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What is Founder Institute?

The Founder Institute is the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, having helped launch over 4,000 companies across 185+ cities and six continents. See More

What is a Pre Seed Startup Accelerator? 

Firstly what is Pre-Seed? Pre-Seed means that you have an idea that you think might solve a problem and for this reason you set out to validate this idea through building a core/competent team that can work to achieve your solution, testing & validating your idea,  prototyping and setting out to achieve an MVP (Short for Minimum Viable Product). At this stage, you haven’t started making revenue off your solution. 

A Pre-Seed Startup Accelerator equips or points startups with/to the resources they require to achieve an MVP. This includes but not limited to trainings, mentorship, and funding.

The uniqueness of Founder Institute

Startups registered with Founder Institute share in the gains and losses together, such that even if your startup idea isn’t a viable one you still have equity in the companies formed from each program’s cohort it is called “The Equity Collective”. You can learn more about this here

You can register for this year’s program here

Snapshot of the timeline of events


Date  Location
Startup Pitch Bootcamp: Learn from Port Harcourt’s Top Entrepreneurs  2019-09-07, 12:00 PM Olotu Square
Startup Funding in Port Harcourt: How to Raise Money for your Idea 2019-09-14, 12:00 PM Ken Saro-Wiwa Innovation Hub
Founder Night Out: Network with Port Harcourt Entrepreneurs 2019-10-05, 12:00 PM Ken Saro-Wiwa Innovation Hub
How to Start a Global Startup in Port Harcourt 2019-10-19, 12:00 PM Olotu Square
Fonder Hotseat: Pitch Your Startup to Port Harcourt Startup Experts 2019-11-02, 12:00 PM Ken Saro-Wiwa Innovation Hub
Founder Institute VIP Launch Mixer 2019-11-16, 12:00 PM Olotu Square


The Next Event? 

Find Details of the next event below.


THEME: How to Start a Global Startup in Port Harcourt

If you would like to hear the experiences of people with deep startup experience, then join us for this ‘Global Startup’ panel event. Hear candid talks by successful entrepreneurs, sharing best practices, strategies and mistakes to avoid from those who have done it before. How do you get started on your entrepreneurial journey? How do you appeal to global markets? How should you structure your business? How do you find talented people to join your team? What is it really like to build a successful company, and what are the steps necessary?


Olotu Square 

No 1 Khana Street Dline, Port Harcourt. Nigeria. 

Port Harcourt. 

Start Date: Sat Oct 19, 2019

Starts at: 12:00 PM

Ends at: 03:30 PM

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who is launching or thinking about launching a global startup
  • Anyone who wants to meet local investors, accelerators, co-working spaces, and founders
  • Anyone who wants to learn about the resources available for local entrepreneurs

What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing
  • Panel Discussion with Representatives from Top Local Organizations
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening!

Speakers include: 

  • Uche Aniche – Founder, Havilah & Hills
  • Fortune Bekee – Co-founder & CTO, Ikokuonline
  • Ogochukwu Gabriella Moses – CEO, Briellez Events
  • Ere Samson Daveson – CEO, Color Data
  • Ugochukwu Nkwocha – Founder, 9jaCodeKids

You can Learn More about the event here

You can learn more about Founder Institute here

You can register for this year’s program here



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