Femi Longe will lead the Strategic Partnership Accelerator 1.0. He is the CEO & Principal Partnership Coach at The Partnership Lab.
As co-founder and Director of Innovation at Co-Creation Hub, Africa’s leading technology innovation centre, Femi worked with startups to drive innovation in a range of sectors including governance & civic engagement, financial inclusion, health, education & digital security. He also facilitated numerous corporate innovation engagement connecting top global brands to startups in the African ecosystem. Some brand’s he worked with include Facebook, VISA, British Council, Google, OSIWA, Union Bank, Oxfam, Lafarge, BBC, UK Department for International Development and the World Bank.
Femi was Accelerator Director for several early-stage startup accelerators including Winsiders4Good (Microsoft), FB Start(Facebook), Growth Academy (Intel), Make-IT Accelerator (GIZ) & Next Economy (Enviu) amongst others. In this role, he trained, coached and supported 170+ early stage startups to grow and scale through strategic partnerships and other strategies.
An obsession to level the playing field in corporate-startup partnership led him to develop the SkyRocket Partnership Framework which helps reduce the time to close partnerships by as much as 60%. He has been involved in closing several multi-million dollar strategic partnerships with Fortune 500 companies.