Labs by ARM – FinTech focused Accelerator Program 2019 for early & growth stage FinTech startups

Application Deadline: 30th December 2019

Labs by ARM 2.0 is designed to engage post-MVP FinTech startups in a series of activities aimed at exponentially advancing the growth of their companies within a short time frame, and ensuring their investment-readiness. Selected startups will be provided with financial investment, distribution, access to investors and lots more!

We are looking for companies that are post-MVP and operating in the FinTech space in Nigeria. These startups should have a well-rounded, complementary team for product vision (what to build), technology (how to build it), and business (how to make money from it) and should be solving an important problem for a highly-engaged set of customers.

Requirements:

Should be post-MVP startups

Should be operating in the FinTech space

Should be post-revenue

Founders should have…

  • some unique insight or compelling worldview
  • deep domain expertise and/or a strong grasp of the landscape
    an eye for detail
  • tenacity, high conscientiousness, and a bias towards execution

Startups should have a well-rounded, complementary team

i.e. in-house capacity for product vision (what to build), technology (how to build it), and business (how to make money from it)

Startups should be solving an important problem

For a highly-engaged set of custome

Key Areas of Interest are

Solving problems in customer experience, process automation and improvement (including transaction and customer care response speeds), and operational cost reduction.

Benefits

During the 12 weeks, we will work intensively with each startup; primarily on product, market and team to get them in the best shape possible. We will provide them with office space, access to the ARM network and carefully selected mentors from the fintech industry who will provide hands-on support and valuable introductions.

Access to Funding

Direct equity funding for the selected startups worth $20,000 each in equity.

Co-working Space

Workspace, internet, and other infrastructure.

Mentorship

Accepted startups enjoy hands-on mentorship from leaders in the FinTech sector.

Partnerships

Business services provided through partnerships (such as AWS credit, Azure credit, legal services).

Access to Investors

Startups will get introduced to a network of investors at the end of the program for possible follow-on investments.

Access to the program’s alumni network

Startups get to meet previous cohort founders and learn from their experience firsthand.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Labs by ARM – FinTech focused Accelerator Program 2019

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