Transition Days in Lagos kicked-off at the Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) with sessions focused on transitioning the startups from “training mode” to “cooperation mode”.
For the past 3 months, startups in the Lagos Accelerator participated in an intense training program facilitated by CcHub. This was the First Phase of the Make-IT Accelerator program and the focus was primarily on building the capacity of the startups in the areas of business development, financial management, and product development.
As they transition into the Second Phase of the Accelerator, the focus will be on B2B matchmaking and mentorship. The sessions on Wednesday were facilitated by Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) and the German Delegation for Industry and Commerce in Nigeria (AHK). VC4A will be identifying sector and business-specific mentors for each startup and AHK will utilize the information gathered from the needs assessment they conducted, to identify meaningful business partnerships for each startup.