Village Capital and Techpoint to co-host panel discussion on accelerator models in Africa

by | Sep 25, 2018

It’s been over ten years ago since the first accelerator model was developed and implemented in Cambridge by Y Combinator. Throughout the world today, the startup accelerator industry is taking hold.

The industry now claims a global presence of around 400 accelerators. However, in Africa there is an ongoing debate about the Silicon Valley-model being used by local accelerators and whether it particularly prepares entrepreneurs for the realities of operating in African markets. The debates are exhausting and never ending.

It is on this note that Village Capital, in partnership with, is hosting a panel during the Lagos Startup Week, to discuss the value proposition of accelerators, both African and international.

Through the discussion, we will find out about the journey these entrepreneurs have embarked on, as well as how much of their success they attribute to the accelerators.


The panel, which will be moderated by Techpoint’s Lead Venture Analyst, Ifeanyi Ndiomewese, will consist of African entrepreneurs that have gone through international accelerator programmes as well as African-based programmes.

In attendance will be entrepreneurs, entrepreneur support organisations (including the first delegation for the VilCap Communities Africa 2018 programme),  ecosystem builders from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Uganda and other stakeholders.

Following the panel is a networking happy hour, at the venue, Landmark Towers. Plot 3&4 Water Corporation Road, Lagos.

  • Date: Friday, September 28th, 2018
  • Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM WAT.

The free event will be looking to hold no less than fifty attendees. If you wish to attend, register with this link. Access password is VilcapLSW2018.

Ifeanyi Ndiomewese
Ifeanyi Ndiomewese

Ifeanyi is a desk reporter-turned administrator. Outside of work, I love to read and travel.


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