How To Apply For StartUp Nigeria By NSIP.
The President-Buhari led administration has launched the “STARTUP NIGERIA” an innovation and incubation programme through the National Social Investment Program (NSIP). See Who is eligible and how to apply below.
About NSIP StartUp Nigeria
NSIP Startup Nigeria Application – The National Social investment Program (NSIP) is partnering with Ventures Platforms foundation to find and support Nigerian innovation in the North-Central who can solve Governance and Agriculture Challenges and Innovators in the South East who-can solve Commerce and Finance challenges.
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
What The NSIP StartUp Nigeria Will Do For Applicants
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.
Other startups that don’t get accepted into the incubation program will also be able to access support in business model generation, customer acquisition and other business engineering skills – from Startup Nigeria representatives located in every state in the North Central and South Eastern zones of the country.
Who can apply For StartUp 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.
Your state of residence or startup must be located in any one of these states; FCT, Benue, Plateau, Kwara, Kogi, Nasarawa or Niger.
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.
Your state of residence or startup must be located in any one of these states; Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Abia or Ebonyi
Benefits of StartUp Nigeria
The Program Provides:
- Equity Free Funding of 2.5million Naira
- Entreprenuer Training From Top Class Coaches
- Access to Industry Expert Mentoring
How to Apply for NSIP StartUp Nigeria
There are two stages of applications for the NSIP StartUp Nigeria, They are highlighted below.
IDEA STAGE APPLICATION
If you are still at the idea stage of your product, you can apply to participate in the Startup Nigeria Hackathon from
which you get a chance to qualify for incubation
EARLY STAGE APPLICATION
If you have a startup with an MVP that falls into the listed sectors you can apply directly for incubation