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  If you are an entrepreneur looking to turn your venture idea into a fundable startup, here’s an opportunity that could help you do just that. Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute (FI) has announced that it is accepting applications for its Lagos Spring 2023 Cohort. It invites aspiring and early-stage founders with strong startup ideas to send in their applications for a place in its three-month formative program.
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As the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, the Founder Institute has played a key role in developing many of the world’s most successful startups. Its over 6,500 alumni have raised more than $1.75 billion, and have a collective valuation exceeding $30 billion. Startups accepted into its Lagos Spring Cohort will have the chance to join these success stories, thanks to the technical support they will receive from global experts and investors within the Founder Institute network.


Founders accepted into the Founder Institute Lagos Spring 2023 Cohort will benefit from it in the following ways:
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  • Build a fundable startup at a much faster pace than is obtainable with the typical tech venture
  • Get valuable feedback on their startup and the building process from experts via live weekly sessions and Office Hours
  • Startups that are ready to be funded can get matched with the Founder Institute’s Venture Network, which consists of funds and angel investors
  • Become part of a global network of startups spanning more than 95 countries


This program is open to aspiring and early-stage startup founders.
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How the Admission Process will Unfold
  • The organizers of this program expect applicants to complete an online application form. After this, applicants will take FI’s ‘Entrepreneur DNA Assessment’ which will examine their entrepreneurial skills. Persons who pass the assessment will be accepted into the program.
  • Admissions for successful candidates will close on September 16, 2023. The program will commence on September 26.
If you would like to apply for the Founder Institute Lagos Spring 2023 Cohort, you can do so HERE
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This article was first published on 1st February 2023


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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