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Lagos is a great place to build a startup, but most of the early-stage entrepreneurs we speak to aren't aware of the local tech resources that are available to help them.

With applications for the Lagos Founder Institute now open, we're excited to release the Lagos Startup Resource Guide, which is currently in Draft v3 below! It was developed by Lagos Founder Institute and local leaders: Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr.Adeboye Idowu, Adeola Kayode and Chika Nwogu.

This is just a draft, and while we spent many hours on this research, more input is needed. Please leave your comments on this collaborative Google document to help us complete the list. There are definitely omissions on this current version. 

Are you looking to build a startup in Lagos? Then apply to the Lagos Founder Institute today!

Lagos Startup Resource List

Text version included below, for ease of searching:

Startup Stages


There is no one right way to build a technology company, but for the sake of simplicity we have outlined a basic, common, sequential framework.


1. IDEA-STAGE

This is where new entrepreneurs get inspired, learn best practices, develop skills, validate ideas, and begin to build their team and product.

  1. Startup Media: Centralized local information, listings, and news. (i.e. startup blogs/ publications/ lists/ FB groups/ newsletters, Startup Digest)
    1. CFAmedia.ng 
    2. ConnectNigeria
    3. Disrupt Africa
    4. Entrepreneurs.ng
    5. EntrepreNEWS
    6. Innovation Village
    7. Lagos Innovates News
    8. Memeburn
    9. MSME Africa
    10. Newmedia.ng
    11. Nigeria Communications Week
    12. SME peaks
    13. Startup AfricaStartup Digest Lagos
    14. Startup Plug
    15. Stearns
    16. Techativeng
    17. Techbuild Africa
    18. TechCabal
    19. TechCityNG
    20. Techcrunch
    21. TechCultureNG
    22. TechEconomy.ng 
    23. Technext.ng
    24. Techpoint.Africa
    25. Ventureburn
    26. WeeTracker
  2. Inspirational Events: Open, inclusive, beginner startup events (i.e. Startup Weekend, idea fairs, and inspirational meetups) 

    1. Africa Arena Event
    2. Art of Technology Lagos
    3. Blockchain Technology Initiative
    4. Cardano Lagos
    5. CFA’s Startups Hangout 
    6. EDC Annual SME Conference 
    7. Figma Africa
    8. Lagos Startup Week
    9. Meet up (Lagos Startup Founder 101)
    10. Nigeria Innovation Summit
    11. SMEPEAKS BBG
    12. Social Media Week Lagos
    13. Startup Weekend Lagos
    14. TechCabal TownHall 
    15. Techpoint Build
    16. Tribers Tech hub
    17. Women Who Code Lagos

Educate

  1. Best Practices: Beginner knowledge-sharing events. (i.e. beginner events that serve to educate more than inspire, like Startup Founder 101, etc).
    1. Daystar Business Academy (DBA)
    2. Digitalise Africa Lagos
    3. Entrepreneurs Collective Lagos
    4. Forbes Digital Startup Accelerator
    5. Hashnode IRL Lagos
    6. JAMStack Lagos
    7. Lagos Fintech week
    8. Lepsta Developers Lagos
    9. NetSquared Lagos
    10. Nigeria Fintech week
    11. SMEtoolkit
    12. Startup Founder 101 Lagos
    13. Startup Grind Lagos
    14. StartupLagos
    15. StartupNG
                                1. Training & Feedback: Skill & Idea development. (Ex. bootcamps and comprehensive training programs, like Founder Institute, etc)

