Startup Nigeria is an intervention of the National Social Investment Program (NSIP) under the Office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as part of the program to support private sector innovation hubs for the strategic increase of entrepreneurial and technological capacity across Nigeria.

It is a three (3) month incubation program designed to help Nigerians with great innovative ideas – create viable products, go to market, and gain traction.

The program will provide training, mentorship and equity free funding to selected startups, with a specially curated curriculum designed specifically to help idea and early stage entrepreneurs find their footing and grow in Nigeria’s socio-economic terrain. Startup Nigeria gives founders the needed leverage to excel.

Must be located in North Central (FCT, Benue, Plateau, Kwara, Kogi, Nasarawa or Niger) and South East Nigeria (Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Abia or Ebonyi).

North Central Nigeria: Any Individual or start up who has an idea or a solution in Agriculture and Governance as it affects the North-Central Region or the nation as a whole.

South East Nigeria: Any Individual or start up who has an idea or a solution in commerce or fintech as it affects the South-Eastern Region or the nation as a whole.

DEADLINE: April 21, 2018

Idea stage apply here: Ideas

Early state apply here: Early Stage