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Founder Institute announces Fellowship Candidates in Lagos 

Founder Institute announces Fellowship Candidates in Lagos 

Founder Institute has a mission to globalize the success and scale thousands of startups have experienced in Silicon Valley. To this end, the number cities hosting a chapter is now well over 180 and counting.

Lagos chapter officially came on stream in February, 2019 and since then, there have been well over 300 applications via this link

In a bid to support the growth of the startup ecosystem, Founder Institute hereby announces its winners, for the Female and Frontier Founder fellowship awards.

Olamide Ogungbemi and Mercy Akowe emerged the preferred candidates for the Female Founder fellowship, while Joesph Awotabe, emerged the sole candidate for the Frontier Founder fellowship. Both Fellowship programs are part of the Lagos 2019 Semester.

The Female and Frontier Founder Fellowship are a number of different fellowships, offered by the Institute, to provide more opportunities for promising Founders, to launch companies in the Institute’s Idea-stage startup accelerator program.

Olamide and Mercy were both awarded this category of the fellowship, for being the most extraordinary technical applicants, giving them the opportunity to participate in the program for free. Both recipients are regarded as women with the utmost potentials, to become successful technology entrepreneurs.

“The Founder Institute is committed to narrowing the gender gap in high tech startups and in order to empower more females to launch technology companies, we have launched the Female Founder Initiative, to create more opportunities for female Founders, through the Institute and enable women to build successful companies”, explains, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr., Co-Director, FI Lagos.

Joesph Awotabe emerged the candidate for the Frontier Technology Fellowship, after demonstrating the highest potentials, for transformative impact. The Institute aims to inspire and empower ambitious entrepreneurs, to pursue world-changing problems and create transformative changes for humanity.

There is no shortage of big problems, facing humanity, but there is a shortage of ambitious Startups, trying to solve them. More than ever before, however, entrepreneurs building impact-focused companies, can truly change the world.

About the Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is the world’s largest pre-seed Startup accelerator. Since 2009, we have helped, over 3,500 Startups, raise, over $800million and build some of the world’s fastest growing companies. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 65 countries, the Institute’s mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people, to build impactful technology companies, worldwide. Visit

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