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Start Right

Virtual Start-Up Incubation Program For Entrepreneurs & Social Innovators


1 I cannot imagine putting everything I have — my hopes, dreams & finances — into starting a business, only to watch it crash & burn.

2 No one will take me seriously. Having a degree, diploma or simply spotting an opportunity doesn’t make me qualified to be an entrepreneur.

3 I just finished a vocational skills acquisition training or technical school & I just want to know how to turn my skills into a business.

4 Some say my idea is crazy & I am starting to believe they are right. I don’t even know where to start on this entrepreneurial journey.

5 What if my skills are not valued & I end up not getting customers? What if I’m wrong about my product, target audience, or market strategy?

6 How will I get money to start? What if I run out of cash & I have obligations to meet? What if I lose investor’s money or my entire life savings?

The hardest part of starting up is starting out. Entrepreneurship isn’t for the fearless. It’s for the individuals who are prepared enough & strong enough to learn from their fears & work past them. Instead of avoiding your fears, embrace them, & use them as a motivation to learn more about your business.

#StartRight is Acceler8 Hub’s virtual start-up incubation program created to spark the entrepreneurial spirit in you (as a youth &/or woman) & help you overcome your fears of starting a business. It is a self-paced, experiential online learning platform that empowers you — a start-up founder (& your team) to learn as you build your business(es) on the go!

The Nitty Gritty....

What To Expect

Through the #StartRight program, Acceler8 Hub is catalysing & creating a community of entrepreneurs (& change agents) starting with a pilot program of 1,000 entrepreneurs in Lagos State, Nigeria. With this program you will get: 

  1. Virtual training: 12 months access to the virtual school where you will get the opportunity to acquire entrepreneurship skills and earn certificates. You will be able to validate your core hypothesis quickly, develop products & services users love and gain traction.
  2. Peer to peer learning: moderated peer to peer learning and exchange at every level all in the comfort of your own space.
  3. Opportunity to use the business plan developed from this program to apply for seed (start-up) capital with our access to finance partner – Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF).

This platform utilises tools and approaches, which have produced over 1,500 entrepreneurs across Africa, Europe and North America. The tools & approaches on the platform have further helped raise over 10 million USD in funding for various clients’ projects across multiple sectors be it for profit from micro to large businesses and social innovation initiatives.

Your Investment

How Much Will It Cost

Move from idea to viable products/services. At the end of your whole year’s experience (doing the work of course!!), you will clearly understand the assumptions & success factors of your business(es) which will be used for your Business Plan, including your 5-Year Financial Projections. In addition, you will understand how to:

  • Identify your target market
  • Position your start-up in the target market
  • Acquire paying customers 
  • Build an effective team
  • Draft & develop a pitch
  • Scale your new venture
  • & much more

The actual cost of this 12 months program is over $1,000 per person. Through our partnerships, we are spreading the love (& knowledge too) to 1,000 youth & women start-up founders in Lagos State, Nigeria to get access at a subsidized cost of ₦24,000 (about $70) with localised support from Acceler8 Hub & our other local partners.

Invest in building the business of your dreams & change the world while at it.

Ready to get started?

Secure your seat as one of the 1,000 beneficiaries of the #StartRight (Lagos Edition) Virtual Start-Up Incubation Program.

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