Velocity by Founder Institute Lagos: See Great Startups Pitch

The Founder Institute (FI) is the world’s largest startup accelerator, and the Lagos program is notoriously difficult. In fact, in the inaugural Lagos 2019 Cohort, 757 people applied to the program, and only 24 were able to make it to Graduation. At this event you can learn more about the Graduating companies, and see presentations from entrepreneurs who are building the next great startups in Nigeria. Learn the tips and tactics to building a company in Lagos, and ask founders about their experience in the accelerator program. Angels, venture capitalists, media, mentors, and anyone interested in Lagos startups are invited to attend and connect. There is limited space and we expect an audience of several hundred attendees.


Commerce House, 1, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

  • Start Date: Sat Nov 16, 2019
  • Starts at: 11:00 AM
  • Ends at: 05:00 PM

Velocity by Founder Institute Lagos

Velocity is designed to celebrate Founder Institute Lagos Graduates who have been through FI’s Hard Core, Navy-Seal Curriculum and have survived. Put simply, a start-up that survives the 14-Week program will be ‘velocified’ and ready to take on not just the Lagos but soon enough the African market.

Who Should Attend?

  •  Angel and early-stage investors looking to invest in startups
  •  Alumni, mentors, and friends of the Founder Institute
  •  Anyone interested in launching a technology company in Lagos
  • Anyone who is interested in innovative companies coming out of Lagos


  • Registration
  • Welcome Address
  • Presentation on FI
  • Keynote Speech
  • Video on the FI Journey
  • Pitch 1
  • Panel Session
  • Presentation on FI
  • Pitch 2
  • Presentation of Certificates
  • Closing Remarks
  • Networking

For more information about the investors, accelerators, incubators, and tech events available in Lagos, see our list of Startup Resources. Or, if you’re interested in perfecting your pitch, read our Pitch Deck Guide and download free pitch templates.




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