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  The ALX Founder Academy is a 3-month program built to help aspiring founders acquire the knowledge and skills they need to successfully run their startups. It features expert-led workshops, video tutorials delivered by several African founders, fireside chats with experienced startup operators and investors, and office hours sessions. Participants also get assigned weekly deliverables to enable them to remain on track to launch their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and get their first users.
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Graduates from the Founder Academy are eligible to apply to ALX’s accelerator program, which prepares enrollees for investment, and potentially makes them eligible for investment by the upcoming ALX Ventures Fund.
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The ALX Founder Academy Program offers these benefits to its participants:
  • Pitch deck and business plan templates
  • Live masterclass and fireside chat with experts
  • Tools to validate, develop, and launch a prototype
  • Potential investment from the ALX Venture Fund
  • Network with and get support from a vibrant community of peers from across Africa

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This program is open to persons who meet these criteria:
  • Be aged between 18 and 34 years
  • Of African origin
  • Intend to become an entrepreneur
  • Willing and able to commit 15 hours per week to the 3-month program
  • Haven’t raised significant funding or gotten sizeable revenues yet
Applications remain open until March 15, 2024. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE.
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This article was first published on 13th March 2024


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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