NINJA Accelerator Program in Nigeria 2nd Cohort

Deadline: May 13th 2022

NINJA Accelerator Program in Nigeria 2nd Cohort


The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in 2021, commissioned an ecosystem mapping report of Nigeria’s startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem with emphasis on the agritech, health tech or 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 the nutrition, mobile health/fitness apps, healthcare marketing and many more subsectors. Unlike the Agric and healthtech 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.

Next Innovation with 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.

The 2nd cohort of the Ninja Accelerator will be conducted entirely online.

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Elgibility Criteria

What are they looking for 

  • Foreign startups which have not yet been incorporated/operated in Nigeria and are looking into the Nigerian market. (startups in other African countries, Asia, Europe and other regions are welcome to apply)
  • Nigerian startups which are already incorporated and have business operation in Nigeria


Tailored Support for Business Growth

  • Expansion

Opportunity for foreign startups to expand into the Nigerian market

  • Opportunity

Opportunity to pitch to Japanese investors and corporates at the largest African-focused startup event in Japan

  • Legal Support

Support with legal incorporation of selected foreign startups

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For more Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the NINJA ACCELERATOR PROGRAM IN NIGERIA 2ND COHORT 


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