NINJA Accelerator Program in Nigeria 2nd Cohort (How To Apply)

Grab these opportunity, apply now for the ongoing NINJA Accelerator Program in Nigeria 2nd Cohort. a startup support initiative by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) launched in January 2020 to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and the creation of new businesses in emerging countries.

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Overview:

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in 2021, commissioned an ecosystem mapping report of Nigeria’s startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem with emphasis on the agritech, health tech or cleantech sectors.

The ecosystem mapping report highlighted noticeable gaps in the following subsectors within the Agritech innovation space; logistics, cold chain monitoring and insurance. In the HealthTech sector, gaps were discovered in the nutrition, mobile health/fitness apps, healthcare marketing and many more subsectors. Unlike the Agric and healthtech sectors, the cleantech sector in Nigeria is in its growth stage, and with the global shift towards environmental sustainability and responsibility, there is a need to support innovation in this sector.

NINJA Accelerator Program Overview:

Next Innovation with Japan (NINJA) Accelerator in Nigeria – 2nd Cohort is designed to enhance the Nigerian startup ecosystem by strengthening underperforming and necessary sub-sectors in sectors (such as agriculture, health and cleantech) in Nigeria. It is expected to have collaboration among participants in the supply chain, contribute significantly to economic growth and promote promising youths with innovative businesses.

NINJA Accelerator Program in Nigeria Eligibility Criteria:

PROGRAM VALUE

A one-of-a-kind accelerator designed to fast track the growth of impactful game changers, uniquely tailored to guarantee value for post revenue, high-growth business

What We are Looking For the following applicants:

  • Foreign startups which have not yet been incorporated/operated in Nigeria and are looking into the Nigerian market. (startups in other African countries, Asia, Europe and other regions are welcome to apply)
  • Nigerian startups which are already incorporated and have business operation in Nigeria

Application Timeline:

Call for application starts – April 18th 2022

Call for application ends – May 13th 2022

Selection Process – 1st screening by documents, 2nd screening by online interview – Mid-May – June

Finalization of SelectionMid June 2022

How To Apply:

Interested applicants should visit the NINJA Accelerator Program Application Portal to apply.

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