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AI Startup Lab

Are you interested in building an Artificial Intelligence enabled startup?

Overview

The DSN AI Startup Lab is an initiative of Data Science Nigeria to provide the much-needed support to AI-first Startups and help drive our vision of raising one million AI talents across Africa in 10 years.

The AI Startup Lab will accelerate the growth of AI-first startups, make Africa a top destination for AI Talents and Businesses, contribute to the GDP of the continent and create jobs opportunities for millions of unemployed youths across Africa.

Incubation Program

Entrepreneurship Training

AI Startups will be exposed to quality entrepreneurship trainings to help run their business efficiently and profitably

Technical Support

Access to talents, resources, technology infrastructure, technical consultations and AI experts

Access to Market

Business development support as well access to market opportunities

Free Workstation

Participating Startups will have access to a state-of-the art workstation within the AI Lab to support their day-to-day business operations

Networking & Mentorship

AI Start-ups within our incubation programme will have the opportunity to network and be mentored by industry experts

Access to Finance

AI Start-ups  will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to potential funders or investors

Timeline

Meet our mentors and facilitators

Abiodun Ajanaku

Abiodun Ajanaku

CFO, CC Hub

Anitha Vadavatha

CEO, AB Plus ventures

Ayo Dawodu

Ayo Dawodu

CEO, Loystar

Aniedi Udo-Obong

Aniedi Udo-Obong

Program Manager, Google

Benjamin Dada

Country Manager, Stitch

Chibuzor Okeke

Chibuzor Okeke

Product Designer, Grupa

Innocent Udeogwu

CEO, Ubenwa

Ireayo Oladunjoye

Ireayo Oladunjoye

Head of Startups, Lagos Innovates, LSETF

Ozoemena Noel Nonso

Ozoemena Noel Nonso

Marketing Storytelling, SEO, Content and Web Strategy, Flutterwave

Ngozi Aderigbigbe

Partner, Jackson Etti and Edu

Olaneye Adelaja

Olaneye Adelaja

Managing Partner, Carnegie

Olutoyin Williams

Olutoyin Williams

The People Company

Samuel Ekpe

Samuel Ekpe

CEO, Grupa

Samuel Odeloye

Samuel Odeloye

CEO, Roap Preppers

Shina Adeboboye

Shina Adeboboye

Managing Partner, Ingenium

Curriculum

Course IDCourse NameWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Week 12
IntroductionGeneral Introduction /Startups Business Pitch
AI 101Idea Validation
AI 102Design Thinking
AI 103Business Model Canvas (BMC) Development
AI 104Lean Model Canvas
AI 105Customer Profiling Techniques
AI 106Design Innovation (AI for Social Good)
AI 107Customer/Client Feedback Management
AI 108Technology as an Enabler (AI for Social Good)
AI 109Team Compostition and setup
AI 110Legal Frameworks for Startups
AI 111Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
AI 112Scale strategies
AI 113Expert Dial-In and Advisory
AI 114Media, Marketing, and Branding
AI 115Financial Management
PitchDemo Day
3 Months InfrastructureSupport

Work with us

With the progress made by Tech startups across Africa in the last 5 years, AI  first start-ups are yet to break out in the mainstream.

The DSN AI Startup Lab is established to support AI first businesses by providing a solid incubation support for these businesses to scale exponentially. We are sector agnostic and we support innovative AI startups across various sectors.

Are you an Investor or a Venture Capitalist and would like to support AI Startups? Send a mail to aistartuplab@datasciencenigeria.ai

Our partners

DSN AI Startup Lab accepts applications on a rolling basis – Application is always open and selection is done per cohort from the pool of applications received.

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