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The Lagos Founder Institute, the local chapter of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the newest Alumni from the Lagos Spring 2023 program.

After meticulous selection process and intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints, constant evaluation, and feedback from investors and mentors, just 16 companies were able to make it through. 

Each of these Founders have demonstrated a high level of perseverance and creativity, and their businesses have been thoroughly vetted and supported by a panel of Lagos's top startup experts and investors.  

And now, without further ado, we present the Alumni of the Lagos program: 

  • YuSocial - a revolutionary social network that allows content creators earn from their content and engagement.
  • Doorway Africa - a web and mobile learning management solution to help students between the ages of 5 and 25 bridge learning gaps.
  • Kharis Infrastructure Solutions - end-to-end services in CCTV, automation, software and hardware design, and IT consultancy.
  • Ecorocks - a startup that manufactures standart building materials, which have met the standard and are more affordable than traditional building materials.
  • SmartParcel - a company that uses SmartLockers to resolve challenges along first and last mile delivery, enabling e commerce vendors to deliver with the use of unique codes.
  • IVO HEALTH - a healthcare technology company focused on digitalizing hypertension management for Africans.
  • FIXXARR - an online platform that enables easy availability of towing vehicles for towing services needed by drivers who experience critical vehicle breakdown.
  • MoreGas - a company that provides innovative domestic biogas, as a free gas alternative to use of LPG, firewood, and kerosene for households and bussinesses. 
  • Codeant Technology - an ed-tech startup that teaches women and childrencoding and digital skills.
  • Kirgawa Technologies - a platform for event planners to connect with local vendors, sponsors, and exhibitors.
  • Sologid Technology - a company that serves the need for comprehensive workspace solutions for Africa-focused entrepreneurs.
  • Vevet software sloution that offers data insight and a marketplace for SME retailers to improve their inventory and revenue.
  • Hydropool - a solution that aggregates water vendors to provide on-demand water delivery and metered supply for Nigerians residing in water stressed environments.
  • Get Syynd Creative Talent Funding Marketplace - an AI powered tool for profiling creative talents and predicting profitability requirements.
  • Mr. DIY - a social e-commerce platform that sells select categories and dropshipping as a service. 
  • PAYCLUSION - a payment wallet that simplifies overseas transactions for freelancers and startup business owners.

Join us at at Lagos Founder Institute Graduation Event on July 19

Lagos Local Directors 

We would first like to thank the Local Directors of the Lagos Founder Institute:  Ayodeji Agboola (Founder CEO, Akowe), Chika Nwogu (Founder, WriteMyBusiness), Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. (Co-Founder, techbuild.africa), Fasuyi Oluwarotimi (MR, VAS Digimobility Limited), Ifedy Eze (Lead Strategist, Maisematrix Consulting), Wande Adalemo (Atmosphere)). Our Local Directors play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in Lagos that is conducive to building to great companies.

"This cohort was special in so many ways; from the drive and resilience of the founders who stayed the course, to our ever-supportive mentors and partners who provided the best hands-on support. We could not have done this without them. The graduating founders have in the last 15 weeks proven themselves capable of approaching the problems they’ve set out to solve. They have shown grit and tenacity and have in the process shown us once more the limitless potential of human-technology collaboration. The entire team is wishing them the best of luck as they keep building."  - Esther Ajayi, Lagos Program Executive

In addition, the Lagos Spring 2023 program was supported by some of Lagos's top technology organizations, including:

Some of Lagos’s top startup mentors helped our founders in the program, including:

* Atul Kshetry * Bade Aluko * Beverley Agbakoba Onyejianya * Bolanle Afuye * Boluwatife Arewa * Dotun Olowoporoku * Dr. Omobola Johnson * Emilia Asim Ita * Eromosele Omomhenle * Idowu Akinde * Ife Olatunji * Iyinoluwa Aboyeji * Jane Egerton Idehen * Jean Marc Ricca * Joel Omeike * Kamal Hassan * Katie Mapondera * Katie Mapondera * Keshni Morar * Kitawa Wemo * Lateef Ashekun * Lino Velev * Linus Wahome * Naadiya Moosajee * Olugbenga Paseda * Sean Burrows * Suzan Fasipe * Sylvester Kay Adade * Tijana Momirov * Yunus Ibrahim

In the Founder Institute's pre-seed accelerator program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of local startup experts that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $1.75BN. 

After Graduation, the new Lagos Founder Institute Portfolio Companies now have a fast-growing company that has been fully validated by experienced startup founders, with access to the Founder Institute's global network and post-graduate support programs to continue building their business. 

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, building a co-founding team, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities and 100+ countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to Globalize Silicon Valley and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs.

The next Lagos Founder Institute program is being planned now. If you are interested in being notified when applications open, visit FI.co/apply/lagos.

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Alumni of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $1.75BN in funding, and building products people love across over 200 cities worldwide.

See the most recent news from our Grads at FI.co/news, or learn more about their stories at FI.co/graduates


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