Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute launches Lagos chapter


Silicon Valley-based idea-stage startup accelerator Founder Institute has launched its newest chapter in Lagos with the goal of launching more than 20 enduring tech companies each year.

Founded in 2009, Founder Institute is a startup launch programme for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs, offering them the structure, mentor support and global network needed to start an enduring company.

It already has chapters across 150 cities and 60 countries, and has now launched a Lagos chapter, which will run two semesters annually. Applications to the programme are open now until April 28, while the Lagos Founder Institute will celebrate its launch by hosting a series of free events for the general public.

The Lagos programme will also include Founder Institute’s newest company-building curriculum, suitable for addressing the needs of advanced founders at MVP stage as well as aspiring new entrepreneurs at the idea-stage, a project just released this year in collaboration with hundreds of startup leaders across the globe.


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