Apply for the Greenhouse Lab Female-Focused Tech Accelerator Programme

Greenhouse Capital in collaboration with Venture Garden Group has opened up applications for its 2018 first female-focused accelerator programme in Nigeria, Greenhouse Lab.

Being the first of its kind in Nigeria, GreenHouse Lab is a 3-month accelerator programme that is focused solely on early-stage, women-led technology startups in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as African run startups based in the US or UK with scalable product in African markets.

The programme offers startups the opportunities to meet with a global network of mentors and investors as well as access to world class tech entrepreneurship training during the 3-months programme. It would be hosted at Vibranium Valley – Venture Gardens Group’s recently launched tech campus in Lagos.

The program would make use of existing entrepreneurship education frameworks and focus on a variety of key topics including: product development, market segmentation, human capital, marketing, and fundraising.

At the end of the 3-months programme, there would be a Demo and Investment Day where each startup will pitch in front of an audience of key entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders and media from the global tech ecosystem. After which, Greenhouse Capital will offer a minimumĀ of $100k investment for startups that qualify and meet up with the key requirements during the program as well as other investments from global investors in the network.

Participants would also be accepted as member of theĀ first cohort in the first female-focused tech accelerator in Nigeria as well as life-long membership in the GreenHouse Lab alumni network. Startups would also get publicity for their participation from the media.

Applying startups must be an early-stage one with at least one female as a member of the leadership team, 2 members and no more than 6 members with one technical member ready to commit full-time to the program in Lagos. Startups must have identified a critical need in the African and building an effective, sustainable and scalable solution with 100% commitment to their ideas. Additionally, startups should have developed at least a beta product and are in the process of refining their market strategy, building out sales channels and generating revenue.

The 3-month accelerator begins in mid-August and ends in mid-November and applications are open until 20th July, 2018. Interested applicants can click here to get started.Ā 

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