The third edition of General Electric’s (GE) advanced manufacturing skills training program for entrepreneurs is scheduled to take off in Lagos, Nigeria on the May 30, 2017.
The “GE Lagos Garage” is a four-week program dedicated to accelerating the impact of Nigeria’s most promising entrepreneurs, especially in advanced manufacturing. Selected participants will be granted access to a variety of world-class instructors, investors, technical experts and partners, and learn how to create products using cutting-edge manufacturing technology.
GE created the Garages program in 2012 to reinvigorate America’s interest in invention, innovation, and manufacturing. In 2014, Garages went global with four weeks of intensive workshops at GE’s offices in Lagos, Nigeria, using the latest in advanced manufacturing technologies: 3D printers, CNC mills, and laser cutters.
In December 2016, GE Nigeria launched a permanent installation of the Lagos Garage, a hub for training, strategy development, advanced manufacturing-based innovation and collaboration. So far, two cohorts of 68 entrepreneurs have gone through the program with over $1m in funding secured.
During this third iteration of the Garage program, participants will be trained in the latest advanced manufacturing technologies and techniques to enable innovation through rapid prototyping. They will learn and apply the core principles of design thinking, product development, finance, marketing, sales, and customer acquisition in real-time to their ventures.
The Garage will also provide participants with access to comprehensive training, advanced manufacturing hardware and an expanding network of dedicated mentors and alumni to support them in starting and scaling their companies, and in building a culture of collaboration and innovation to bring their most innovative ideas to life.
Interested entrepreneurs can apply for the free program at http://bit.ly/2017SummerGarage
For further information about the Lagos Garage, please contact the Associate Program Manager, Demilade Adesiyan at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mobile at 08051960057.