Founder Institute, World’s Largest Startup Accelerator, Testing Launch in Lagos

by | Jul 10, 2015

The Founder Institute, the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, has announced today that it is exploring a new semester launch in Lagos this year.

The Founder Institute is a part-time, four-month program where promising entrepreneurs can “learn by doing” and launch a company through structured training courses and expert feedback from business mentors.

You are not required to quit your day job to participate, so you can begin building a business around your ideas without putting your livelihood at risk.

The launch is tentative as it is a test launch but If you’d like to help bring a semester to Lagos, then fill out an Interest Form.


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According to a release on the company’s site, if enough people complete this form by the Launch Deadline (2015-08-16), then the Founder Institute will formally launch a 2015 program.

Leading the Founder Institute’s efforts in Lagos are Dayo Adefila (Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Hotsauce Ltd); Joseph Iruafemi (Business/Lead Developer, Websphere Solutions); and Olusegun Olukoya (Assistant Vice President, Nextzon Business Sevices). Other successful entrepreneurs who have pledged their support to mentor founders in a Lagos Founder Institute program include: Bankole Alonge: Solicitor, Akinla Alonge Akpomiemie & Akintomide LLP, Chuka Ofili: Co-Founder, Delivery Science, Demola Aladekomo: Group Managing Directo, CHAMS PLC, Marek Zmyslowski: MD,, Mark Essien: Founder, etc.

In order to test demand for a 2015 program, the Founder Institute will host several free startup events:

You can see all upcoming events here. So, help bring the Founder Institute to Lagos and fill out an Interest Form today.

The Founder Institute is based in Silicon Valley and has chapters across 100 cities and 50 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,550 companies – including fast-rising startups across 6 continents like UdemyRealty, MoguliCarsClubItembasegoplaceitAppota, and many more.

Odunayo Eweniyi
Odunayo Eweniyi

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