Lagos Chapter of Founder Institute Unveils 3 Fellowship Award Candidates in Lagos
In a bid to support the growth of the startup ecosystem, the Lagos chapter of Founder Institute has unveiled the winners of its Female and Frontier Founder fellowship awards.
For the Female Founder Fellowship, the duo of Olamide Ogungbemi and Mercy Akowe emerged the preferred candidates for the award. For the Frontier Founder fellowship Award, Joesph Awotabe, emerged the sole candidate. Both Fellowship programs are part of the Lagos 2019 Semester.
The Female and Frontier Founder Fellowships are a number of different fellowships offered by the Institute.
Their aim is to provide more opportunities for promising Founders to launch companies in the Institute’s Idea-stage startup accelerator program.
Olamide and Mercy were both awarded this category of the fellowship for being the most extraordinary technical applicants. Both recipients are regarded as women with the utmost potentials to become successful technology entrepreneurs.
The fellowship affords them the opportunity to participate in the program for free.
According to the Co-Director of Founder Institute Lagos, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr., the Female Founder Fellowship Award is designed to narrow the gender gap and empower more women in tech.
“The Founder Institute is committed to narrowing the gender gap in high tech startups and in order to empower more females to launch technology companies, we have launched the Female Founder Initiative, to create more opportunities for female Founders, through the Institute and enable women to build successful companies.”Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr., Co-Director, FI Lagos.
Joesph Awotabe emerged the candidate for the Frontier Technology Fellowship after demonstrating the highest potential for transformative impact. The Institute aims to inspire and empower ambitious entrepreneurs, to pursue world-changing problems and create transformative changes for humanity.
There is no shortage of big problems, facing humanity, but there is a shortage of ambitious Startups, trying to solve them. More than ever before, however, entrepreneurs building impact-focused companies, can truly change the world.
Founder Institute has a mission to globalize the success and scale thousands of startups have experienced in Silicon Valley. To this end, the number cities hosting a chapter is now well over 180 and counting.
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