                                  1. .NET Nigeria
                                  2. Agile Nigeria Meetup
                                  3. Agrilab bootcamp and incubation programme
                                  4. Ahyoxsoft
                                  5. Andela
                                  6. AngularJS2 & WebDev Nigeria Meetup
                                  7. Audax
                                  8. Ausso Leadership Academy
                                  9. AWELE ACADEMY
                                  10. Cedar STEM & Enterprise Meetup
                                  11. Decagon 
                                  12. DigitalOcean Lagos
                                  13. Dufuna
                                  14. Enterprise Development Center
                                  15. FATE Foundation 
                                  16. fofx Academy
                                  17. Founder Institute
                                  18. GDG Ikorodu
                                  19. GDG Lagos
                                  20. Golang Nigeria
                                  21. IBM Developer Nigeria
                                  22. Lagos Startup Academy
                                  23. Lagos Startup: Idea to IPO
                                  24. Lagos WordPress Community
                                  25. Lean Startup Lagos
                                  26. Lean Startup Machine Lagos
                                  27. Learn to Code
                                  28. MEST Training Program
                                  29. MOAT Academy
                                  30. NaijaSecForce
                                  31. NaijaStartups
                                  32. ODSC Data Science Lagos
                                  33. Product School Lagos
                                  34. ProductTank Lagos
                                  35. She Hacks Africa
                                  36. Startup Nigeria
                                  37. Startup Pitch Bootcamp: Learn from Lagos's Top Entrepreneurs
                                  38. Startup Sisters Africa
                                  39. Tech Studio Academy
                                  40. Techpoint Startup School 
                                  41. TechQuest
                                  42. Unicorn Incubation Programme
                                  43. VC4A Startup Academy
                                  44. WomenWIll Lagos 
                                  45. Xaine Ingenius
                                                                                                                      1. Validate

                                                                                                                        1. Team Formation: Resources for teaming up. (i.e. events or other resources that facilitate early-stage recruitment and cofounder matching”)

                                                                                                                          1. CoFoundersLab

                                                                                                                          2. DropQue
                                                                                                                          3. Founder2be
                                                                                                                          4. FounderDating
                                                                                                                          5. Global Entrepreneurship Network Nigeria
                                                                                                                          6. Goodtalent
                                                                                                                          7. Jobberman
                                                                                                                          8. Lagos Ethereum & Bitcoin Crypto Currency Meetup
                                                                                                                          9. Lagos Professional SME Business Network
                                                                                                                          10. Lagos Tech Entrepreneur's Meetup
                                                                                                                          11. Nigeria Cyber Security Professionals
                                                                                                                          12. Nigeria Youth Entrepreneurship Network
                                                                                                                          13. Seamless HR
                                                                                                                          14. Slatecube
                                                                                                                          15. TalentQL
                                                                                                                          16. Tribers Tech Hub
                                                                                                                      2. Build First Product: Hackathons & resources to build. (i.e. hackathons and other builder-focused events and resources)
                                                                                                                          1. Android Nigeria Community
                                                                                                                          2. Bincom Dev Center Hackathon
                                                                                                                          3. CcHUB American Corner
                                                                                                                          4. Ceedcap
                                                                                                                          5. Climathon
                                                                                                                          6. CodeLagos Hackathon
                                                                                                                          7. Discover X
                                                                                                                          8. Lagos Unreal Engine Meetup
                                                                                                                          9. NaijaHacks
                                                                                                                          10. Techpoint Build

                                                                                                                      2. LAUNCH-STAGE

                                                                                                                      In this stage, entrepreneurs establish and formalize the company, develop the product, get feedback from customers, and prepare for the next step.

