Accion Venture Lab launches Second Edition of Company Builder Programme

Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of global non-profit Accion, has launched the second edition of its Company Builder programme, applications for which will close on the 8th of April 2019.

Through the programme, Accion Venture Lab works with entrepreneurs to develop inclusive fintech solutions for underbanked consumers in Nigeria, validate their models in the market, and build a business from the ground up.

Accion Venture Lab Company Builder Associate, Averi Thomas-Moore said the programme leverages Accion Venture Lab’s global knowledge and expertise in fintech for financial inclusion and provides both financial and non-financial support as entrepreneurs selected for the programme scale their businesses.

Accion Venture Lab’s Company Builder programme aims to build seed-funded fintech startups from the ground up in Nigeria.

“We have launched the programme and are now recruiting 15 future entrepreneurs from diverse fields to help lead the effort,” she said.

Company Builder participants are selected based on individual talent and ambition, no business ideas are required as part of the application process. Accion Venture Lab will with the programme participants review research, carry out focus groups, generate, refine and rank ideas over a series of sessions.

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