Startpreneurs is a Nigerian accelerator and seedfund ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurs with Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

StartPreneurs is an innovative ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs speed up their entrepreneurial development and build great businesses

ABOUT US

WE INVEST IN AND ACCELERATE INNOVATIVE NIGERIAN START-UPS

StartPreneurs is a Nigerian accelerator and seed fund ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas. Our mission is to speed up all entrepreneurial development through a combination of financial support and hands-on guidance. Our strategic focus is on lean start-up practices, customer acquisition channels, and a great end-user experience.

Our ecosystem with a strategic partnership with 500 startups which is a Silicon Valley based Accelerator program, and other Silicon Valley based Accelerators will allow our portfolio startups to have access to investors, international markets, opportunities to connect with potential customers, experienced mentors, networking opportunities with experts, free co–working space, daily interactions with the management team to review progress and provide business advice.

We have a broader approach than a specific sector approach, purely because we are in a developing economy that requires the support of entrepreneurs in various sectors. We want to  take Nigerian entrepreneurs and position them to becoming globally recognized brands by exposure to international business metrics. We want to inspire, incubate, build and promote entrepreneurship in Nigeria. We create a culture in FCT, Abuja which inspires entrepreneurs and investors who are curious, always open to new ideas, love ambiguity, work with integrity, problem solvers, able to visualize and most importantly are great innovative thinkers.

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TEAM

MEET THESE INCREDIBLE INDIVIDUALS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUNDS BRING A UNIQUE, INVALUABLE AND BROAD EXPERIENCE TO OUR STARTUP PORTFOLIOS THROUGH THEIR VAST INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE.

We always add & capture end-user value with everything we do!!!

Jennifer Chizua
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Yomi Tejumola
VICE PRESIDENT
Dr Wiebe Boer
ADVISOR
CORPORATE STRATEGY
Obi Asika
ADVISOR
Richard Mofe Damijo
CORPORATE COUNSEL
Dr Eke Agbai
STRATEGIC ADVISER ON FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
Uche I. Alphonsus
SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE
PRESIDENT
Chukwuemeka Eziakonwa
VICE PRESIDENT OF
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Mr. Aliyu Inuwa
DIRECTOR
Mo' Ekujumi, PMP
PORTFOLIO SOURCING SPECIALIST
Titilope Adesanya
GENERAL COUNSEL
Emeka Okoye
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Makama Moses
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Peter Ezeogu
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Folagbemi Olujuyigbe
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
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PARTNERS/PORTFOLIO
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SERVICES

3 MONTHS ACCELERATOR PROGRAM IS DIVIDED INTO 3 PHASES:

Model Phase: This phase focuses on market viability and a clear value proposition. This is achieved through the help of our amazing in-house team called ‘helpers’. It involves one on one ideation sessions with StartPreneurs helpers so as to assist the start-ups in defining their value proposition and your overall business model.

Validation Phase: This phase focuses on end-user experience and building the perfect MVP for customers. Our mentors, networks and partnerships are leveraged to make the first customer acquisition for the startup possible.

Expansion Phase: This phase focuses on all elements of the start-ups business model to get them investment ready. We have great Start-up lawyers, financial analysts, pitch trainers to support these entrepreneurs with the right skill set and materials they need to secure an investment from investors.

STARTPRENEURS YOUTH ACCELERATION PROGRAM (SYAP):

We also value children as entrepreneurs, change makers, and innovators. Startpreneurs Youth Acceleration Program (SYAP) enables children and youths to activate and develop their ideas, dreams, skills and confidence.

Delivered on a single school term, SYAP is an innovative, fun and engaging peer-learning program that empowers children to build on their entrepreneurial skill set and mindsets.

Through the support of our incredible hands-on mentors and helpers, children and youths learn how to take an idea and turn it into a successful business. From the inception of the program the young entrepreneurs conceive their ideas, they experience the fundamental basics of their business model, which leads to simple business plans developed and pitched for their final assessments

STARTPRENEURS PRE-RETIREMENT ENTREPRENEURIAL EMPOWERMENT DEVELOPMENT (SPEED):

SPEED program has been designed to change the negative perception of workers in every field and also for professionals reaching the peak of their career with no plans on ‘what next’ after retirement. We aim to change retirement fears by exposing this sect of individuals to positive social and economic opportunities. We do this by elevating and supporting these professionals whilst opening their minds in becoming innovative and creative modern industrial business leaders in various ventures.

STATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECOSYSTEM PROJECT (SEEP):

Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem across States in Nigeria is at the forefront of StartPreneurs Vision. Startup Communities are vital for the growth and development of any economy or state. The need for entrepreneurs to collaborate is vital in this process as action breeds ownership. The various levels of the Nigerian State government need to be aligned so as to be able to create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem for their states. Countries around the world aspire to make their economies more competitive by encouraging entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs in various states in Nigeria struggle as there are no basics of operating and growing their businesses because there are no entrepreneurial ecosystems. For entrepreneurs in various regions in Nigeria to thrive, there needs to be a great supportive ecosystem of infrastructure, access to distribution networks, finance e.t.c. StartPreneurs believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to building these ecosystems however we use a unique approach to create the perfect entrepreneurial ecosystems and hubs in each state in Nigeria.

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StartPreneurs Team pays a visit to The National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA on their great work in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nigeria. StartPreneurs also spoke with the Director General of NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Pantami on how StartPreneurs high technology focus on Machine Learning, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence is to build socially and high growth technology startups in Nigeria with emphasis on Space Technology.

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CONTACT US AND APPLY

We do not accept pitches by phone or web. 

PHONE: GIVE US A RING TO HAVE A PHYSICAL MEETING

+234 814 042 4240

 E MAIL

If you are an Entrepreneur who is interested in joining our accelerator program. the best route is to email your Executive Business summary to entrepreneurs@startpreneurs.com.ng and a member of our team will get back to you.

If you are an investor who is interested in joining our network to access our start up portfolios, the best route is to email your ‘Investor Profile’ to Investors@startpreneurs.com.ng and a member of our team will get back to you.

If you truly prefer the phone, our number is +234 814 042 4240
We highly prefer email and aren’t able to return all calls, and also the form below guarantees a response.

 ADDRESS

Block D, First Floor Bright Star Plaza No.50 Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Jabi Abuja