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Tech Startupbootcamp is hosting FastTrack in Lagos to source top Africa-focused innovators

Startupbootcamp is seeking applications from disruptive startups in selected industries for the Lagos, Nigeria FastTrack programme

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Philip Kiracofe, co-founder and CEO of Startupbootcamp Africa, who will be leading the Lagos FastTrack

(Startupbootcamp Africa)

Startupbootcamp Africa will be hosting a FastTrack in Lagos, as part of a global tour to source, grow and scale the next generation of Africa-focused innovators.

The FastTrack programme scheduled to hold in Lagos, Nigeria, April 7, 2018, to build on the rapid success of its inaugural 2017 Cape Town tech venture accelerator programme that catapulted Nigerian startup MOBicure and their flagship application UMOMi into the spotlight.

The first-ever Startupbootcamp Africa Accelerator was a rollercoaster success with a record 32 corporate agreements including pilots and proof-of-concepts, signed during the accelerator.

Philip Kiracofe and Zachariah George, the co-founders of Startupbootcamp Africa while commenting said: “Fast Track events are a rare opportunity for startups across the globe to present their businesses to an elite group of mentors comprising industry experts, corporate executives and investors. Through more than 2 hours of personal, dedicated one-on-one feedback from mentors and subject-matter experts, startups will be able to engage with the Startupbootcamp global community and will also be able to meet with industry executives and exposed to worldwide opportunities.

Startupbootcamp is seeking applications from disruptive startups in industries including blockchain, connected devices, payment solutions, capital markets and asset management, integrated supply chain, e-commerce, alternative financing, identity management, digital connectivity, data and behavioural analytics and enabling technologies for the Lagos, Nigeria FastTrack.

Stanley Gabriel, Head of Innovation at Old Mutual Personal Finance, is enthusiastic about the possibilities that the FastTrack events open up. “Through our partnership with Startupbootcamp, startups have the opportunity to leverage our expertise, experience, resources and talent to build more compelling commercial propositions with clear commercial outcomes, while our business and our stakeholders, in turn, benefit from their innovative ideas. We look forward to what Kampala has to offer!”

The inaugural Startupbootcamp Africa programme received applications from all over the world, and one of the Top 10 was a Nigerian startup named MOBicure.

Startupbootcamp FastTracks are informal events hosted all over the world and the aim is for the SBC team, mentors and sponsors to have the opportunity to meet the most suitable early-stage companies interested in joining the 2018 programme.

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