• Hello Nigeria!

    We are on the way to you

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

    Abuja, Nigeria | 4 - 6. August 2017

  • THE SPRINTERS EXPERIENCE NIGERIA

    3-Day Fempreneurship Workshop

     

    Join our Sprinters 3-day workshop sprint.

    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.

     

    LAGOS - 31. Jul - 02. Aug | ABUJA - 04. Aug - 06. Aug | GALA in ABUJA 06. Aug

     

     

    - APPLICATION DEADLINE -

    09. July

     

  • Some of our Sprinters

    Mentors & Speakers

    Eniola Mafe

    Programs Manager

    The Niger Delta Partnership Initiative Foundation (NDPI)

    Patrick Gaincko

    CEO & Founder

    gainxperience.com

    Chi Tola

    CEO

    ChiTola Farms Nigeria

    Mohammed Ibrahim Jega

    MD &CEO

    Emerge Tech Africa

    Tosin Durotoye

    Director/Strategist

    Housing Partnership Network

    Ify Malo

    Nigerian Campaign Director / CEO

    Power For All &

    Clean Tech Hub - Nigeria's Energy Innovation Center

     

    Chibuikem Agbaegbu

    Nigerian Lead /Market Access

    Power For All

    CEO, Beckaphyll Energy

    Teina Teibowei

    Nigerian Lead / Stakeholder Engagement

    Power For All

    more to come....

  • Application Process & Payment

     

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

     

    1. July 9th

    Last day to submit your application & ₦ 5,000 application fee

     

    2. July 16th

    Recipients are notified

     

    3. July 23rd

    Last day to submit your participation fee of ₦ 20,000

    *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)

     

    4. August 2nd Lagos | August 6th Abuja

    Recipients begin the program

     

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

     
  • How it Works

    The Sprint

    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 -

    Team Building

    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 -

    The Sprint

    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 -

    The Pitch

    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!

  • SCHEDULE

    Day 1 *preliminary schedule

    08:00 Registration

    08:30 Breakfast and Networking

    09:00 Welcome Public & Speaker

    10:00 Introduce the chosen Top 5 pitches

    11:00 Teams Building Activities / Assign Project

    12:00 Lunch

    13:30 Business Canvas Workshop

    14:30 How to do a Pitch + Storytelling

    15:15 Policy & Strategic Development

    16:00 SNACK + Start Project Work

    18:00 Yoga class 1

    Official END of the DAY + open end to continue working

     

    Day 2 - Thu *preliminary schedule

    09:00 Breakfast Snack/Venue Opening

    09:30 Team check-in

    10:00 Yoga #2

    10:30 Recap of previous day + Q&A

    11:00 Teams Project Work

    13:00 Lunch

    14:00 Teams Project Work

    16:00 Gut Check / SNACK Pitch Prep + Feedback with Mentors

             basic prototyping and surrounding business development efforts (financial modeling, site, PR, marketing plan, etc)

    18:00 Official END of the DAY + open end to continue working

     

    Day 3 - Fri *preliminary schedule

    09:00 Breakfast Snack/Venue Opening

    10:00 Pitch Preparations / Finishing up

    13:00 Lunch

    14:00 Pitch Preparations / Finishing up

    15:30 Snacks

    16:00 Presentation & Motivation Ritual for Participants

    17:00 Close up at tech location and prep for Pitch Night at 2nd venue

    --------------------Move to Party Venue----------------------------------------------------

    18:00 Open Party Venue

    19:00 Welcome Speech

    19:30 Finale & Pitches Start

    20:00 Panel Discussion

    20:30 Awards

    21:00 Networking | Fun Time | Party

  • 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

  • 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.

     

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