List Of Notable Incubators And Accelerators for Startups in Nigeria - Techcrest


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The significance for Accelerators and incubators in the entrepreneurial environment in Nigeria is quickly developing. This developing significance is perceived by organizations, these organizations don't simply recognize the importance but also gave a good response by taking it upon themselves to support the growing number of SMEs and new startups in Nigeria by providing startups with vital seed funding, connecting them to people who can offer additional resources, and providing the mentorship necessary to launch more tech companies in Nigeria.

Accelerators and Incubators also gives startups/entrepreneurs  the much-needed foundation to advance their business model. These programs provide funding (not always),  access to seasoned mentors, collective knowledge and years of experience needed in nurturing their startups.

Today we are going to share with you some of the most notable startup incubators operating in Nigeria today.

1.) Co-creation Hub :
Also known as CCHub, is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space designed to offer teams with guidance, pre-seed funding, project planning, usability testing and customer validation to bring their startups to life. Co-creation hub provides infrastructure for fledgling startups and programs that provide instruction in important entrepreneurial skills and concepts. Startups like  500Shops, Traclist etc emerged from CCHub.
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This accelerator came forth from the partnership between 88mph and L5Lab. wants to invest in Nigerian mobile and internet startups. which kicked off with 9 startups in the year 2014 as done a great job in providing support greatly for startups like, GingerBox, FuelVoucher and so on. program consists of 12 weeks of guided product development and customer acquisition support, as well as hands-on training and mentorship. One of the major focuses of the program is the development of market strategies for maintaining the viability of a company.
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3.) iDEA
Information Technology Developers Entrepreneurship Accelerator(iDEA) aim is to bring about a disruptive change in  information technology startups.

iDEA programmes are aimed at supporting a new generation of Nigerian digital entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions and models that make businesses and commerce more efficient, provide new ways to deliver government/social services and help reduce poverty and unemployment.
iDEA also provides a physical workspace, as well as access to shared technical facilities and capital to entrepreneurs who gets accepted.
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4.) LeadPath Nigeria
LeadPath  aims to provide supports for startups focused in big data, electronic payments, software development, and mobile applications. LeadPath doesn't ask for participation fees, it takes a stake in the equity of each company it supports. Some startups from the LeadPath acceleration program are PushCV, Uregista etc
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5.) Wennovation Hub
One of the oldest accelerator in Nigeria, Wennovation aims on building a skilled Africa by inspiring and empowering young and budding African entrepreneurs in the areas of Technology, Agriculture, Healthcare, Education, and other Social-Based Economies.

Wennovation Hub also provides funding, strategy advice, and business consulting services to startups. Some of it's alumini are Yarnable, e-Pump, and HutBay.
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6.) Passion Incubator
Passion Incubator provides entrepreneurs with a three-month program. After every successful round Passion Incubator allows five startups to participate in an intensive course focused on business growth and development. Some startups that have participated in the Passion Incubator program are Waracake, Talkingbookz, Medrep etc.
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7.) Spark Accelerator
Spark Accelerator programs has given birth to entrepreneurs who have built highly profitable startups or have changed the lives of tens of thousands of people living in poverty. Spark Accelerator has so far supported notables startups like,, Giddimint and so many more.
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8.) Ventures Platform
This is a seed stage fund and accelerator that focuses on looking for  funds and supporting innovative startups providing solutions across the African continent.
Annually Venture Platform invests in 10-15 startups. These startups operate from Venture Platform for a period of 6 weeks, and during this period, they receive guidance on how to build great products; talk to users and sell, they also receive support that they require to grow fast.
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9.) Startpreneurs
StartPreneurs provides funds and accelerates innovative Nigerian startups, they also speed up all entrepreneurial development through a combination of financial support and hands-on guidance. The 3 month-long accelerator program covers the Model Phase, Validation Phase and Expansion phase.

Startpreneurs created a program called Startpreneurs Youth Acceleration Program (SYAP), this programs aim youths and children to activate and develop their ideas, dreams, skills and confidence.
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10.) The Tony Elumelu Foundation
Created by Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu, the foundation sponsors the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, a three-month training course that connects people with groundbreaking ideas to the resources and networks they need to make them a reality. The TEF(Tony Elumelu Foundation) programs has the lofty goal of training 10,000 new entrepreneurs in the years to come.

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