FATE Foundation ScaleUp Lab Agribusiness Accelerator Programme 2017 for Nigerian entrepreneurs

Application Deadline: Sunday, July16, 2017.

ScaleUp Lab by FATE Foundation is a unique Accelerator Programme aimed at providing targeted support to early-stage high-potential and growth-driven ventures within the growth sectors of the Nigerian economy namely; Agribusiness, Creatives, Health and Education.

The Agribusiness Accelerator Programme is for Nigerian entrepreneurs within the agribusiness space at early stage (2-4 years), looking to scale, expand their market reach and/or attract potential investors. The programme duration is 6 months and includes a one-week acceleration bootcamp, interactive workshops, consulting sessions, business support services, one-on-one and group mentoring sessions with a team of seasoned faculty members.

The objectives of the ScaleUp Lab are:

  • Identify early stage high potential startup entrepreneurs within the target growth sectors (Agribusiness, Creatives, Health and Education) and position them for growth.
  • Improve success rate outcomes of high potential high impact startup businesses in the target sectors.
  • Create opportunities for agriculture startups to scale up and impact domestic productivity levels within their respective value chains while also creating jobs and improving livelihoods.
Applicant must be

  • A Nigerian citizen (male or female)
  • Between ages 21-35 as at July 31st, 2017
  • An entrepreneur operating in the agribusiness sector
  • A CAC registered business in startup – early years stage (Only one participant per business will be accepted)
  • Available to participate full-time in the one-week bootcamp between (Monday, August 7, 2017 – Friday, August 11, 2017) and all other activities required throughout the duration of the programme.
  • Able to cover all personal, transportation or communication costs throughout the duration of the programme.

ScaleUp Lab is a 3-6 month accelerator programme and comprises the following sector tracks:

In each sector track, the ScaleUp Lab provides targeted learning, mentoring, business model improvement, access to market and funds support to boost the following areas:

  • Refined business model
  • Improved product lines
  • More efficient operating structures
  • Better skilled entrepreneurs and business teams
  • Access to market and market expansion
  • Access to required funding
  • High growth and scale
  • Increased revenues and profit margin

Each Sector Track will only select 10 fellows per year. Whether in startup or early stage, your business will benefit from the Scaleup Lab Accelerator Programme by having customized support that meets your needs.



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