Apply For NINJA Accelerator Program In Nigeria 2022 - 2nd Cohort

Apply For NINJA Accelerator Program In Nigeria 2022 - 2nd Cohort

Apply For NINJA Accelerator Program In Nigeria 2022 - 2nd Cohort. Next Innovation with Japan (NINJA) Accelerator in Nigeria - 2nd Cohort is designed to enhance the Nigerian startup ecosystem by strengthening underperforming and necessary’ subsectors 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.

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Eligibility Criteria:

1. Your company must be legally incorporated in your country.

2. Sector must be agri tech, health tech or clean tech (including finance/logistics in those sectors etc. If you are a foreign company, your company must be legallyi

3. Incorporated with CAC in Nigeria prior to the commencement of the training. 

4. Applicants startups should be innovative and technology-driven.

5. Funding stage should be pre-Seed, Seed and pre-Series A

What We are Looking for:

a) 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)

b) Nigerian startups which are already incorporated and have business operation in Nigeria

Application Closing Date:

How to apply:

Interested Applicants should Click here to apply

The 2nd cohort of the Ninja Accelerator will be conducted entirely online.

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.

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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.

For more information regarding this program, check the NINJA Accelerator in Nigeria portal via the link in the first paragraph above.

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