FMDQ teams up with Oxford Foundry Global to help Nigerian startups scale

FMDQ partners Oxford to help Nigerian startups scale

The Oxford Foundry, University of Oxford and FMDQ Private Markets Limited, a subsidiary of FMDQ Group, Africa’s first vertically integrated financial market infrastructure group, have launched a Global Partnership.

The partnership between FMDQ and Oxford will accelerate the growth of Nigeria’s startup ecosystem and nurture a future generation of young Nigerian leaders in entrepreneurship, through knowledge exchange and collaboration. 


The collaboration will support Nigeria’s future business leaders and high-growth start-ups to access the networks and skills they need to grow and sustain their businesses, create jobs and inclusive socio-economic growth, and facilitate the growth of Nigeria’s venture ecosystem.

Applications are currently open for the Young Entrepreneurs Leadership Programme and the Innovate Nigeria Programme which will commence in April 2022.

The Young Entrepreneurs Leadership Programme (“YELP”) will offer twenty (20) young emerging Nigerian leaders – to be known as ‘OXFO-FMDQ Young Entrepreneur Leaders’ – with a bespoke leadership training programme delivered over four (4) months from April 25, 2022, to August 26, 2022.

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The 2-week Innovate Nigeria Programme is designed to support innovation-driven Nigerian startups, helping them become scalable enterprises that have the potential to create transformative social and economic impact within the Nigerian economy.

Successful applicants will benefit from:

  • Bespoke curriculum focusing on core entrepreneurship and venture building skills
  • 1-to-1 coaching with Oxford Foundry network of resident experts
  • Tailored leadership training curriculum, directed towards building resilient entrepreneurs
  • Introductions to investors
  • Opportunities to pitch to these investors

How to apply 

Apply for the Young Entrepreneurs Leadership Programme or the Innovate Nigeria Programme before the deadline on Monday, January 31, 2022.


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