                                                                                                                      1. Start

                                                                                                                        1. Establish: Law firms & banks for startups  

                                                                                                                          1. ABO Law
                                                                                                                          2. Access Bank
                                                                                                                          3. AELEX
                                                                                                                          4. Aliant Law
                                                                                                                          5. Aluko & Oyebode
                                                                                                                          6. Balogun Harold
                                                                                                                          7. Benchmac & Ince
                                                                                                                          8. Black and Grey Attorneys
                                                                                                                          9. Bloomfield Law
                                                                                                                          10. Citi
                                                                                                                          11. DOA
                                                                                                                          12. Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe
                                                                                                                          13. FCMB 
                                                                                                                          14. Fidelity Bank
                                                                                                                          15. First Bank of Nigeria
                                                                                                                          16. GTBank
                                                                                                                          17. Heritage Bank
                                                                                                                          18. Infusion Lawyers
                                                                                                                          19. Jackson, Etti and Edu
                                                                                                                          20. Keystone Bank
                                                                                                                          21. Kuda Bank 
                                                                                                                          22. Nobilis Solicitors
                                                                                                                          23. OlaniwunAjayi
                                                                                                                          24. PAC Solicitors 
                                                                                                                          25. Polaris Bank
                                                                                                                          26. Providus Bank
                                                                                                                          27. Retainer Solicitors
                                                                                                                          28. Stanbic IBTC Bank
                                                                                                                          29. Standard Chartered
                                                                                                                          30. Sterling Bank
                                                                                                                          31. Stillwaters Law Firm
                                                                                                                          32. The Longe Practice
                                                                                                                          33. The New Practice (TNP)
                                                                                                                          34. Udo Udoma
                                                                                                                          35. Union Bank of Nigeria
                                                                                                                          36. Unity Bank
                                                                                                                          37. Vazi Legal
                                                                                                                          38. Wema Bank
                                                                                                                          39. Zenith Bank
                                                                                                                      1. Workspace: Co-working and flexible workspaces (note: “official” office space goes in 3.1.a. Infrastructure) 

                                                                                                                          1. 360 Creative Innovation Hub
                                                                                                                          2. 8thGear Space
                                                                                                                          3. 989 Workspaces
                                                                                                                          4. Ally Hub Space
                                                                                                                          5. Avalanche Spaces
                                                                                                                          6. Battens Hub
                                                                                                                          7. Brainiacs Innovation Hub
                                                                                                                          8. Bulk Africa
                                                                                                                          9. CapitalSquare
                                                                                                                          10. Cranium One
                                                                                                                          11. CubeHub
                                                                                                                          12. eeSPACE
                                                                                                                          13. Enterprise Hubs
                                                                                                                          14. Exponential Hub
                                                                                                                          15. GCL Hub
                                                                                                                          16. GoDo Hub 
                                                                                                                          17. Hub Aspire
                                                                                                                          18. Hub30 Coworking Space
                                                                                                                          19. Impact Hub Lagos
                                                                                                                          20. Itanna Enterprise Factory
                                                                                                                          21. Lagos CoWork
                                                                                                                          22. Leadspace
                                                                                                                          23. Musterpoint
                                                                                                                          24. Naija Startups
                                                                                                                          25. Plus Innovation Hub
                                                                                                                          26. Red Dahlia Workspaces
                                                                                                                          27. Seedspace
                                                                                                                          28. Smart X Business Hub
                                                                                                                          29. Stage 5 Creative Space
                                                                                                                          30. The Bunker Lekki
                                                                                                                          31. The Village
                                                                                                                          32. TVC Labs 
                                                                                                                          33. V8 Valley Workspace
                                                                                                                          34. Vatebra Tech Hub
                                                                                                                          35. Venia Business Hub
                                                                                                                          36. Workcity Africa
                                                                                                                          37. Workstation
                                                                                                                      2. Develop

