Leadpath Nigeria officially declared their purpose last Friday, to create a support platform for early stage technology startups in Nigeria. Now, the door is open. Startups can apply for access to become one of the first “Pathfinders” in the accelerator’s first cohort of 2014.

The program lasts three months, and the startups will take up residence in Leadpath Nigeria’s space in Yaba. Those familiar with SPARK will recognise the Leadpath model. Asides seed funding (between $25k to $100k) the startups will also receive hands-on mentorship and back-office and business support. Legal, accounting, taxes, HR? All are covered, according to the Leadpath Nigeria management team.

The Leadpath Nigeria accelerator programme is looking for just five pathfinders to populate its its first batch. While the platform has been known to invest outside of its accelerator programme, in what Leadpath founder Olumide Soyombo refers to as “brownfield startups”, clearly the best way to get in is via the enrolment cycle.

Deadline for applications is the 25th of April 2014. Apply here.

Bankole Oluwafemi Author

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