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.
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, Jovago.com, Mark Essien: Founder, Hotels.ng etc.
In order to test demand for a 2015 program, the Founder Institute will host several free startup events:
- Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur
2015-08-01, 06:30 PM
- Startup Founder 101
2015-08-08, 04:00 PM
- Founder Institute Information Session
2015-08-15, 04:00 PM
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 Udemy, Realty, Mogul, iCarsClub, Itembase, goplaceit, Appota, and many more.