Bolt, the ride-hailing company, has launched the Bolt Accelerator Program in collaboration with the Nest Innovation Park. This initiative aims to empower drivers as entrepreneurs and boost economic prospects in Nigeria. Successful Nigerian drivers aligning with Bolt's vision will gain access to a €25,000 seed fund to foster innovative transport solutions.
🌟 Program Components:
- 'The Den': Where drivers submit business ideas.
- 'The Academy': Online training with Coursera, supplemented by in-person sessions.
Caroline Wanjihia, Bolt's Regional Director of Rides for Africa, believes this program will enhance drivers' lives and create community impact.
📈 Economic Growth Focus:
The program seeks to redefine drivers as entrepreneurs, aligning with The Nest to provide mentorship. A pitch day in November will showcase innovative ideas.
🛠️ Eligibility Criteria:
- Current Bolt drivers in Nigeria.
- Availability for a two-month hybrid training and mentoring session.
- Sustainable tech-mobility business ideas.
Bolt's Accelerator Program aims to support driver entrepreneurship and promote innovation in Nigeria's transport sector, contributing to local economic growth.
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