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Innovative Nigeria Programme

Innovative Nigeria Programme || Pitch for your Startup

Fully Funded
Feb 28 - Apr 08, 2022
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Innovative Nigeria Programme 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 as well as economic impact within the Nigerian economy.

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 also nurture a future generation of young Nigerian leaders in entrepreneurship, through knowledge exchange and collaboration.  

Similar Programmes: E4Impact Accelerator 2.0 || Startup funding Program


What’s Included in the Innovative Nigeria Programme?

  • two weeks of intensive venture building education from some of the world’s leading experts
  • leadership training to prepare founders to develop as exceptional leaders who are equipped to successfully build high-growth sustainable businesses
  • access to an unrivalled network of experts to support you
  • also, direct introductions to angel investors and venture funds
  • Moreover, ongoing support even after the programme to help you connect to the right networks and opportunities

Benefits of Innovative Nigeria Programme:

Successful applicants will benefit from:

  1. A bespoke curriculum focusing on core entrepreneurship and venture building skills
  2. 1-to-1 coaching with Oxford Foundry network of resident experts
  3. also, a tailored leadership training curriculum, directed towards building resilient entrepreneurs
  4. Introductions to investors
  5. In addition, opportunities to pitch to these investors

Application Process

The lead applicant must complete this form. The lead applicant can be a co-founder or also a high-level executive in the business.

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  • Nigeria-based ‘Innovation-Driven Start-ups’ from all sectors of the Nigerian economy.
  • Availability of each venture as well as its founders over the entire two-week period of the Programme.
  • your business is not yet generating an annual revenue of at least $2,000, but it meets the criteria of an ‘Innovation-Driven Start-up’
  • start-ups with a clear value proposition, who have ideally developed a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or also who have demonstrated that they have started to solve the problem with early clients with customer acceptance.

Key dates:

Application Opens: December 1, 2021

Application Closes: January 31, 2022

Interviews: February 28 – March 11, 2022

Selection announced: by March 18, 2022

Start-up Bootcamp starts: March 28, 2022

Start-up Bootcamp ends: April 8, 2022



Type of Opportunity Conferences
Event Date28 February,2022 to 08 April,2022
Deadline31 January,2022
Open toNigeria Start-Ups
OrganizerThe Oxford Foundry and FMDQ Private Markets Programme
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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