasuyi Oluwarotimi, CEO, VAS Digimobility Limited; Omobola Omofaiye, Chief Commercial Officer, Arnergy; Ayowande Adalemo, Founder/CEO, Wave5Wireless; Adeola Kayode, Head of Strategy, Ogilvy Nigeria Africa and the Co-founder of techbuild.africa, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata.
Cohort VI session of the Founder Institute Lagos will be Virtual. The pre-seed accelerator program starts in February 2022, allowing aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs to enjoy the following benefits:
Receive consistent reviews and office hours from more than 200 mentors, investors, and entrepreneurs from all over the world who are dedicated to helping founders reach their full potential.
Make rapid progress on their entrepreneurial path by following a tested and proven, structured growth process to traction and funding, which has helped alumni create great products and raised more than $1,000,000 million in funding.
Get a head start on various post-program benefits, like Funding Lab, to ensure you get expert help for years to come.
Expand their support network to include startup creators, CEOs, and investors from the Founder Institute’s global network of 4,500+ alumni and 18,000+ mentors in more than 200 cities.
Here are some comments from mentors and alumni of the Founder Institute Lagos on the nature of the program:
Steve Dakayi, (Founder, Betastore), an Alumnus of FI Lagos, says “FI is what you need to bring your chances to success from 10% to 70%, build a strong business and a strong network of fellow founders and extraordinary mentors. you just have to do it!”
Jean Marc-Ricca, (MD, BASF West Africa) An FI Lagos Mentor, says “Don’t talk about entrepreneurs.. talk to them @FI . FI will let you see how far you can go by yourself”.
Apply here to be a part of Cohort VI of the Lagos program.
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