Following last year’s successful expansion to Africa, Startupbootcamp (SBC), a global family of industry-focused accelerators, today announced it is targeting startups in Nigeria with its FastTrack event scheduled to hold in Lagos, Nigeria on 7 April 2018.
In a statement, SBC said this move is part of a global tour to a source, grow and scale the next generation of Africa-focused innovators.
“Fast Track events are a rare opportunity for startups across the globe to present their businesses to an elite group of mentors comprising industry experts, corporate executives, and investors. Through more than 2 hours of personal, dedicated one-on-one feedback from mentors and subject-matter experts, startups will be able to engage with the Startupbootcamp global community and will also be able to meet with industry executives and exposed to worldwide opportunities”, say, Philip Kiracofe and Zachariah George, the co-founders of Startupbootcamp Africa.
The Lagos, Nigeria FastTrack will be held on 7 April 2018 and they are seeking applications from disruptive startups in industries including blockchain, connected devices, payment solutions, capital markets and asset management, integrated supply chain, e-commerce, alternative financing, identity management, digital connectivity, data and behavioral analytics and enabling technologies.
Stanley Gabriel, Head of Innovation at Old Mutual Personal Finance, said through partnership with Startupbootcamp, startups have the opportunity to leverage expertise, experience, resources, and talent to build more compelling commercial propositions with clear commercial outcomes
“While our business and our stakeholders, in turn, benefit from their innovative ideas. We look forward to what Kampala has to offer.”