ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator, a program designed to invest in, and foster the growth of African startups, is set for a highly anticipated Demo Day on March 16th, 2023. This invite-only event will hold at the prestigious Landmark Event Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
Demo Day allows the inaugural cohort to display the results of their hard work and potential to key stakeholders in the African tech ecosystem. Showcasing their solutions at the event will also help the startups gain visibility, attract investments and create opportunities for further growth and success in the future.
The doors open at 12:30 PM for registration and networking. This is followed by an opening address by Oyin Solebo, the accelerators’ Managing Director. ARM Group CEO, Jumoke Ogundare, will also give a keynote address. The main event will commence at around 2 PM and feature pitches from the founders in the program.
There will also be a panel with Techstars-backed founders – Healthtracka CEO Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson, Max.ng CEO and CTO Adetayo Bamiduro and Chinedu Azodoh, and others. Ike Eze, Managing Partner, Beta Ventures, will have a fireside chat too.
The event ends with a well-attended dinner with key stakeholders and decision-makers in the tech ecosystem – another opportunity to network and build connections.
Techstars has been investing in African startups since 2015 and has continued to propel innovation and entrepreneurship on the continent. The event offers a unique opportunity to connect and collaborate by bringing together such diverse attendees.
The class of 2022 consists of 10 Nigerian and 2 Kenyan startups across e-commerce, fintech, proptech, datatech, legal tech, insurtech and health tech. The selection process involved interviews with Techstars Managing Director Oyin Solebo and a 15-member screening committee.
Read more: Meet the 10 Nigerian startups selected for ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator
Speaking on the startup selection. Oyin Solebo, Techstars’ Managing Director, said, “Since the announcement that Techstars was coming to Lagos, there has been great anticipation about the selection of the inaugural cohort.”
“After a competitive application process, we have chosen entrepreneurs who have the capacity to be exceptional founders, startups that have the potential to be industry leaders, and a cohort that is collectively capable of bringing innovation and change to Africa and the world.”
After months of intense training, masterclasses, workshops, mentorships and building, the ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator program will end on the 17th of March, 2023.
Click here to register and join Demo Day virtually. To attend in person, do not hesitate to contact [email protected] to register for the invite-only event.
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About ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator Program
The Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas — entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs.
In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, Techstars does this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in over 3,300 companies with a combined market cap of over $96B.
In April 2022, Techstars announced a partnership with ARM Labs, a Lagos-based innovation program that assists fintech firms in starting the ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator Program.
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