The Nigeria Digital Economy Summit (NDES) and the Foresight Seeds Fund is calling for application for the accelerator Program for purpose-driven female startup founders in Nigeria. This is a program for Nigerian women with ideas that has the potential of scaling into a leading startup.
This is an initiative to ensure the inclusion of more women in the Nigerian Tech Ecosystem where a more gender-balanced ecosystem is more likely to thrive.
Do you have what it takes to participate in this initiative, apply now.
Why You Should Participate In The Accelerator Program?
This program is a joint initiative of NDES Women and Foresight Seeds Funds. They are embarking on an accelerator program to select 5 Nigerian women with the most thought-provoking and practical tech-driven innovations.
An independent panel of judges will select five winners. These women will receive funding, coaching, and mentoring support to bring innovative ideas to full implementation. This will be based on how effective your business case is.
The Nigeria Digital Economy Summit (NDES) is a privately funded, public-private partnership forum. It aims to support Nigeria’s digital transformation into a leading digital economy.
The forum will collaborate with both Federal and State Governments to develop the different levers (Entrepreneurship, Skills, Finance, Infrastructure, and Platforms) that are critical to the development of a robust digital economy.
In addition, Nigeria will be able to leverage the innovation and creativity of its youthful population – a key asset for the knowledge economy – in order to harness unprecedented opportunities brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Basically, it is expedient that Nigeria’s digital economy is developed; This will create opportunities for learning new skills, extending the market reach, and creating new jobs that can bring about economic prosperity for millions. Also, it is crucial to Nigeria’s GDP growth, irrespective of shortcomings in traditional infrastructure.
The deadline for application for the NDES Accelerator Program For Purpose-Driven Female Startup Founders is December 15, 2020. To apply, your business plan must indicate the use of technology in scaling your startup. You can find more information here and apply; https://ndes.org.ng/acceleratorprogram/
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