Apply for the 2022 Japan NINJA Accelerator Program for Nigerian Entrepreneurs.
The Japan NINJA Accelerator Program is a startup aid program launched in January 2021 by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to stimulate innovation and the establishment of new businesses in developing economies.
Application Deadline: 13th May 2022
About the Japan NINJA Accelerator Program
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), 2021, commissioned an ecosystem mapping report on Nigeria’s startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem with emphasis on the agritech, health tech, and 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 nutrition, mobile health/fitness apps, healthcare marketing, and many more subsectors. Unlike the Agric and health tech 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.
The 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.
Scholarship Type: Entrepreneurship
Requirements for the Scholarship
- Your business must be legally incorporated in Nigeria.
- The sector must be Agri tech, health tech, or cleantech (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.
- The funding stage should be pre-Seed, Seed, and pre-Series A
Eligible Country: Nigeria
Awards: Not specified
How to apply for the Program
Interested and eligible candidates are to visit the official webpage of the Japan NINJA Accelerator Program to apply before May 13th, 2022.