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.
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
REDAHLIA WORKSPACE, 43b Emima Crescent off Toyin Street Ikeja, Lagos
2b. August 4th Abuja / August 6th finish
Ladies begin the program
BD Hub, Discovery Mall, Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja
Payment can be done through VoguePay in Naira (₦) or through Paypal in British Pounds (£)
How it Works
During the Sprint EntreprenHERS, Leaders, Mentors and Innovators from the Business and Tech world come together to:
- plan, create, implement, test, and run your idea -
- DAY I -
find your puzzle pieces
Pitch your idea, vote for your favourites and form your team. Get right into work with your project while attending all workshops that give you all business insights.
- DAY II -
go out and play
After an early morning yoga session and lean practices workshop, go out and test your idea on real people. Finish the day with an improved winner product.
- DAY III -
jump. hit. win.
It's time to wrap up and go on stage. Present your real product or service to a selected jury. Celebrate your win with Sprinters.You just did it!
Be Part of the Sprinters Experience
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.
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.