Y Combinator (YC), an American seed accelerator described as the world’s most powerful startup incubator, will be visiting entrepreneurs and startups in Nigeria in September 2016.
Tagged YC Office Hours, the tour is being organized to enable the incubator learn more about how it can be helpful to Nigeria’s budding tech community.
The incubator will visit Lagos and Abuja where it will be taking part in a series of meetups with founders, entrepreneurs, startups, et al.
Specifically, in Lagos it will be at OIIE’s StartUP Friday for a talk (Sept 23), a fireside chat with TechCircle (Sept 24), Andela (Sept 26), and attend other events organized by Ingressive, an investor in top African startups.
On September 27, YC partner Michael Seibel and Shola Akinlade, co-founder of Paystack, will have Office Hours with attendees at Ventures Platform (VP), that unusually stylish tech hub, in Abuja.
“We want to meet and fund the best founders, no matter where in the world they’re from. We hope to see you while we’re on the road,” YC stated in a post.
If you’re interesting in attending any of the event, you should click HERE to get all the necessary information.
Based in Mountain View, California, YC is called the most powerful for a reason: it has made 983 investments in 893 Companies, many of which are outside the US.
In fact, about 30% of its Summer 2016 batch that secured funds were based outside the US (some are from Africa).