The UK-Nigeria tech hub has partnered in a startup bootcamp with AfriTech and Venture platform to launch the new iNOVO Accelerator.
The program will narrow on startups fixated on education, health, and agriculture while offering disruptive solutions to the underlying problems experienced with the Covid-19 pandemic. The iNOVO accelerator program will run for 3 months utilizing Startupbootcamp’s methodology of a 2 pronged approach in the acceleration of 10 Nigerian early-stage startups that solve pandemic related programmes and challenges while giving over 100 startups a new lifeline of learning access to its digital Accelerator Squared platform. Teams that participate will get the opportunity to validate their solutions through pilots and proof of concept engagements.
During the launch, Honey Ogundeyi, Country Director at Nigeria-UK Tech Hub pointed out the impact of Covid-19 on the economy and the “need to support” innovative early-stage startups with innovative solutions.
Benefits to the iNOVO Accelerator programme
- Capacity building
- Lean training for startups
- Mentorship from entrepreneurs and industry experts
- Scaling of products and business models
- Opportunities for networking
- Skills enhancement
During the collaboration, Director of Programs at Ventures Platform Foundation, Mohamed Felata, expressed her delight in the partnership while pointing out the growth support it offers to talented founders.
Philip Kiracofe, the Chief Executive Officer at Startupbootcamp AfriTech, pointed out how leading global banks are backing the accelerator program. He called for more African leaders to take part in the iNOVO program.
Submit your applications before Wednesday, February 24 here.