Eastern City CO-STARTERS
Eastern City CO-STARTERS [Accelerator & Apprenticeship] is a supportive enviornment and entrepreneurial ecosytem designed to provide young people with collaborative and stakeholder’s learning to turn their idea into responsible, ethical and commercial enterprise. If you’re a youth looking to launch a new product or service, Eastern City CO-STARTERS is for you.
Every year, a 6 Months Apprenticeship sessions will run. Training workshops will be physical at ADIRM centre and supported by Virtual sessions. Training will be lead by experienced business managers, Ideation/Start-up coaches and mentors based in Nigeria, UK and USA.
The diagram illustrates the activities at hub:
*Apprenticeship: Training, mentoring and work-placement scheme to develop talents and equip young people with employability skills and industrial skills required for world of work and/or self-employment.
*Discovery & Innovation: An accelerator that promotes creativity and innovation. Consequently, the hub shall encourage and support young people (especially, new graduates) to develop innovative ideas that solves social-environmental-economic challenges and technological innovations.
*Research & Development: Supportive Ecosystem for researching and commercialization. Once innovative ideas are spotted, they will be incubated where they will get to interface with resource persons, technical and finance capital to test, develop viable prototypes and launch the products/services.
*Enterprise Start-up & Grow: Creating a field of practice that enables the starting of the enterprise and growing – the enterprise (commercialization) that solves customer’s need or exploits market opportunity.
Collaborative and Stakeholder Engagement Learning
- Peer-to-peer learning
- ICT, Digital Skills and Digital Space Learning
- Enterprise Competition: Pitching and Launching of Ideas
- 6 Months – Certificate Course on Igbo Apprenticeship System
- 6 Months – Certificate of Merit on Entrepreneurial and Employability Skills
- 6 Months – Certificate Course on ICT and Technopreneurship
- 6 Months – Certificate Course on Advanced Research Methodologies
START DATE – February 2022
Eastern City CO-STARTERS is part of African Development Institute of Research Methodology, Nelson Mandela Multi-purpose building, Plot 79 Aria Road, Independence Layout, Enugu, Nigeria. All inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.adirm.com.ng Phone: 09062457008