August 10, 2022

iHatch Startup Incubation Programme 2nd Cohort

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The National Information Technology Development Agency through its subsidiary, the Office for Nigerian Digital Innovation (ONDI) in partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is opening applications for the second cohort of the iHatch Startup Incubation Programme.

According to a press release on Wednesday signed by the NITDA Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs Hadiza Umar, MNIPR, M.APRA, MCIPR, she said that this is in further consolidation of NITDA’s commitment to sustaining the promotion and growth of Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship in line with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a digital Nigeria.

The iHatch programme is aimed at increasing the number of Innovation-Driven Enterprises by Nigerian youths and serving as one of the driving forces to place Nigeria as a leading entrepreneurial country in Africa.

The first cohort of the iHatch startup incubation programme, which is ongoing at the National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR) Abuja, Nigeria, is expected to end in July 2022. The iHatch, is a 5-month free intensive incubation programme designed to help Nigerian entrepreneurs refine their business ideas through a series of coaching, lectures, and bootcamps to generate scalable company models in the country.

Startups will receive free online/offline interactive lectures with experienced mentors, free workspace, mentorship meetings with tech professionals, pitch deck enhancement, and networking opportunities during this programme.

Therefore, ONDI is calling for applications from eligible individuals/groups with an innovative business plan, product, or prototype that would help solve national problems across all sectors as well as prosperity for the country.

Interested applicants are to fill out the form at: bit.ly/ihatch2ndcohort

Application deadline is 16th July 2022

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