OXFO x FMDQ Innovate Nigeria - Application Form

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Application deadline: 31 January 2022 at 23:59 GMT.   


  • OXFO FMDQ Innovate Nigeria is a two-week intensive accelerator programme, designed to support innovation-driven start-ups in Nigeria in becoming scalable enterprises, that have the potential to create transformative social and economic impact within Nigeria.

    Successful applicants will benefit from: 
  1. A bespoke curriculum focusing on core entrepreneurship and venture building skills;

  2. One-on-one coaching with the Oxford Foundry's network of experts;

  3. A tailored leadership training curriculum; and

  4. Introductions to investors and opportunities to pitch to these investors 

  • We expect each venture and its founders to be present and engaged over the entire two-week period of the Bootcamp

  • Successful ventures and each founding team will need to commit to taking part in the programme for a minimum of 25 hours per week (5 hours per day) due to the intensive nature of the programme.

  • If shortlisted, key founding members of the team must be available for: 
    • Interviews: 28 February – 11 March 2022 

    • Duration of the Boot-camp: 28 March – 8 April 2022 

    • Pitching to investors: 11–14 April 2022

  • This form must be completed by the lead applicant, who is a (co-founder or a high-level executive in the business 

  • All information provided in this form will be held as confidential, and will not be shared with third parties beyond the Oxford Foundry, FMDQ and the University. 

Key dates:
Application Closes: 31 January 2022 
Interviews: 28 February - 11 March 2022 
Selection announced: by 18 March 2022 
Start-up Bootcamp starts: 28 March 2022 
Start-up Bootcamp ends: 08 April 2022 

  • Background
  • The Oxford Foundry (OXFO) and FMDQ Private Markets Limited (FMDQ), Africa’s first vertically integrated financial market infrastructure group, have partnered to accelerate the growth of Nigeria’s start-up ecosystem and nurture a future generation of young Nigerian leaders in entrepreneurship, through knowledge exchange and collaboration.  

For further information, please see our FAQs and the press release on the OXFO and FMDQ partnership. For specific enquiries, please email us at info@oxfordfoundry.ox.ac.uk

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NB: This form must be completed by a (co-) founder who is taking a leading role in the venture.  

Lead Applicant Information

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Venture Information

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Team Information

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Legal information

Intellectual Property

Please read the following statement about intellectual property (IP), and then select one of the two options below.
IP generated in a university environment often involves many different contributions and factors. Fully understanding the implications of this is important and can be challenging for entrepreneurs. If University research is involved there may well be formal legal obligations, between the University and the sponsor(s) of the research, that you might not be aware of as a student entrepreneur. 

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