Entrepreneurship and Start-up Manager, Ikorodu

  • Full-time

Company Description

SAIL Innovation Lab is committed to advancing youth development and fostering economic prosperity in Lagos East Senatorial District. In collaboration with Co-Creation Hub, we have developed a community Innovation space for young talents in Lagos East Senatorial District

SAIL aims to create employment opportunities, inspire grass-roots innovations and build partnerships & networks that will drive economic prosperity and collaboratively solve significant social and business problems in the Lagos East Senatorial District.
The space fosters a comfortable and safe environment that encourages young people to see it as their second home.

Job Description

The Entrepreneurship and Startup Manager will be responsible for coordinating acceleration and incubation efforts for entrepreneurs within the SAIL (Senator Abiru Innovation Lab), formerly known as the Community Innovation Space, whilst supporting the training and capacity-building activities.



Strategy Development and Execution.

  • Design, Plan and execute entrepreneurship startup and incubation programs within the space.

  • Support the team in developing performance metrics for incubation and acceleration.

  • Develop and execute strategy for attracting and selecting deserving and qualified innovative entrepreneurs and startups.

  • Prepare business case and initial risk analysis of startups in the SAIL portfolio.

  • Actively support in identifying professionals and experts to join the SAIL Expert/Advisory network to support startups in the portfolio and across projects/programs.

  • Plan and schedule all activities and sessions for startup support programs assigned.

  • Provide startup support advisory to entrepreneurs through continued strategic guidance in areas such as business modeling, market analysis, financing, fundraising, overall strategy, operations, etc.

  • Ensure tight management of milestones and progress of entrepreneurs and start-up companies.


Stakeholder Engagement

  • Manage the day-to-day interaction with the incubating startups and work with other units within CcHUB to provide adequate support to ventures in the portfolio.

  • Develop, execute and own an operational and engagement strategy for the innovation lab including startups, investors, corporates, mentors, advisors, and domain experts.

  • Establish a development strategy to include and guide the implementation of all community development activities such as meetups, design challenges, hackathons, etc.

  • Be the switchboard for entrepreneurs to access relevant resources and connections.

  • Manage communication between startups and the unit as well as provide monthly progress reports on startups to key officers for prompt decision-making.


  • Bachelor’s Level or equivalent in management or a related field

  • 3- 4 years of Entrepreneurial experience or experience supporting startups or working in a startup environment.

  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills

  • An entrepreneurial & Innovative mindset

  • Familiarity with business principles, practices, and methodologies.

  • Educational background in technology and/or business-related field

  • Organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Understanding of the technology and startup ecosystem.

  • Adept people skills and a strong ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

  • Familiarity with the Ikorodu area will be an added advantage

Additional Information

What we offer

  • Paid time off
  • Healthcare coverage
  • A highly collaborative team environment that will support your professional and personal growth
  • Work alongside great talent.
  • A culture of learning and innovation. 
  • Opportunities for career growth and training.
  • Interaction with industry leaders and forward-thinking people. 
  • A chance to make a social difference.
  • Overall fun company.