The Business Acceleration Bootcamp is for entrepreneurs in Nigeria with early stage businesses [0-2years] looking to scale and/or to attract potential investment and support.
The bootcamp will include interactive workshops and mentor led sessions delivered by Oxygen Startup, UK.
Oxygen Startups works with entrepreneurs across the globe at every stage of their startup journey – be that an individual with a great idea, to a fully formed high growth company poised to receive investment. They provide curriculum of expertise and support to enable individuals and companies to refine their ideas into successful high growth businesses.
SOME OUTCOMES FOR BOOTCAMP PARTICIPANTS:
Learn and be mentored by UK and Nigerian entrepreneurs
Increased capacity to build more sustainable and scalable enterprises
Better understanding of approaches to funding opportunities and investor requirementsParticipation Criteria
All applicants must be:
Be Nigeria citizens
Be between the ages of 21 - 40 at the time of submission of application
Be a representative of a small/medium scale enterprise [0-2 years]. [Please note: Only one person per enterprise will be accepted to participate in the boot camp]
Be available to participate in the boot camp holding in Lagos in the week of 19th - 23rd June 2017 [Specific dates to be confirmed]
Be able to cover any personal-travel-accommodation costs if applying from outside Lagos
Ideal candidates for the WISE Accelerator will be existing projects at an early stage of development, with the following attributes:
Established for at least two years;
A significant and growing number of beneficiaries or customers;
A record of activities with a product or service that has been successfully implemented and beyond proof of concept;
Existing, stable revenues, and new opportunities for growth;
A dedicated team, with an established physical space or office;
Deep knowledge of the market/education context and of their beneficiaries’ or customers’ needs;
Clear future objectives and motivation to develop further;
Good understanding of the project’s current challenges in scaling.
Projects from all sectors and regions of the world are invited to apply for the WISE Accelerator.
The WISE Accelerator is a program designed to support the development of innovative projects in the field of education. Selected projects receive the guidance and expertise of qualified mentors and partners who provide effective strategies and practical support for their further development.
Ahead of the 2017 World Music Day there’ll be 2 days of Film Screening celebrating music as an unrelenting force in the face of oppression.
About The Films
THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST: Malian Music in Exile [dir. Johanna Schwartz.] is a feature-length documentary following musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music. Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremists’ groups rose up to capture an area the size of the UK and France combined. But rather than lay down their instruments, Mali’s musicians fought back.
SUMÉ: THE SOUND OF A REVOLUTION [dir. Inuk Silis Høegh]: From 1973 to 1976 the Greenlandic rock band Sumé released three albums and changed the history of Greenland. The group’s political songs were the first to be recorded in the Greenlandic language – a language that prior to Sumé didn’t have words for “revolution” or “oppression”. After 250 years of Danish colonization Sumé set in motion a revival of Greenlandic culture and identity, and paved the way for a Greenlandic home rule government.
Date: 10th June, 2017
Venue: Old Film Unit, Nigerian Film Corporation, [beside Voice of Nigeria] Ikoyi Rd, Obalende, Ikoyi, Lagos.
SONG OF LAHORE examines the lives and the cultural heritage of Pakistan's classical musicians, and asks whether there is still room for them in a society roiled by social and religious upheaval. After toiling in obscurity for years, an innovative album leads Sachal Studios to international acclaim, and a triumphant concert with Wynton Marsalis and his orchestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center. This feature length documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken follows their dramatic journey, and asks if they will ever find an audience at home.
Date: 10th June, 2017
Venue: Old Film Unit, Nigerian Film Corporation, (beside Voice of Nigeria) Ikoyi Rd, Obalende, Ikoyi, Lagos.
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