StartPreneurs is a Nigerian accelerator and seed fund ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas.
Application Deadline: 31st July 2017
Eligible Countries: Nigeria
To Be Taken At (Country): Nigeria
About the Award: The acceleration provides access to foreign markets, media publicity, strategic partnerships. The programme ends with a pitch day where start-ups pitch to a room-full of investors.
This year, Startpreneurs’ core focus is on businesses that are utilising emerging and frontier technologies to help Nigeria bridge the technology divide She faces as a fast developing nation. These technologies include Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Space and Satellite Technologies, Virtual Reality(VR), Augmented Reality(AR), Big Data, Blockchain and other emerging technologies. Start-ups who are not utilising any of these technologies can also apply. Start-ups can also apply from any sector including Fashion, Agriculture, Transport, Entertainment,Fin-tech,governance etc.
The Startpreneurs’ mission is to speed up all entrepreneurial development through a combination of financial support and hands-on guidance. Our strategic focus is on lean start-up practices, customer acquisition channels, and a great end-user experience.
Our ecosystem with a strategic partnership with 500 startups which is a Silicon Valley based Accelerator program, and other Silicon Valley based Accelerators will allow our portfolio startups to have access to investors, international markets, opportunities to connect with potential customers, experienced mentors, networking opportunities with experts, free co–working space, daily interactions with the management team to review progress and provide business advice.
We have a broader approach than a specific sector approach, purely because we are in a developing economy that requires the support of entrepreneurs in various sectors. We want to take Nigerian entrepreneurs and position them to becoming globally recognized brands by exposure to international business metrics. We want to inspire, incubate, build and promote entrepreneurship in Nigeria. We create a culture in FCT, Abuja which inspires entrepreneurs and investors who are curious, always open to new ideas, love ambiguity, work with integrity, problem solvers, able to visualize and most importantly are great innovative thinkers.
Eligibility: Applications are invited from businesses that are utilising emerging and frontier technologies to help Nigeria bridge the technology divide She faces as a fast developing nation.
Number of Awards: Not specified
How to Apply: Click here to apply
Award Providers: Startpreneurs Limited