Accelerator Programs are programs that help you skyrocket your ideas and serve as a growth catalyst for Startups, Some Accelerator program serves as skills development and job placement programs for Graduates, Under-graduates and even dropouts.
4 Accelerator Programs in Nigeria include
- Co-Creation Hub
- Wennovation Hub
- Ventures Platform
Founded in 2010 by Bosun Tijani and Femi Longe, Co-Creation hub is an Accelerator program for startups in Nigeria, It hosted the Mark Zuckerburg, CEO of Facebook when Mark visited Nigeria in 2016. It provides a multi-functional Lab where technologically oriented persons meet to solve social problems in Nigeria.
Co-creation Hub Accelerator program is a 3 months(12 weeks) program created to help startups redefine their ideas, business models, purpose and Business orientations.
Co-creation Hub has mentored successful startups over the past few years.
With offices in Abuja, Kaduna, Lagos, and Ibadan, Wennovation Hub referred to as is pioneer innovation accelerator in Nigeria by Wikipedia founded in August 2010 by Wole Odetayo, Michael Oluwagbemi, Idris Bello and Dami Agboola., Wennovation Hub focuses on social impact sectors are Education, Agriculture, Healthcare and Infrastructure.
Wennovation Hub Accelerator Programs have supported a lot of startups.
Location: 11A Revd Ogunbiyi Street, Ikeja GRA, Lagos
3rd floor, Alpha & Omega Building, Queen Elizabeth Road II, Mokola, Ibadan.
50 Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Jabi, Abuja.
Ventures Platform, according to Wikipedia, is a Pan – African early stage fund focused on supporting post MVP teams to grow their startups.
Ventures Platform invests in seed and early-stage companies that are operating in markets that have existing positive offline indicators. They offer $20,000 in investment.
Ventures Platform founded by Kola Aina and launched on the 3rd of June 2016.
Ventures Platform Accelerator Programs invested in ~20 companies including companies like mobileforms, wesabi, payconnect, jalo, proteach, lizzie’s creations, drivers.ng, myPadi.ng, Accounteer, LastPrice, VivaXD and ThriveAgric.
Stutern is a skills development and job placement platform that connects the most ambitious university graduates with long-term employment
Stutern Accelerator Programs are designed to help you elevate your earning potential and launch your career.
According to Stutern
We are on a mission to close the gap between youth unemployment and entry-level jobs in the technology industry