TechWoof Africa reported last month on the launch of the iNOVO accelerator programme that aimed to accelerate early startups in Nigeria that are solving challenges resulting from the Covid 19 pandemic, specifically in EdTech, AgriTech and HealthTech.
UK-Nigeria Tech Hub partnered with Ventures Platform and Startupbootcamp Afritech to launch the programme where more than 750 applications were received, and top 20 teams invited to participate.
Ten Nigerian startups have finally been selected to participate in the programme.
Three startups, namely Afrilearn, Digilearn and Schoola are all in the ed-tech space, while Agriple , Foodbank.ng and Farmers First Technologies are in the Agri-tech space. The remaining startups, Gleeworld Pharmacy, Pharmaserv Health Project and Wellvis are in the e-health space.
Through this 3-month online programme, 10 selected startups will receive capacity building, lean startup training, mentorship and support to rapidly scale their products and business models.
Startupbootcamp will provide the complete programme through the Accelerator Squared Platform, which provides a rich learning and collaboration platform where founders can engage with SBC and Ventures Platform team, dedicated Entrepreneurs in residence, mentors, investors, and industry experts.
Teams will validate their solutions and perfect their pitching skills. The programme will end with a Demo Day which will give each team exposure to a broad audience of investors and corporate and government partners.