The past few weeks have seen founders, take part in various class sessions, of the Lagos Founder Institute.
From Founders, getting to meet the Directors of Founder Institute and Mentors, while having an overview of what the Founder Institute is all about, to participating in pre-pitch sessions, to the actual pitch and classes on concepts that define the pathway, for a start-up entrepreneur, such as revenue model, unique selling point, branding & design, guerrilla marketing, as well as, going to the market, have all combined, to make the classes interesting and worthwhile.
Running in its Eight week, another round of pitch session, took place on Friday, August 30, 2019 at the premises of GoDoHub, GRA, Ikeja. Founders demonstrated the viability of their start-ups to the panelists, made up of Founder Institute Mentors.
The Founders were divided into two groups, for a 5-minute pitch, each, with a 10-minute progress review, on the viability of their start-ups, by the Founder Institute Mentors.
The two groups ran concurrently. The panel session consisted of David Adeboye, Portfolio Manager, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Ife Olatunji, Founder, Metamorph, Aimuan Ogboghodor, Co-founder, Space Guerilla, and Olamide Afolabi, Co-founder, Sanwo Touch2Pay Technology Services Limited.
Group 2 comprised of Ehi Braimah, Chairman/CEO, Neomeadia and marketing, Kelechi Nwosu, Managing Director, TBWA/CONCEPT, Ibrahim Salau, CEO, Environmental Accord, Victor Adewusi, Chief Data Officer, Stanbic IBTC and Ommo Clark, Founder, Ibez.
Founders who, once, again did not meet up to the expected score, got dropped from the cohort during the pitch session. However, they were advised to re-enroll for the next cohort that will be starting very soon.
You can check out the eighth and ninth sessions of the Lagos Founder Institute first cohort in case you missed them.