Lagos State has held a business clinic to motivate, nourish and grow startups by connecting them with investors and the resources needed to showcase their innovations. The initiative will also increase and enhance their products’ visibility and ultimately attract funding to their businesses, Daniel Essiet reports.
As a gateway to the nation’s technology and commerce sectors, Lagos State has become a “launchpad for entrepreneurs.
With increased support for promising companies and enhanced scheme for entrepreneurs, the startup initiative as conceived by the state is set to launch itself into the global stage as a veritable tool for businesses. But young aspiring entrepreneurs still have challenges. One of these is basic entrepreneurial skills.
To address this, Lagos State government through the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment inaugurated a business clinic targeting young Nigerians who lack experience but with good ideas. The programme brought together diverse and dynamic startups, which were taught entrepreneurship skills and given access to mentors. Read more