About the DRILL Accelerator Program

The DRILL Startup Accelerator Program is part of a series of learning engagements by Innovate Gambia and its partners. The program is named after the late Dr. Ibrahim Lowe with the full name of DR. Ibrahim Lowe Learning series. The DRILL Startup Accelerator will focus on practical skills that entrepreneurs, startups and small business owners can put into action in their company right away.

This 2-week summer camp program will be filled with role play, workshops and inspirational sessions. The program will incorporate reading books as a group, watch video content, and hear from subject matter experts that have built successful businesses.

In Week 1, students will learn everything they need to know about starting a company, the founder’s role, building a team, understand money matters, how to structure a company, and many other essential topics on entrepreneurship.

In Week 2, students will be divided into groups to prepare for competition. Each group will developa business idea, createa plan, and pitch their ideas in a competition within the class.

Sounds interesting? Apply today for this awesome Accelerator Program, limited to 15 Qualified Applicants!

Application Opens: December 15, 2020

Below is an example of a typical day during summer camp program:

Week One

Typical Day Agenda

(Learn the Basics)

  • 9:00 am –10:30 am: Welcome and Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • 10:30 am –10:50 am: Break
  • 10:50 am –12:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm –1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm –2:30 pm:
  • 2:30 pm –3:30 pm: Subject Matter Expert Guest Speaker
  • 3:30 pm –4:00 pm: Workshop

Week Two

Typical Day Agenda

(Apply the Knowledge)

  • 9:00 am –10:30 am: Competition Introduction and Overview
  • 10:30 am –10:50 am: Break
  • 10:50 am –12:00 pm Team Formation
  • 12:00 pm –1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm –2:30 pm: Business Plan Creation
  • 2:30 pm –3:30 pm: First Pitch from each group
  • 3:30 pm –4:00 pm: Workshop | Pitch Patching


Malik Khan

CEO / PointClick Technologies

Serign Omar Lowe

Director of Learning and Development / Disruptive Lab

Awamary Lowe-Khan

Founder / Innovate Gambia + The Woman Boss



Agence Francaise De Development


AfriLabs Capacity Building Programme

Guest Speakers

Saul Frazer

Industry for your business

Yassin Senghore

Contracts and Agreements

Salieu Taal

Structure for Startups

Hassan Jallow

Running a Software Company

Nacee Marenah

Learning Strengths

Olawale Fabiyi

Coding in .Net

Abdou Joof

Follow the Money

Ismail Badjie

Creating a Blue Ocean Strategy

Francis Forbes

The Art of Perfection

Talib Graves-Mann


Fady Hochiemy

Managing Multiple Brand

Sine Diab

Marketing and Branding

Awamary Khan

The Power of Giving

Naya F. Powell

Fearless Vision

Technology Partners

Amazon Web Services

Cloud Resources


Marketing Automation


Financial Management


Programming Support

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