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Oxford Foundry/FMDQ Innovate Nigeria Programme. 2022 For Innovation-Driven Start-ups In Nigeria

 

Oxford Foundry and FMDQ are calling for applications from innovation-driven start-ups in Nigeria for its 2022 programme.


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Are you an innovation-driven startup in Nigeria looking to scale globally? Then apply for the Innovate Nigeria accelerator programme run by the Oxford Foundry at the University of Oxford and FMDQ Private Markets Limited.

About OXFO And PMDQ

The Oxford Foundry (OXFO) and FMDQ Private Markets Limited (FMDQ), Africa’s first vertically integrated financial market infrastructure group, have partnered to accelerate the growth of Nigeria’s start-up ecosystem and nurture a future generation of young Nigerian leaders in entrepreneurship, through knowledge exchange and collaboration.

OXFO x FMDQ Innovate Nigeria is a two-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 Nigeria.

Benefits Of The Programme

Successful applicants will benefit from:

  • A bespoke curriculum focusing on core entrepreneurship and venture building skills;
  • One-on-one coaching with the Oxford Foundry’s network of experts;
  • A tailored leadership training curriculum; and
  • Introductions to investors and opportunities to pitch to these investors.

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We expect each venture and its founders to be present and engaged over the entire two-week period of the Bootcamp.

Successful ventures and each founding team will need to commit to taking part in the programme for a minimum of 25 hours per week (5 hours per day) due to the intensive nature of the programme.

Screening Process/Dates

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

  • Interviews: 28 February – 11 March 2022
  • Duration of the Boot-camp: 28 March – 8 April 2022
  • Pitching to investors: 11–14 April 2022

Key dates:

  • Application Closes: 31 January 2022
  • Interviews: 28 February – 11 March 2022
  • Selection announced: by 18 March 2022
  • Start-up Bootcamp starts: 28 March 2022
  • Start-up Bootcamp ends: 08 April 2022

To Apply: https://oxfordfoundry.tfaforms.net/f/Innovate_Nigeria

Application Deadline: 31st January.

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Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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