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    "Every part, from beginning to end at Sprinters in Dublin was so rich and insightful. And the best part was to work with people who want to be just as successful like me"

    ~ Salome Picard, Particpant

  • Be Part of the Sprinters Experience

  • UP NEXT:
    3-Day Workshop Sprint

    Lagos, Nigeria | 31. July - 2. August 2017

    Abuja, Nigeria | 4 - 6. August 2017

  • The Challenge

    African economies are some of the fastest growing in the world, but that growth threatens to leave behind a generation of young people.

     

    With 200 million people aged 15 to 24, Africa has the youngest population in the world. And yet, 60% of all unemployed in Africa are youth, and that doesn’t count young people who are underemployed with low pay and few advancement opportunities.

     

    Nigeria exemplifies both the challenge and the opportunity facing youth. Roughly 77% of the population is under 35 years old, where the amount of men to women is almost equally distributed, with an unemployment rate of 8.1% between the age of 15-24. Nigeria currently experiences an economic crisis where the government looks to private sector, with expanding manufacturing, financial, service, communications, technology and entertainment sectors - an opportunity for the young generation. While young people are motivated to create their own jobs through entrepreneurship, they often lack the skills, networks, and capital needed to grow their businesses to the size where they can create jobs for others.

    Sprinters Global seeks to change that paradigm. Through capacity-building, mentorship, advising, and access to affordable capital, Sprinters Global removes the barriers so that young people can lead the economic transformation of their countries.

     

    In the peak of the Great Recession, most African professionals who were located in the U.S. and Western Europe returned to their native countries after they lost their jobs. They went back with top-grade technical skills, managerial experiences, and international networks. But because there were limited available jobs in Africa as the recession decimated stock markets and businesses, most of these individuals went into entrepreneurship.

    “African entrepreneurs will play major roles as they redesign business models in a period of currency controls, currency devaluations, and government stasis.”

     

    This is a virtuoso moment in Africa with its 1.2 billion people latent opportunity. Convergence of foreign exchange scarcity and abundance of local indigenous capabilities will bring a new dawn even as governments are funding local entrepreneurs and challenging them to make customers their “growth investors.”; these entrepreneurs will transform the continent with the brainpower of the citizens and offer the road map to a new African economy.

     

  • BE A MENTOR

    As a voluntary mentor at Sprinters you support our mission to bring exceptional women in entrepreneurship and tech to the forefront. We want you all to know how absolutely vital you are in making Sprinters a quality event. Your primary role is to be present and available. By your presence and availability, you give teams the confidence to achieve and the knowledge necessary to progress. You will support the teams in their project work and get them ready for the pitches with your professional experience and skills. Your support will be needed for questions that may come from areas such as Business Model, Customer Validation, Design and Technical Execution. Teams generally need a lot of help around the areas of market validation (especially with primary research), product scoping, and crafting the business case for their project. Make a difference and become a mentor at The Sprinters Experience Nigeria 2017.

     

    #SheRunsIt

  • Media

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    The Sprinters Experience Nigeria

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  • Our Partners

    Meet the companies and media that support The Sprinters Experience Nigeria

    become a partner

    HERE

  • Meet Your

    Mentors & Speakers

    Eniola Mafe

    Programs Manager

    The Niger Delta Partnership Initiative Foundation (NDPI)

    Patrick Gaincko

    CEO & Founder

    gainxperience.com

    Chika Uwazie

    CEO

    TalentBase Nigeria

    Mohammed Ibrahim Jega

    MD &CEO

    Emerge Tech Africa

    Tosin Durotoye

    Principal

    The Red Kite Group

    Ify Malo

    Nigerian Campaign Director

    Power For All

    CEO

    Clean Tech Hub - Nigeria's Energy Innovation Center

     

    Chibuikem Agbaegbu

    Nigerian Lead /Market Access

    Power For All

    CEO

    Beckaphyll Energy

    Nichole Yembra

    CFO - VGG

    Managing Partner

    Green House Capital

    Co-Founder agni fitness

    Tobi Ayeni

    Digital Strategist & Founder

    MissTechy - Nigeria's Female Tech Blog

     

    Kome Ajegba

    Investment Professional

    Africa Finance Corp.

    Chi Tola

    CEO

    ChiTola Farms Nigeria

    Teina Teibowei

    Nigerian Lead / Stakeholder Engagement

    Power For All

    Rose Keffas

    Consultant

    OSSAP-SDGs

    Farida Yahya

    Social Entrepreneur

    Ja Muje Nigeria

    Northernlife Nigeria

    Bankole Oloruntoba

    .Founder

    Network of Incubators and Innovators in Nigeria

    more to come....

  • Get Your Ticket Now

    WANT TO TRANSFER TO A BANK ACCOUNT INSTEAD?

    Then please send us an Email to (saskia@sprinters.co) with your

    - FULL NAME (First and Last)

    - EMAIL ADDRESS

    - PHONE NUMBER

    and we will give you all the details.

    WANT TO PAY CASH?

    Then please send us an Email to (saskia@sprinters.co) with your

    - FULL NAME (First and Last)

    - EMAIL ADDRESS

    - PHONE NUMBER

    and we will give you all the details.

    This program is open to women across experience levels and geographies, and is designed to help participants excel in entrepreneurship.

     

    NORMAL PRICE ₦ 25,000

    participation form

    *The fee will include all workshops, food & beverages, working supplies, yoga class, and

    access to the gala in Abuja on August 8th, 2017. (transport to attend the gala is not included

     

    Payment can be done through VoguePay in Naira (₦) or through Paypal in British Pounds (£)

     
     

    LAGOS | July 31 - August 02 (start 8am)

    Location:    REDAHLIA WORKSPACE, 43b Emima Crescent off Toyin Street Ikeja, Lagos

     

    ABUJA | August 4th - 6th (start 8am)

    Location: BD Hub, Discovery Mall, Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja

     

  • THE SPRINTERS EXPERIENCE NIGERIA

    3-Day Fempreneurship Workshop

     

    30 amazing and ambitious women will be selected

     

    Attend business leadership skills workshops,

    work with your team immediately on a business case,

    pitch it to a jury of selected industry leaders and

    celebrate like a star after your achievements.

  • Application Process & Payment

    This program is open to women across experience levels and geographies, and is designed to help participants excel in entrepreneurship.

     

    1. July 23rd

    Last day to submit your participation form & fee of ₦ 25,000

    *The fee will include all workshops, food & beverages, working supplies, yoga class, and

    access to the gala in Abuja on August 8th, 2017. (transport to attend the gala is not included)

     

    2a. July 31 Lagos / August 2nd finish

    Ladies begin the program

    Location: REDAHLIA WORKSPACE, 43b Emima Crescent off Toyin Street Ikeja, Lagos

     

    2b. August 4th Abuja / August 6th finish

    Ladies begin the program

    Location: BD Hub, Discovery Mall, Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja

     

    Payment can be done through VoguePay in Naira (₦) or through Paypal in British Pounds (£)

     

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  • Choose your Payment Option

    Pay in Naira via Payant

    Participation Fee - 25,000.00

     

    Pay in Pounds via PayPal

    Participation Fee - £ 50.00

  • PAYMENT IN NAIRA

    Lagos Workshop July 31st to August 2nd, 2017

    Abuja Workshop August 4th to 6th, 2017.

    PAYMENT IN GBP

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