APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 JANUARY 2022

WHAT IS iHATCH

Idea Hatch (iHatch) is a 5-month free intensive incubation program organized by the National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR) in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The program was created to refine the business model of Nigerian entrepreneurs through a series of mentoring, lectures, and bootcamps to develop scalable business models in Nigeria.

OBJECTIVES

BENEFITS

FREE OFFLINE/ONLINE INTERACTIVE TRAININGS

FREE COWORKING SPACE AT NCAIR, ABUJA

MENTORSHIP SESSIONS WITH TECH SPECIALISTS

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

WHO CAN APPLY

INDIVIDUALS/GROUPS WITH AN INNOVATIVE BUSINESS PLAN WITH A PRODUCT OR PROTOTYPE THAT WOULD AID IN DEVELOPING THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY

INDIVIDUALS/GROUPS WILLING TO ESTABLISH A LEGAL COMPANY AND BEGIN BUSINESS OPERATIONS IN NIGERIA

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD

SECTOR: ALL SECTORS (E.G. AGRITECH, FINTECH, HEALTHTECH, ETC.)

Kindly note that the training will take place physically at the National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Abuja 

All information received from applicants will be treated as confidential and will not be released to any outside parties without consent

DATES

Application Opens

6 January 2022

Application Deadline

31 January 2022

Selection Process Begins

1 February 2022

Selection Process Ends

28 February 2022

Training Commences

1 March 2022

Training Ends

22 July 2022

Demo Day

29 July 2022