ABIC Hub Startup Incubation Programme

Back to the homepage
challenge banner

Great things happens when like minds come together

Application is open!

Application is open for the ABIC Hub Startup Incubation Programme Apply Now.

Are you a startup based in Onitsha, Nigeria or neighbouring towns,looking to scale your business by taking part in one of the most intense, on-site, 3-month programmes?

Then look no further!

Introducing the first cohort of the ABIC Hub Incubation programme. This programme will accelerate early stage startups within Onitsha, Nigeria that are providing innovative solutions to economic, environmental, and social challenges specifically along our FOCUS AREAS. We are looking for startups/ businesses with innovative, out of the box solutions, ideally having achieved some traction and ready to scale.

Through this intense programme, selected startups will receive capacity building, lean startup training, mentorship and support to rapidly scale their products and business models. The ABIC Hub will provide the complete programme in a rich learning and collaborative environment, where selected business teams can engage with the ABIC team. Teams will validate their solutions and perfect their pitching skills. The 3 month programme ends with a physical Demo Day which will give each team exposure to a broad audience of investors as well as corporate and government partners.

Applications are open from 5th April to 19th April 2021.

About The ABIC Hub Startup Incubation Programme

Why join the programme?

  1. 3-Month Program: An intense 3-month programme designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.
  2. Masterclasses: Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising 1
  3. Corporate Partners: Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers
  4. Global Network: Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, investors and industry experts
  5. Tailored Mentorship: Carefully selected mentors who provide hands-on support and valuable introductionss
  6. Industry Events: Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Commerce conferences and events
  7. Alumni Growth Program: Continued post-program support post the 3-month programme through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions
  8. Demo Day: A day to celebrate your achievements during the programme with investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees

Incubation Programme details

Key dates

  • Application Opens: 5th April, 2021
  • Application Closes: 19th April, 2021
  • Selection: 20th - 22nd April, 2021
  • Announcement: 23rd April, 2021

Key Focus Areas

  • ICT & Media
  • Light Manufacturing and Services
  • Agriculture
  • Trade
  • Creative Arts
  • Sports

Who can apply

  • Early Stage businesses/ Startups
  • Startup Founders


Apply Now