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Apply: NITDA In conjunction With Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Open Application Portal For Next Innovation with Japan (NINJA) Accelerator in Nigeria

Apply: NITDA In conjunction With Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Open Application Portal For Next Innovation with Japan (NINJA) Accelerator in Nigeria

Apply: NITDA In conjunction With Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Open Application Portal For Next Innovation with Japan (NINJA) Accelerator in Nigeria 

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. 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.

Next Innovation with Japan (NINJA) Accelerator in Nigeria – 2nd Cohort is designed to enhance the Nigerian startup ecosystem by strengthening underperforming and necessary sub-sectors 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.

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

Eligibility Criteria

✓ Your company must be legally incorporated in your country.

✓ 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 legally incorporated with CAC in Nigeria prior to the commencement of the training.

✓ Applicants startups should be innovative and technology-driven.

✓ Funding stage should be pre-Seed, Seed and pre-Series A

What We are Looking For

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)

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


Timeline

APRIL

Call for application starts

April 18th 2022


Call for application ends

May 13th 2022


Selection Process

1st screening by documents, 2nd screening by online interview – Mid-May – June 2022


Finalization of Selection

Mid June 2022


Foreign Company Registration Period

June- July 2022


Online Pitch event to Japanese/ International Investors

July 2022


Training

August 2022


Demo day

End of October 2022


How To Apply

Interested applicants can apply via the below link address

https://ninjaaccelerator.ng/


Contact

5 Kwaji Close, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria

info@theventurespark.com

+234(0) 916 2843 282, 

+234(0) 9094427645

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