The SLA Accelerator is a 6 month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest entrepreneurs.
Media attention to raise your local + international profile
Direct access to Nigeria’s best business minds
Opportunity for N2mn investment
Opportunity to pitch to a room full of investors
6 months of hands on support from a team of experts
2016 SLA Accelerator Portfolio Companies
See The 2015 Pitch Competition Participants
SLA Accelerator is in partnership with the Work in Progress! Alliance and Guaranty Trust Bank
The Work in Progress! Alliance is focused on unlocking the economic potential of young women and men in Egypt, Nigeria and Somalia. The project aims to enable them to generate sustainable and living incomes – by finding regular employment or starting enterprises. Alliance partners include Oxfam, VC4Africa and Butterfly Works.
Guaranty Trust Bank is recognized as one of the most profitable and well managed financial institutions in Africa for providing quality service, ethics, professionalism, integrity, innovation and internationally accepted corporate governance standards.
SLA Accelerator is also one of 16 global incubators and accelerators selected as a Village Capital Community
VilCap Communities enables anyone, anywhere to use peer-selected investment to support entrepreneurs within their communities. In 2016, each VilCap Community will be running its own entrepreneur training program and investing in two ventures using Village Capital's peer selection methodology.