The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), is calling on eligible Nigerians to apply for its technology innovation and entrepreneurship scheme, a capacity building programme for Hub managers, young Nigerians and innovative startups to spur digital job creation and economic growth.
Concerned with the fact that Hubs and Startups in Nigeria suffer from issues of capacity deficiency such as ability to support start-ups, poor infrastructure and high cost of running their operations especially amidst COVID19 Pandemic.
As such, there is the need to build support systems that will aid in reducing the barriers of entry for startups while increasing the capacity of hubs and startups to create new bankable products and services.
- Host Country: Nigeria
- Category: Tech Training
- Eligible Countries: Nigerians
- Reward: Sponsorship & Fund
- Deadline: August 24, 2020
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The scheme is expected to cover the following areas.
- Hub Upskilling
- Technical Capacity Building
- Incubation Programme
- Internship Programme
What the Programme Entails
This is a programme designed to support ideas stage startups to move from Ideas to market. It will be implemented in partnership with the hubs that were part of the programme. The participants will be assigned to hubs, where they will get access to infrastructure, such as internet connectivity, power supply and a rich network of other innovators.
The participants will also be matched with mentors and guided by coaches as they build out their products and services.
At the end of the training period, participants will be required to choose if they would like to start a startup or if they would like to get a job.
Those interested in starting a startup will be moved into the Incubation program, while those that need a job will be moved to the job matching/internship program.
Those that opt for this track will be placed in 6-month internship opportunities with the startups in the incubation program or in other organizations to allow them to hone their skills and gain practical work experience in the process.