Register to Attend the FAST Entrepreneurship Programme


iDEA is launching the  Fostering and Accelerating Startups in Tech (FAST) entrepreneurship program, for technology start-ups and SMEs. It is a 120 hours (24 days @ 5 hours/day) capacity development plan with carefully selected courses and special focus on startup needs. Each class has been designed to leave participants with practical toolkits that can be applied to real problems.

At the end of the program, entrepreneurs should be more rounded, better informed and adequately equipped to employ Information Technology as a catalyst for Product and Market Innovation.

Who can apply?

Startups at the prototype phase of business development, at the verge of market launch. Residential members of the iDEA Nigeria community represent this business phase.

However startups, SMEs and non-members of iDEA at any level of development are free to apply.

iDEA Nigeria community members at the Incubatee level have full scholarships for 2 members of their teams for all classes.

All Incubatee membership level prospects (startups and SMEs, members and non-members) must complete at least 70% of this training programme to be eligible to apply for the next cohort in April 2015.

Courses Include:

  • Concept Development
  • Business Model/ Business Strategy
  • Business Plan Overview
  • Feasibility and Risk Assessment
  • Negotiations
  • Business Etiquette
  • Effective Communication & Presentation
  • Business Writing Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Business Corporation
  • Basic Book-keeping
  • Cost & Budgeting
  • Taxes
  • Networking Skills
  • Using Business Plan to grow business
  • Managing Innovation & Creativity

Date: 18th February – July 29th (Wednesdays only)
Time: 11:00am – 3:30pm
Venue: Training Room, 2nd Floor, iDEA Nigeria Lagos Centre
Cost: N2,000.00 per day

To register for any or all of the courses above kindly register by sending an email indicating your interest to

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