Entrepreneurs have just three days left to apply for Startup Nigeria programme

Tech entrepreneurs in Nigeria who have an idea or a solution in agriculture, governance, commerce and fintech have until this Saturday (5 May) to apply to Startup Nigeria — and stand a chance to score equity funding of up to 2.5 million naira ($7000) in equity free funding.

The programme, an intervention of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) under the Office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, opened applications on 7 April. The deadline was initially set for 21 April, but was later extended.

Driving the programme are IT company Emerging Platforms, business support organisation the Ventures Platform Foundation and the Genesys Tech Hub.

The intervention is a three month incubation programme designed to help Nigerians with innovative ideas to create viable products, go to market and gain traction.

Startup Nigeria is a three month incubation programme of the National Social Investment Programme under the Vice President’s office

For those that apply from the country’s North-Central region (from the states of FCT, Benue, Plateau, Kwara, Kogi, Nasarawa or Niger), Startup Nigeria is looking for agriculture and governance solutions.

In the South-Eastern region (from Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Abia or Ebony) the programme is seeking solutions around fintech or commerce from applicants.

The programme will also provide training and mentorship with a specially curated curriculum designed specifically to help idea and early stage entrepreneurs.

Startup Nigeria notes on its website that startups that don’t get accepted into the incubation programme will also be able to access support in business model generation, customer acquisition and other business engineering skills – from representatives located in every state in the North Central and South Eastern zones of the country.

To apply visit Startup Nigeria’s website.



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