The Founder Institute (FI) launches Abuja Chapter officially. This is coming a year after the accelerator made its debut in Lagos, Nigeria and has successfully churned its cohorts.  

As always, FI will be running two semesters annually with the aim to help kickstart at least 20 meaningful and enduring technology companies per year in the city.

The Regional Director, Founder Institute, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr., noted that “Startups in Abuja now have the unique opportunity of joining other startups in various cities across the globe benefit from FI’s hard-core, time tested curriculum and global network.”  

In order to celebrate the launch, the Abuja Founder Institute will host a series of free startup events for the general public, where attendees can learn how to build a company and learn more about the program. 

In addition, the Abuja 2020 program will include the Founder Institute’s newest company-building curriculum suitable to address the needs of advanced founders (MVP stage) as well as aspiring new entrepreneurs at the idea-stage – a project just released this year in collaboration with hundreds of startup leaders across the globe. 

For aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs up to the challenge, the Founder Institute’s step-by-step program provides the structure, mentor support, and global network of entrepreneurs needed to start an enduring company. The Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that focuses on people versus ideas, accepts founders with day jobs, and shares equity with all participants. Founder Institute Graduate companies include fast-rising startups across 6 continents like Udemy, Realty Mogul, Zowasel, Limestart, Rentit, Athlst and many more. 

The Abuja Chapter will once again be led by local startup leaders Abdulrazaq Ahmed (Founder, Work and connect Hub), Christian Ndubisi. (Co-founder, 42 NG), Fisayo Olabisi (CEO, Tukio Konsults), Mohammed Ibrahim Jega (Founder, StartupArewa). Other bright mentors will be joining the accelerator to achieve its yearly objective. 

As FI launches Abuja Chapter, applications have opened up for the debut run in the city. Interested entrepreneurs are welcome to register their interest.

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