NITDA iHatch Startup Incubation Programme 2023 | 3RD COHORT

NITDA iHatch Startup Incubation Programme 2023 | 3RD COHORT

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is now accepting applications from Nigerian entrepreneurs for its 3rd Cohort iHatch Startup Incubation Programme.

The deadline for the submission of applications for the iHatch free intensive incubation programme is January 7, 2023.

iHatch is a free intensive business incubation programme that lasts for five months and is designed to assist Nigerian business owners in refining their business ideas through a series of coaching sessions, lectures, and boot camps in order to generate business models that are both viable and scalable. The youth, creativity, entrepreneurialism, and technological advancement will be the primary focuses of the incubation programme.

This Cohort is happening in the following locations:FCT Abuja
Kano State
Lagos State
Gombe State
Rivers State

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NITDA iHatch Startup Incubation Programme ObjectivesSupport entrepreneurs that use creative commercial services and products to address social challenges.
Create a model incubation program and expand it to other states in Nigeria.
Strengthen the technological ecosystem by centering support on selected IT sectors.
Establish connections between the startups and investors/corporations.
Boost the number of successful businesses to improve employment rates.
Who Can Apply for NITDA iHatch Startup Incubation ProgrammeIndividuals/groups with an innovative business plan with a product or prototype that would aid in developing the Nigerian economy
Individuals/groups willing to establish a legal company and begin business operations in Nigeria
Participants must be at least 18 years old
SECTOR: ALL SECTORS Education Technology (EdTech)
Agricultural Technology (AgriTech)
Health Technology (HealthTech)
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Government Technology (GovTech)
NITDA iHatch Startup Incubation Programme BenefitsFree offline/online interactive trainings
Free coworking space at NCAIR, Abuja
Mentorship sessions with tech specialists
Networking opportunities
Funding opportunities
How to Apply for NITDA iHatch Startup Incubation Programme

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

APPLY HERE Official Link (

KEY DATES:Applications › 7th Dec 2022 – 7th Jan 2023
Assessment and selection › 9th Jan – 31st Jan 2023
Notification to startups › 1st Feb – 20th Feb. 2023
Training Starts › March 2023

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