Call for Applications: Nokia Growth Academy for Nigerian Startups.

Nokia Growth Academy

Growth Academy is aimed at accelerating high growth Nigerian start-ups to develop solutions that will solve real market needs.

GA runs four three-month cycles in a year starting from May to July. At the end of each stream, each start-up will have a world class scalable app launched on the Nokia platform (with full marketing support from Nokia).

The program is in three parts i.e. Capacity building, Product development and Launch. Each start-up undergoes hands-on prototype development and structured training with modules such as business model development, project implementation plan and lean product development. Tailored technical training and support will be provided by Futurice, a global training organization with expertise in mobile application development and user driven design.

During product development each start-up is complemented with the best of resources i.e. one-on-one mentorship, project implementation plan; and market research support to ensure that solutions meet specific market needs.

The last phase of the programme is dedicated to product testing, pilot launch and value redesign based on initial customer feedback. Each start-up will also pitch at an open Pitchfest to the wider community and investors as part of the final product launch.

To apply, go to www.growthacademy.org.
Applications Deadline:  Wednesday, 3rd October 2012 .

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