General Electric (GE) Launches Fourth Edition of GE Lagos Garage Skills Training Program for Entrepreneurs in Lagos, Nigeria
American multinational conglomerate, General Electric (GE) created the Garages program in 2012 to reinvigorate America’s interest in the invention, innovation, and manufacturing sector of developing countries.
The GE Lagos Garage Program is designed for hardware entrepreneurs that have an existing product or idea and want to learn how to manufacture it or components of it in Nigeria using 3D printers, instead of importing it.
In 2014, GE’s Garages went global with three weeks of workshops amidst a fully equipped fabrication lab in Lagos, Nigeria, at GE’s Regional Headquarters. In 2017, GE is set to continue the program dedicated to accelerating the impact of Nigeria’s most promising entrepreneurs.
Working with a variety of world-class instructors, investors, technical experts and partners, participants will build a culture of collaboration and innovation and bring their wildest ideas to life.
The program’s select participants will directly interact with the latest manufacturing technologies – including 3D printers and laser cutters – that enable innovation through rapid prototyping, which will transform Nigerian industries.
The Garage program will also provide participants with unfettered access to an expanding network of dedicated mentors and alumni to support them in starting and scaling their companies, and in building a culture of collaboration and innovation to bring their most innovative ideas to life.
It will also provide access to advanced hardware and Nigeria’s greatest mentorship network, supporting entrepreneurialism with an aim to drive growth across all sectors of industry.
They will also learn to apply the core principles of design thinking, product development, finance, marketing, sales, and customer acquisition in real-time to their ventures.
How To Apply for GE Lagos Garage Program
Interested entrepreneurs can apply for the GE Lagos Garage program by clicking here.
There is no fee for the application or the program. The deadline is midnight Thursday, August 17, 2017.
Please note: The program does not provide funding for your ideas. You are responsible for all transportation, housing and expenses related to attending this free program.
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