                                                                                                                        1. Formalize: Accounting, development and HR for early-stage startups. 

                                                                                                                          1. Accounteer
                                                                                                                          2. Accountinghub
                                                                                                                          3. Acumen Digital
                                                                                                                          4. AFMRecruit
                                                                                                                          5. Aitechma
                                                                                                                          6. Alabian Solutions
                                                                                                                          7. BDO
                                                                                                                          8. Cyhermes
                                                                                                                          9. Deloitte
                                                                                                                          10. DIIMTECH
                                                                                                                          11. Dominion Consulting
                                                                                                                          12. Doppler
                                                                                                                          13. eRecruiter Nigeria
                                                                                                                          14. Ernst & Young
                                                                                                                          15. Firstlincoln Technologies
                                                                                                                          16. FOURANS
                                                                                                                          17. Fuel Communications
                                                                                                                          18. FSC Professionals
                                                                                                                          19. HR Leverage Africa
                                                                                                                          20. KPMG
                                                                                                                          21. Learning Solutions Nigeria Ltd
                                                                                                                          22. Marcforte Business Consulting 
                                                                                                                          23. Muyideen Rufai & Partners
                                                                                                                          24. My Placement Africa 
                                                                                                                          25. Optisoft
                                                                                                                          26. Oscar Temple
                                                                                                                          27. Palment
                                                                                                                          28. Pedabo
                                                                                                                          29. Pillarcraft
                                                                                                                          30. PKF
                                                                                                                          31. Proftouch Consulting
                                                                                                                          32. PWC
                                                                                                                          33. SIAO
                                                                                                                          34. Stresert Integrated Limited 
                                                                                                                          35. Touchcore
                                                                                                                          36. Truvia Media
                                                                                                                          37. Verraki
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Prepare for Seed: Incubators and advanced mentorship. (i.e. advanced knowledge sharing, later stage events and resources for startup TEAMS)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Accelerate Labs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. CcHUB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Fastlaunch Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Future Hub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Google Launchpad Accelerator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Meetup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. MEST Incubator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Orange Corners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Passion Incubator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. SPARK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11. Startpreneurs 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              12. Startup Grind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              13. Startup Southwest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14. The Bulb Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              15. Vatebra Tech Hub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16. Vatebra Tech Hub Incubation Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              17. Village Capital Accelerator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              18. Wennovation Hub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Launch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Seed Accelerators: Seed funding mentor programs (Techstars-style programs that provide funding)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. 500 Startups
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. CcHUB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. FbStart Accelerator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. FI Funding Lab
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Founder Institute Startup Accelerator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Founders Factory Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Itanna
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Labs by ARM 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Leadpath
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Seedstars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11. Startupbootcamp Afritech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              12. Techstars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              13. Unconventional Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14. Ventures Platform
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              15. Wennovation Hub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16. Y combinator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Pitch & Demo: Show local startups for investment (i.e. demo days for companies seeking seed investment)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. AfricArena Tour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. CapitalSquare Demo Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Connect Nigeria Business Fair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. DAAYTA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Founder Hotseat: Pitch Your Startup to Lagos Startup Experts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. ICTEL Startup Pitch 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Itanna Demo Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Ivery Arie Inc. Pitch Competition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10. Lagos Angel Network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11. Lagos Startup Week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12. NaijaHacks Hackathon Demo Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13. NESG Startup Pitch Competition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            14. Seedstars Lagos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15. Startup Bootcamp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16. Velocity by Founder Institute Lagos: See Great Startups Pitch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. GROWTH-STAGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Here, a startup proves their utility, receives recognition, and scales up. This usually requires funding, angels, VCs, and ways to connect them to startups.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Recognition 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Investor Networking Connect professional investors with founders. (i.e. events or groups that facilitate connections with professional investors)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. African Business Angel Network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Emerging Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Endeavor Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Lagos Angel Network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Lagos Innovates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Nigeria Investment Network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. PEVCA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. Rising Tide Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9. SPARK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10. Tony Elumelu entrepreneurship program(TEEP)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Major Media: Mainstream local business press. (i.e. major local or regional publications that frequently champion local businesses)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Afridigest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Benjamin Dada 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Business Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Business Times Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Channels Television 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. CNBC Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Nairametrics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. New Telegraph
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9. Newswire NGR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10. Startup Lagos 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11. Techcabal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12. Techpoint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          13. The Africa Report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          14. The Guardian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          15. The Nation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16. The Punch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          17. This Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          18. Vanguard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          19. YNaija
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Funding

