UK Nigeria Tech Hub launches Covid-19 Startup Accelerator Programme


The UK Nigeria Tech Hub, in partnership with Startupbootcamp AfriTech and Ventures Platform, has launched the iNOVO Accelerator Programme.

The program was designed for innovative Nigerian Edtech, Agritech, and Healthtech startups that have created solutions to challenges created due to the pandemic.

Through a 3-month fully digital program, 10 early-stage start-ups in the Edtech, Healthtech, and Agritech sector in Nigeria will receive capacity building, lean startup training, mentorship and support to rapidly scale their products and business models.

The program would also be granting 100 early-stage startups life-time learning access to its digital Accelerator Squared platform.

This will give the start-ups more than a dozen modules to work through every aspect of building a successful startup.

Start-up founders, through this program, would be able to perfect their pitching skills by exposing them to a broad audience of investors, corporate and government partners at the online Demo Day.

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While commenting on iNOVO Accelerator Program, the Country Director of the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, Honey Ogundeyi said:

With the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, there’s a need to support promising early-stage startups who are driving innovative solutions to address problems caused by COVID on some of the Hub’s core areas – health, agriculture and education.”

Honey Ogundeyi also added that:

through the iNOVO programme, entrepreneurs will gain digital and entrepreneurship skills needed to scale their businesses.

Applications are open from 26th January to 24th February 2021.

Application can be accessed by clicking here.

About Startupbootcamp AfriTech

Startupbootcamp AfriTech was launched in 2017 as the first multi corporate-backed pan-African startup accelerator. The firm runs a 3-month accelerator programme, working with 10 startups that have been scouted across the continent with a niche focus on high growth tech startups.

It provide the selected start-ups access to a network of mentors and corporates as well as investors.

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