Startpreneurs has opened applications for its 2017 Acceleration Programme. The accelerator is a 12-week programme that enables start-ups refine their business model, strengthen their team and raise investment.
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.
Startpreneurs is a technology start-up accelerator. Based in the Federal Capital Territory, it is Abuja’s first seed fund and start-up accelerator ecosystem that houses the most innovative Nigerian entrepreneurs. Startpreneurs allows entrepreneurs with innovative ideas in different sectors in Nigeria to incubate and raise investment from various sources of finance. In just over one year, our start-ups have raised over $300,000 in investments.
Application opens 24th June 2017 and ends on 31st July 2017.