Bringing Ghanaian and Nigerian startups together

The Y Combinator Lagos Meetup is happening on September 23rd, and we’re sponsoring 3 Ghanaian startups to come join awesome Nigerian teams for a weekend of learning and connecting!

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About the Y Combinator
Lagos Meetup

Y Combinator is organizing events all over the world to help teams understand how to put together a great application. Three YC companies - OMG Digital (Ghana), Tress (Ghana/Nigeria), and Paystack (Nigeria) - have joined forces to make it possible for 3 Ghanaian startups to come attend the YC Meetup in Lagos!

September 23, 2017.
12pm – 4pm

Paystack HQ – 3A, Ladoke Akintola Road, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.

Check out the agenda

Here's the deal

Free round trip flights
The flight will be Friday (Sep 22nd) before the event, and return flight will be Sunday (Sep 24th)
Free hotel rooms for the weekend
We’ll cover hotel rooms for Friday and Saturday evening - checkout is Sunday morning.
Absolutely NO interrogations about jollof!
We promise to not make you choose a side in the most important debate of our times: Ghana jollof vs Nigerian jollof?

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply?

  • The founding team of the startup must have at least 1 Ghanaian who is resident in Ghana.
  • You should have a working demo of your product.
  • You should seriously be considering applying to Y Combinator.

Will you cover food and transport during our stay?

  • For transport, we’ll cover flights, travel from and to the airport, and from the hotel to the YC event.
  • For food, we’ll cover a welcome dinner on Friday night, your hotel will have complimentary breakfast, and there’ll be small chops at the YC event. .
  • Outside of this, you’ll have to take care of any other expenses during the weekend out of pocket.

How many companies will you select, and how many founders per company will you sponsor?

  • We’ll be choosing 3 companies, and sponsoring up to 2 founders per company.

What’s the deadline for submitting our application?

  • Deadline is September 10, 11:59 PM .

I have more questions, how do I get in touch?

Have more questions?
Hit us up.

[email protected]

Ghanaian startups,
apply here!

Deadline: September 10, 11:59 PM

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