Learn How To Turn Your Idea Into A Thriving Startup.

Discover how to turn your idea into a profitable startup that solves a problem that customers are willing to pay for. 

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About the Aspiring Founder Program

The Aspiring Founder Program is a 4-Week intensive training program  designed to equip and empower aspiring founders with the right resources and tools needed to generate lucrative startup ideas and turn them into thriving startups.

 what we offer 

Program

Benefits

  • Comprehensive  educational and practical live sessions.
  • Weekly progress assessment and networking opportunities and mentoring sessions.
  • Exclusive Q&A session with successful founders and industry experts.
  • Access to co-working space, product design, development and other perks.
Special Offer! Apply now and get a FREE Gift!

Here’s what founders say about our program.

The session was uniquely insightful, I'm really lucky to be in Founders School.

DAVID 
Founder, Davkart

It has been an amazing journey joining Founder School. Taking us from idea stage to funding was too amazing.

SHEME
Founder, Knitwear

The knowledge and teachings from the program has gone a long way in helping me position and scale my startup, and I very much recommend to other founders out there.

BoluwaTife
Founder, Centiiv

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Course content

What we'll cover...

WEEK 1

Session1 

Start with WHY

In this foundational session, we'll help you uncover the driving force behind your entrepreneurial journey. Discover your core values, passions, and motivations, providing a solid foundation for your startup venture.

WEEK 2

Session 2

The Ideation Process

Dive into the creative process of generating innovative business ideas. Learn effective brainstorming techniques, problem identification, and market research to transform your vision into actionable concepts.

WEEK 2

 Session 3

Q & A Session with a Founder

Gain valuable insights directly from a seasoned founder who has successfully navigated the entrepreneurial journey. This interactive session allows you to ask questions about their experiences, challenges, and strategies for building a thriving startup.

WEEK 3

 Session 4

Understanding Product Design

Explore the crucial aspects of crafting user-centered products. This session delves into user experience (UX) design, prototyping, and user feedback, ensuring your product not only meets but exceeds customer expectations.

WEEK 4

 Session 5

Your Go-To-Market Strategy

Develop a comprehensive plan to launch and scale your startup successfully. Cover market analysis, target audience identification, marketing channels, and sales strategies to effectively take your product or service to market.

WEEK 4

 Session 6

Q & A Session with a Founder

Connect with an accomplished founder. This session provides a unique opportunity to learn from real-world experiences, ensuring you're equipped with the knowledge and insights needed to navigate the critical stages of your startup journey.

WEEK 5


Demo & Grad Day

Present your startup projects or concepts before a distinguished panel of judges, including experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts. This session is the ultimate test of your newfound skills and knowledge and the possibility of unlocking exciting bonuses to get you started on your journey.

UNBEATABLE PERKS

Top Performers Bonus (Worth $5,000+)

At the Aspiring Founder Program, we believe in recognizing and rewarding excellence. That's why we're excited to introduce our Top Performers' Bonuses!

For those participants who consistently demonstrate exceptional dedication, creativity, and progress throughout the program, we have special bonuses in store. These bonuses may include exclusive mentorship opportunities, access to premium resources, or even introductions to potential investors and partners.

By going above and beyond, you not only gain invaluable skills and knowledge but also open doors to further elevate your entrepreneurial journey. 

Access to Co-working Space*

Collaborate in a vibrant environment designed for innovation and networking.


Intro to potential B2B partners & associates

Forge valuable connections for business growth and collaboration.


Access to Growth Toolkit & Resources

Unlock a treasure trove of resources for startup success.


Access to The Ultimate Marketing Tech Stack

Harness powerful tech tools to supercharge your marketing efforts.


Weekly Growth Strategy Session

Fine-tune and review your startup strategy with regular expert guidance.


Access to the Go-To-Market Blueprint

Navigate the market confidently with a proven step-by-step strategy.


Access to Product Design & Development Team

Turn ideas into reality with expert design and development support.


Access to Mentors and industry experts.

Learn from experienced mentors and industry leaders on your journey.


Access to Exclusive Training Sessions

Sharpen your skills through specialized, members-only training sessions.


*For Lagos residents ONLY

About

Founder School

Founders School is a platform that equips and empowers aspiring, early-stage and growth stage founders across Africa with the knowledge, mentorship, growth opportunities, resources, strategy and talent required to build a great startup.

 INSTRUCTORS 

Some of our past facilitators

CEO, Beezop

Charles Dairo


Lead Consultant

Gloria Nnanke Essien


Founder, SDC School

Cynthia E. Chisom


CEO, Pocketlawyer

Ngozi Nwabueze


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Learn and connect with founders, industry experts and thought leaders across Africa.

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WHAT IS FOUNDER SCHOOL?

Founders School is a platform that equips and empowers aspiring, early-stage and growth stage founders across Africa with the knowledge, mentorship, growth opportunities, resources, strategy and talent required to build a great startup.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN THE ASPIRING FOUNDER PROGRAM?

The Aspiring Founder Program is your gateway to transforming your entrepreneurial aspirations into a successful reality. By joining, you will:

  • Gain valuable insights from experienced founders.
  • Acquire practical knowledge in ideation, product development, and go-to-market strategy.
  • Connect with a supportive community of like-minded individuals.
  • Receive personalized guidance and feedback on your startup ideas.
  • Have the opportunity to pitch your concepts to a panel of judges.

Whether you're just starting or looking to refine your startup journey, this program provides the guidance, resources, and mentorship you need to thrive in the entrepreneurial world.

WHo can apply for THE ASPIRING FOUNDER PROGRAM?

The Aspiring Founder Program is open to individuals from all backgrounds who have a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a student with a great idea, a professional looking to make a career change, or anyone with the desire to learn and create, you're welcome to apply. We believe diversity of thought and experience enriches our program and fosters creativity.

WHAT WILL I GAIN FROM THE PROGRAM?

By participating in the Aspiring Founder Program, you'll gain:

  • A deeper understanding of your entrepreneurial purpose.
  • Skills in ideation, product design, and go-to-market strategies.
  • Access to a network of mentors and fellow aspiring founders.
  • Confidence in pitching and presenting your startup concepts.
  • Potential recognition and feedback from industry experts.

Ultimately, you'll gain the knowledge, tools, and support to turn your startup dreams into a reality.

What's next after the program?

After completing the program, your entrepreneurial journey continues! You'll have the foundation to:

  • Develop and refine your startup idea.
  • Seek funding or partnerships to bring your idea to life.
  • Leverage the connections you've made during the program.
  • Execute your go-to-market strategy and launch your venture.
  • Continue learning and growing as an entrepreneur through ongoing resources and networking opportunities.

The Aspiring Founder Program is just the beginning of your exciting path toward building a successful startup.