frequently asked questions
What do I need to do to join cre8? Do I need to send in a business plan?
No, a cover letter with a description of your company and your strategic objectives will be fine. If your company is registered, providing the company registration number could speed up your application.
Is my age a factor in your selection process?
Not at all, our focus is on innovation and creativity and all ages are welcome. An open mind and free spirit are a must.
Is there an equity stake component for participation in the program?
No, you are simply paying for the space for the stated period. Parties affiliated to cre8 however may be interested in investing in your company but that will be at your discretion.
What types of businesses is cre8 focusing on?
Our focus is primarily on start ups in the fin-tech ecosystem and the goal is to build a community where innovators, investors and other stakeholders can collaborate solve the big hairy problems in financial services. And also have fun.
Where will the mentors come from?
Mentors will be specialists from within our network. They will have expertise in relevant field such as valuation, accounting for share options, building teams etc – there is however no obligations to use this resource. But we would if in your shoes!
Do I have to be Nigerian?
No, members of all nationalities are welcome and diversity is actively encouraged. All hands on deck to tackle the many challenges we all face.
How does the application process work?
Once you submit the required information and documentation, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. If we need more information we will ask for it at this stage. You will then receive an email alerting you of whether your application has been successful or not.
How detailed does my idea need to be in the application?
It does need to be a dissertation, we need enough information to understand the strategic aims and objectives of the company, information on achievements and growth since inception and short and long term goals. It would also help to understand why you think cre8 will help you and how you can contribute to the community. If you are crossing over two pages its probably a sign that you are giving us too much information. Less is More.
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