Launched the 3rd edition of the Startup Acceleration Program "Angola Virtual 2021

Founder Institute Luanda's Startup Acceleration Program aims to help build 20 promising technology-based companies with social impact.

The application process for the Startup Acceleration Program is over!

It took 3 months of intense work not only addressed to the local entrepreneurship ecosystem, but also to the Startup Ecosystem in Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOPs).

In the Founder Institute's application platform we received a total of 545 applications.  103 applications were approved. More than 40% of the approved applications came from entrepreneurs living in countries like Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and São Tomei.

After finalizing the admission process, the "Virtual Angola 2021" cohort closes with 20 entrepreneurs, of which 5 female founders.

The acceleration program begins April 27, 2021, the enrolled Founders seek to build solutions in the sectors of agriculture, blockchain, education, energy&sustainability, logistics, manufacturing, e-commerce platforms and health. Over the next 3 months they will have the opportunity to:

  • Get constant feedback and regular mentoring "Office Hours" with over 50 mentors, investors and entrepreneurs from the FI Global Network;
  • Make rapid progress on their business using a proven and structured method to gain traction and preparation for funding;
  • Be referred to post-programs, including the "Funding Lab", to continue to get expert support for years to come
  • Expand their networking and support network globally; over 4,500 alumni and 18,000 mentors in over 200 cities.

In an effort to ensure the health and safety of mentors, partners and program participants, this cohort of Founder Institute Luanda will be conducted completely online, allowing Founders to build their business from the comfort of their home.

The Fi Luanda team would like to thank the entrepreneurs and agents of the ecosystem for their interest in our Program, the partners and FI Network for their support in the promotion and active participation in the events.

Congratulations to the Founders enrolled in the Program, the journey over the next 3 months will require dedication and a lot of effort; creating a successful business is difficult but rewarding. Let's do it!

Let's build the future!

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