Techstars, the pre-seed investor that gives entry to capital, programming and connections to early-stage entrepreneurs, in partnership with ARM Labs, a Lagos-based innovation program, pronounces the decision for purposes for the 2023 version of the ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator Program.
Following the success of the inaugural program in 2022, the ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator 2023 program will assist startups based mostly in Africa which are constructing revolutionary corporations throughout FinTech, Mobility, E-commerce and TalentTech.
The three-month, in-person program is predicated in Lagos, Nigeria. The primary month is devoted to refining the startup’s worth proposition by means of intensive hands-on coaching and publicity to over 100 Techstars mentors. Month two options visitor audio system together with high ecosystem operators and founders, tailor-made workshops, and one-on-one assist to assist founders execute and speed up their enterprise. The third month is concentrated on getting ready the startups for fundraising, and the constructing of investor relationships.
Whereas talking about her expertise within the 2022 program, Folake Fajemirokun, Founder and CEO of Towntalk stated, “The advantages supplied by this system are priceless. It helped us construction the enterprise, get obsessed and extra focussed on discovering an answer to the issues we’re fixing for, and finesse our narrative for fundraising. All issues I don’t imagine we might have achieved with out this system.”
The ARM Labs Techstars Lagos program is Techstars’ solely on-ground accelerator in Africa. Oyin Solebo, Techstars Managing Director of ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator stated, “Techstars’ State of Innovation survey confirmed that entrepreneurs view accelerators as the largest driver of innovation in Africa. Collectively, Techstars and ARM carry the on-the-ground, native assist that’s important in fostering African entrepreneurship that can contribute to the success of the continent’s tech ecosystem.”
The ARM Labs Lagos Techstars accelerator is supported by key ecosystem leaders in Africa together with Ashim Egunjobi, Associate at Octerra Capital, Tunde Kehinde, Founding member of Jumia and Founder and CEO of Lidya, Olumide Soyombo, Associate at Voltron Capital, Alice Tomdio, Chief Monetary Officer of YellowCard, Amandine Lobelle, Chief Working Officer of Paystack, and Adedeji Olowe, Founder and CEO of Lendsqr.
Purposes for the 2023 ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator program shut August 9, 2023. Founders are inspired to submit their purposes early, as purposes might be reviewed on a rolling foundation.
This system will begin November 13, 2023 and conclude with a Demo Day showcase on February 15, 2024 the place traders, group, authorities and enterprise leaders will expertise the transformational energy entrepreneurs have on the African ecosystem. Final 12 months’s invite-only Demo Day had over 400+ attendees in particular person and a further 2,500+ folks streamed the occasion reside on YouTube and LinkedIn.
The ARM Labs Lagos Techstars program group will host recruiting occasions in Lagos, Nairobi, Accra and London within the coming weeks; the group will supply non-public one-on-one workplace hours to pick founders in every metropolis. Should you’d wish to take part, please fill this way right here.