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Angels / Micro-VCs: Seed-stage investors (search AngelList, Gust, Crunchbase)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. African Angels Network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Ayoola Daramola
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Chinook Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Collins Onuegbu 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Diran Otegbade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. eVentures Africa Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Femi Kuti
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Idris Ayodeji Bello
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10. Jason Njoku
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11. Kairos Angels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12. Kola Aina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13. Kolapo Olabintan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            14. Lamide Adeosun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15. Olutosin Oni
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16. Pacer VC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            17. Rasheed Olaoluwa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            18. Shecluded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            19. Tomi Davies 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20. Trium 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            21. Yemi Keri
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Venture Capitalists: Series A and beyond

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Adlevo Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. AfricInvest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Capital Eye Investments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Convergence Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. EchoVC Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. GreenHouse Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. GreenTec Capital Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Greentree Investment Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Growth Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. IDF Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Ingressivecapital.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Itanna Direct Investments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13. Kalon Venture Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14. Mbo Capital Management 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15. Mest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16. Microtraction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17. Ripple VC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18. Secha Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19. Singularity Investments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20. TLcom Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21. Unique Venture Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22. V8 Capital Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23. Vantage Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24. Venture Garden Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25. Ventures Platform
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Growth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Infrastructure: Office space, HR, local business insurance. (i.e. office space/ HR/ insurance providers for capital-rich companies to grow and scale) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Aiico Insurance 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. ARK Insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. AVID HR Consulting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. AxaMansard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Coworker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Flatfy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Hub30 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Hub One
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Instant Offices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Insurance Brokers of Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Lead ESC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Leadspace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13. Libra Insurance Brokers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14. Lington & Bernie Consulting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15. Office freedom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16. Private Property
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17. Property24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18. Regus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19. Salve Consulting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20. Spark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21. Startup nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22. Trovit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23. Union Commercial Insurance Brokers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24. Wennovation 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25. Workforce Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Expansion: Growth accelerators/consultants. (i.e. programs and business consultants for capital-rich companies to grow and scale)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Accelerate Labs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Aon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. ArchVision Workgroup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Ashford & McGuire Consulting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Bain & Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Boston Consulting Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Burrowes Enterprises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Ceed Cap
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Chrysalis Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Deloitte
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Ernst & Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Excellence insights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13. Google LanchPad Accelerator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14. Grant Thornton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15. KPMG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16. Matog Consulting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17. McKinsey & Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18. Novatia Consulting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19. Pangea 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20. Phillips Consulting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21. PwC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22. Rocket Internet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23. Seedstars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24. She Leads Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25. TNS Global
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26. Wennovation hub

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. SUCCESS STORIES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Successful homegrown companies that have raised significant institutional funding, employ a large workforce, or have achieved liquidity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. 54gene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Andela
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. BudgIT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Carbon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Cars45 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Cowrywise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Farmcrowdy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Flutterwave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Helium Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Hotels.ng
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Interswitch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. IrokoTV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13. Jobberman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14. Jumia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15. Kobo360
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16. Konga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17. Kuda Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18. Life Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19. Livestock Feeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20. MDaaS Global
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21. Migo 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22. Okra Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23. OPay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24. Paga 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25. PalmPay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26. Paystack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27. Piggyvest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    28. PlentyWaka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    29. Printivo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30. PropertyPro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    31. Systemspecs 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    32. TeamApt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    33. Thrive Agric
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    34. Tizeti
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    35. TopCheck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    36. Ulesson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    37. VoguePay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    38. Wakanow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Supporters


