Frequently Asked Questions (?)

  • How does your program run ?
  • AFF runs two cohorts. The first cohort runs from January till April and the second cohort runs from August till November.

  • Do I need to be there the entire time?
  • It is not mandatory to be at the co-working facility for the entire program. However, attendance is mandatory for all workshops and mentoring sessions. You will maximize the benefits of our program if you attend in person.

  • How do I build a convincing Pitch Deck?
  • Ensure your audience has a clear understanding of what you said during the pitch and what action you want them to take after the pitch.
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  • Does it cost money to participate in the accelerator program ?
  • No, many will be world-class entrepreneurs and acclaimed business leaders from outside the organization

  • How is AFF different from other accelerators ?
      1. We don’t take equity.
        AFF is in partnership with major industry leaders such as Access Bank, Microsoft, IBM, Dell, Google, Accenture, KPMG and many others.
        AFF surrounds entrepreneurs with relevant partners, enablers, test environment and market opportunities to start growing revenue and traction from the start. We also provide open banking APIs and a customer base of 36m.

  • How will we handle ongoing discussions with other Venture Capitals initiated before AFF accelerator?
  • You will have to give us full disclosure on any relationship with other venture capitals.

  • What happens after the program ends ?
  • On the last day of the program, start-ups will be given the opportunity to pitch their idea and demo their product to technology investors , potential partners and leaders.

  • How will we handle IP ownership ?
  • You retain full ownership of your IP but we reserve the right to use your logo or idea in our public relations.

  • Can we expect any form of funding from AFF ?
  • No, there is no direct funding from AFF. We do however offer you several opportunities to pitch to our network of VCs for investment.