63 graduate from Accelerate's Phoenix Project – Guardian Nigeria

It was a melange of excitement and awe for the 63 graduands, as well as the entire team at The Phoenix Project and Accelerate, as the first graduation ceremony was held, recently for the creative academy. 
Bootstrapping, in April, The Phoenix Project admitted over 5,000 learners to its learning management system, which hosts beginner-level courses across Filmmaking, Business of Entertainment, and Social Media Entrepreneurship. 
In partnership with the School of Media and Communication of the Pan-Atlantic University, a total of 200 learners scaled through to the intermediate and advanced levels went through rigorous training relative to the ever-growing creative industry.
From the lot, only a total of 63 qualified for graduation, while students with exceptional performances were then further selected to participate in the final stage of the programme, called The Phoenix Den, where participants are selected to either access funding to support their business ideas or gain internship opportunities within a host of creative companies in Nigeria.
According to Jite Ovuraye, Head of Marketing and Operations at Accelerate, “It is important we exist as a platform for all creatives to leapfrog their careers in this sector of the economy. Accelerate strives to go beyond entertainment, and through The Phoenix Project we get to do just that.”

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