A Game-Changing Incubator Programme
MAD House, under the Tikera Africa umbrella, is set to make waves in the creative landscape with the launch of the Lens-Based Incubator Programme (LENSBIP). This groundbreaking initiative aims to empower aspiring entrepreneurs and creative professionals in Africa by providing them with a platform to turn their visionary ideas into tangible, high-impact products and services.
Seed Funding for Creative Enterprises
MAD House has earmarked a substantial $10,000 in seed funding to kickstart the entrepreneurial journey of talented individuals engaged in lens-based mediums such as photography, digital art, animation, and filmmaking. The call for applications is now open, offering a unique chance for creatives to secure financial support and bring their innovative projects to life.
Application Details: A Window of Opportunity
Prospective applicants have until January 8, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. to submit their applications for free. To be eligible, individuals must fall within the age range of 18 to 35 and possess robust creative portfolios. Successful candidates will commit to participating fully in the three-month incubation programme, scheduled to run from January 15 to April 30, 2024.
Shaping a New Narrative through Lenses
Bayo Omoboriowo, the visionary founder of MAD House by Tikera Africa, emphasizes the transformative power of LENSBIP. This incubator programme serves as a springboard for creatives, empowering them to transcend conventions and shape a new narrative for Africa through the lens. The objective is clear: influence a fresh discourse on the continent by supporting innovative artists who dare to defy norms.
“Our objective is to foster sustainable creative industries not only in Nigeria but also globally by providing financial support, mentorship and knowledge investment in their development,” Omoboriowo states.
The Selection Process: Criteria for Creativity
LENSBIP's competitive application process will sift through candidates based on criteria such as business potential, social impact, innovation, and creativity. The top twenty participants will embark on a journey filled with specialized workshops, case studies, collaborations with industry leaders, internships, and other activities aimed at refining their skills and preparing them to launch scalable businesses.
A Distinctive Edge
What sets LENSBIP apart is the promise of seed funding of up to $10,000 for the chosen participants. Following the incubation programme, individuals will showcase their business plans and prototypes to a panel of judges, providing them with a unique opportunity to qualify for the much-coveted seed funding and officially launch their creative enterprises.
In the realm of creative entrepreneurship, LENSBIP emerges as a game-changer, offering not just financial support but also mentorship and a nurturing environment for innovators to thrive. As MAD House paves the way for a new wave of African creatives, the LENSBIP programme stands as a beacon of opportunity, inviting visionaries to step forward and transform their creative dreams into reality.