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                To facilitate the steps, every ecosystem needs strong supporters.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. EVANGELISTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Successful local founders who lead the ecosystem & frequently mentor newbies.  (i.e. Local leaders who have taken a leadership position, speak at a lot of startup events, mentor all the programs, etc)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Abisola Longe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Abolore Salami
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Adaora Ikwuemes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Adeboye Idowu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Adeleye Timothy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Adenike Adeyemi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Adeola Kayode
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Adewale Yusuf 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Adeyemi Ajayi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Adeyinka Aderombi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Albert Afolabi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Arinze Anyaeche
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13. Atul Kshetry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14. Ayo Adegboye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15. Banke Alawaye 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16. Bankole Oloruntoba 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17. Bankole Oluwafemi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18. Biodun Ogunlabi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19. Biodun Ogunlabi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20. Biyi Oladipo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21. Blessing Abeng
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22. Bolanle Afuye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23. Bosun Tijani 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24. Bunmi Teru
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25. Charles Emembolu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26. Chika Nwobi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27. Chika Nwogu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    28. Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    29. Collins Onuegbu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30. Damola Solanke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    31. David Adebayo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    32. Davidson Oturu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    33. Deepankar Rustagi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    34. Desiree Craig
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    35. Dotun Olowoporoku
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    36. Dr. Omobola Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    37. Edward Esene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    38. Ehia Erhaboh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    39. Emilia Asim-Ita 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    40. Emmanuel Adegboye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    41. Eze Ifedy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    42. Fasuyi Oluwarotimi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    43. Fayo Williams 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    44. Felix Rwang-Dung
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    45. Femi Longe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    46. Fenibo Fubara
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    47. Fikunayomi Aluko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    48. Geoffrey Weli Wosu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    49. Gordy Oshoko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    50. Helen Anaogu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    51. Henrietta Onwuegbuzie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    52. Honey Ogundeyi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    53. Ibrahim Salau
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    54. Idowu Akinde
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    55. Ife Olatunji
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    56. Iyin Aboyeji
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    57. Jane Egerton Idehen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    58. Jason Njoku 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    59. Jay Alabraba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    60. Jean Marc Ricca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    61. Jean Marc Ricca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    62. John Obaro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    63. Joshua Osunbor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    64. Juliet Ehimuan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    65. Kayode Aladesuyi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    66. Kelechi Nwosu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    67. Kingsley Eze
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    68. Kola Aina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    69. Lola Esan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    70. Maya Horgan Famodu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    71. Micheal Essien
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    72. Mohammed Aliyu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    73. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    74. Nkem Begho 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    75. Nkiru Balonwu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    76. Obi Anusiem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    77. Obi Asika
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    78. Obi Ozor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    79. Olamide Afolabi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    80. Olumide Olayinka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    81. Oluyomi Ojo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    82. Ommo Clark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    83. Onyeka Akumah 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    84. Oo Nwoye 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    85. Osarumen Osamuyi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    86. Ovie Adasen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    87. Pius Okigbo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    88. Rebecca Enonchong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    89. Saidu Abdullahi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    90. Sandra Oyewole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    91. Seye Olurotimi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    92. Simeon Ononobi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    93. Solabomi Adedeji
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    94. Tomi Davies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    95. Tomiwa Aladekomo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    96. Tosin Faniro-Dada
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    97. Tunji Abioye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    98. Tunji Eleso
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    99. Uwem Uwemakpan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    100. Victor Adewusi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    101. Victor Asemota 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    102. Wande Adalemo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    103. Weyinmi Egbe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    104. Adewale Yusuf 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. GOVERNMENT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Public organizations that facilitate local economic development

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. AOT Lagos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Bank of industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Digital Skills Initiative Lagos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. ICC Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Lagos Global
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Lagos Innovates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Lagos State Employment Trust Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Lagos state Research and Innovation fund 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Office for ICT Innovation & Entrepreneurship

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. TALENT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Major local business or tech universities and employers that attract and retain local talent.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Local Universities (universities with prominent technical or business programs)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Anchor University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Caleb University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Lagos Business School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Lagos State University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Pan-Atlantic University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. University of Lagos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Yaba College of Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Local Employers (Major technical employers, like Microsoft or Google or large local companies, with large local offices) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. 9mobile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Airtel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Andela
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Cisco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Enye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Ericsson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Etisalat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. GE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Globacom 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Google
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. HP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Huawei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13. IBM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14. Interswitch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15. Jumia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16. Konga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17. Microsoft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18. MTN Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19. Nokia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20. Oracle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21. Paystack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22. Samsung
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23. Softcom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24. Tek Experts Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                *  *  *

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