Innovate Nigeria Programme

Innovate Nigeria Programme

The Oxford Foundry and FMDQ Private Markets Programme – Innovate Nigeria Programme, is a two (2) week intensive accelerator programme designed to support innovation-driven Start-Ups in Nigeria in becoming scalable enterprises that have the potential to create transformative social and economic impact within the Nigerian economy.

Successful applicants will benefit from:

1. A bespoke curriculum focusing on core entrepreneurship and venture building skills

2. 1-to-1 coaching with Oxford Foundry network of resident experts

3. A tailored leadership training curriculum, directed towards building resilient entrepreneurs

4. Introductions to investors

5. Opportunities to pitch to these investors

We expect each venture and its founders to be present and engaged over the entire two-week period of the Programme. This form must be completed by the lead applicant, who is a co-founder or a high-level executive in the business.

If shortlisted, key founding members of the team must be available for:

Interviews: February 28 – March 11 2022 (held over two weeks)
Innovate Nigeria: March 28 – 08 April 2022 (two-week programme)
Pitching to investors: April 11–14 2022

All information provided in this form will be held confidential and will not be shared with third parties beyond the Oxford Foundry and FMDQ teams.

Key dates:

Application Opens: December 1, 2021

Application Closes: January 31, 2022

Interviews: February 28 – March 11, 2022

Selection announced: by March 18, 2022

Start-up Bootcamp starts: March 28, 2022

Start-up Bootcamp ends: April 8, 2022

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