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Good News To All Nigerians: All You Need To Know And Apply Link For New Federal Government Support Called "Hatch (iHatch)"

Good News To All Nigerians: All You Need To Know And Apply Link For New Federal Government Support Called "Hatch (iHatch)"

Good News To All Nigerians: All You Need To Know And Apply Link For New Federal Government Support Called "Hatch (iHatch)"

WHAT IS iHATCH

Idea Hatch (iHatch) is a 5-month free intensive incubation program organized by the National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR) in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The program was created to refine the business model of Nigerian entrepreneurs through a series of mentoring, lectures, and bootcamps to develop scalable business models in Nigeria.


OBJECTIVES

Support 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.


BENEFITS

FREE OFFLINE/ONLINE INTERACTIVE TRAININGS

FREE COWORKING SPACE AT NCAIR, ABUJA

MENTORSHIP SESSIONS WITH TECH SPECIALISTS

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES


WHO CAN APPLY

INDIVIDUALS/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 (E.G. AGRITECH, FINTECH, HEALTHTECH, ETC.)

KINDLY NOTE THAT THE TRAINING WILL TAKE PLACE PHYSICALLY AT THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTICS IN ABUJA 

ALL INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM APPLICANTS WILL BE TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL NOT BE RELEASED TO ANY OUTSIDE PARTIES WITHOUT CONSENT

DATES

Application Opens

6 January 2022


Application Deadline

31 January 2022


Selection Process Begins

1 February 2022


Selection Process Ends

28 February 2022


Training Commences

1 March 2022


Training Ends

22 July 2022


Demo Day

29 July 2022

How To Apply

Interested applicants can apply via the below link address

https://ncair.nitda.gov.ng/?page_id=3613

Contacts Address

Address: Plot No. 790, Cadastral Zone B03, Wuye, Abuja

Email: ncair@nitda.gov.ng

Phone: +234-817-877-8499; +234-817-877-8501

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