Sterling Bank, regarded as Nigeria’s most technologically advanced financial institution has partnered with the global accelerator program, Founder Institute (FI), to connect early-stage founders in Nigeria with much-needed resources.
This partnership will see Sterling Bank assist more organizations with access to Founder Institute’s globally tested corporate innovation programme that should help their innovative and disruptive abilities. The duo will also provide resources for startups looking to launch and scale their offering.
The partnership brings together Sterling Bank’s advanced industry experience alongside Founder Institute’s Global Curriculum. Mr. Abubakar Suleiman, the MD and CEO at Sterling Bank mentioned how the partnership represented a “continuing commitment to innovation as an accelerator of development and a creator of value.”
Ifedy Eze, FI’s MD expressed excitement about the partnership with “one of the most technology-friendly banks in Nigeria.”
Among FI’s graduate companies are Betastore, 9ijakids, Zowasel, Akowe, Scrapays,Jojolo, Thinkbikes, ATHLST, Sabiteach, Bellafricana, Rentit, etc.
FI’s curriculum is a 14-week blended programme guiding founders in building their solutions, matching them with established mentors who offer real-time and practical guidance. This eventually helps in growing their networks and reach within the local and global tech ecosystems.