NITDA iHatch Intensive Incubation Program 2023 (3rd Cohort) for Nigerian Entrepreneurs. The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is currently accepting applications from Nigerian entrepreneurs for its 3rd Cohort iHatch Startup Incubation Programme 2023.
Interested Candidates should note that the deadline for the submission of applications for the NITDA iHatch intensive incubation programme is January 7, 2023.
iHatch, a startup incubation programme, was launched by the office for Nigerian Digital Innovation (ONDI) in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). It Is a golden opportunity for startups who have innovative business plans with a prototype service/product.
About iHatch Startup Incubation Programme 2023
The NITDA iHatch Programme is a 5-month free intensive incubation program designed to help Nigerian entrepreneurs refine their business ideas through a series of coaching, lectures, and boot camps to generate scalable business models.
Successfully selected startups participating in the event will receive free offline and online interactive training from experienced coaches and mentors from all over the world. Additionally, participants will have free co-working space and investment opportunities for the duration of the program.
Summary of NITDA iHatch Intensive Incubation Programme
- Type: Entrepreneurs
- Host Organization: The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
- Country: Nigeria
- Gender: Men and Women
- Application Deadline: January 7, 2023
- Location: The 3rd Cohort will take place in the following locations:
About National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
The National Information Technology Development Agency or NITDA as it’s commonly called, is a public service institution established by NITDA Act 2007.
It is the ICT policy implementing arm of the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Since 2010, the Agency established a scholarship scheme for Master’s and Doctoral Degree in relevant areas of Information Technology (IT) and ICT Law obtainable in Nigerian (Government and Private) Universities.
Objectives and Benefits of NITDA iHatch Intensive Incubation Programme 2023
- To offer support to entrepreneurs who use creative commercial services and products to address social challenges.
- To establish a model incubation program and expand it to other states in Nigeria.
- The program aims to strengthen the technological ecosystem by supporting selected IT sectors.
- The establishment of connections between startups and investors/corporations.
- Increase the number of successful businesses to improve employment rates
- Participants will receive Free Offline/Online Interactive Training
- Free Co-working Space At Ncair, Abuja
- Opportunity for Mentorship Sessions With Tech Specialists
- Networking Opportunities
- Funding Opportunities
How to Apply for NITDA iHatch Intensive Incubation Programme 2023?
- To apply for iHatch Intensive Incubation Programme, all Interested and qualified candidate should locate the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) webpage on: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id to apply
- Visit NITDA website below for more details: https://ondi.nitda.gov.ng/?page_id=3354
Eligibility Criteria for NITDA iHatch Intensive Incubation Programme Qualification
- The program is open to Individuals/groups with an innovative business plan with a product or prototype that would aid in developing the Nigerian economy
- Idea Individuals/groups must be willing to establish a legal company and begin business operations in Nigeria
- Participants must meet the age requirement (minimum of 18 years)
January 7, 2023.