THIS IS NOT AN APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT OF ANY TYPE AT ACCION INTERNATIONAL OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR SUBSIDIARIES. PARTICIPANTS IN COMPANY BUILDER WILL NOT BE EMPLOYEES OF ACCION AND WILL NOT BE COMPENSATED.
Accion Venture Lab Company Builder (AVLCB) bringing together extraordinary people to start inclusive fintech startups in Nigeria.
About Accion and Accion Venture Lab
Accion Venture Lab is the world’s leading seed-stage investor in fintech for the underserved. Venture Lab invests capital in, and provides support to, innovative fintech start-ups that increase access to, improve the quality of, or reduce the cost of financial services for the underserved at scale. Since launching in 2012, Venture Lab has deployed over $13.5M across more than 31 startups that work in over 20 countries worldwide. Venture Lab is a part of Accion International, a global non-profit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and impact investing.
About the Accion Venture Lab Company Builder (AVLCB) Program
We are currently recruiting entrepreneurs to identify, validate, and launch promising consumer-facing fintech business models in Nigeria as part of the Accion Venture Lab Company Builder Program (AVLCB). AVLCB will work with these entrepreneurs to build their business from the ground up, leveraging our global knowledge and expertise in fintech models for financial inclusion while also providing financial and non-financial support as the startup business scales. The program will operate as follows:
Generate ideas with your future co-founder(s)
After 8 weeks, if you have successfully built a team and have successfully validated your idea, you have the opportunity to pitch to join the next stage of AVLCB, Launch. It is highly competitive and we won’t fund every individual or company at this stage. However, we will stay engaged with program alumni.
We are looking for talented and motivated problem solvers with direct experience in financial services, technology, and product management. Successful founding teams are typically comprised of a group of people with relevant management experience as well as technical, domain, and product skills which allow them to create innovative and scalable businesses. Previous startup experience is welcomed, but not required.
For CTO candidates, we expect you to be able to design an MVP for piloting purposes, build and manage a broader technology team, and have prior experience launching technology products for the broader market.
For design lead candidates, we expect you to be able to collect user requirements and translate them into customer journeys and then into prototypes.
AVLCB participants are expected to:
For more information please visit our website at: https://www.accion.org/venturelab