As the technology space keeps thriving in Nigeria, one thing that is highly ignored in there is the Hardware part of it. There is a kind on focus on software that most people have forgotten that hardware too is tech. Well, General Electric is doing all in their capacity to support hardware entrepreneurs.
The sixth edition of General Electric’s (GE) manufacturing training Garage for hardware entrepreneurs is scheduled to take off in Lagos, Nigeria on the 14th of May, 2018. The Garage comes as a four-week training program which is targeted at accelerating the impact of Nigeria’s most promising hardware entrepreneurs. This is done via the utilization of advanced manufacturing technologies.
Participants that are selected will have access to a team of world-class instructors, top-notch investors, technical experts and partners. They will also have a shot at learning how products are created using cutting-edge manufacturing technology.
The GE Garage program was launched in 2012. Then, its aim was to reinvigorate America’s interest in invention, innovation and manufacturing.
Training, strategy development, advanced manufacturing-based innovation and collaboration are all advantages to be enjoyed at the GE Lagos Garage hub. Five cohorts of 141 entrepreneurs have gone through the program as at this moment. As a result of this, several viable micro and small business enterprises have been created and are also thriving as they put in use the training and support they received during the Garage training program.
This sixth cohort of the Garage program promises to teach the latest advanced manufacturing technologies and techniques to enable innovation through rapid prototyping. Participants will learn to apply the core principles of design thinking, product development, finance, marketing, sales, and customer acquisition in real-time to their ventures.
You will also get wide access to an expanding network of dedicated mentors and alumni. These ones would do well to support in starting and scaling your (intended) companies, and in building a culture of collaboration and innovation to bring your most innovative ideas to life.
Interested entrepreneurs can apply for the free program at HERE.
Further info? please contact the Associate Program Manager, Demilade Adesiyan at [email protected]