Boston – MassChallege, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, announced today that applications are now open for B2MC Nigeria, a bespoke startup program developed in partnership with the Nigeria National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
“MassChallenge is excited to be working with NITDA to help entrepreneurs in Nigeria grow locally while having access to the MassChallenge global network,” said Siobhan Dullea, CEO of MassChallenge. “We look forward to working with NITDA to continue to support and grow the Nigerian innovation ecosystem.”
According to Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director General/CEO, NITDA, “A vibrant startup ecosystem is highly critical to the future of our country and it’s vital to finding solutions to our numerous challenges. Innovation is a prominent way of creating prosperity for all and lifting countries out of poverty.” He further noted that “Considering this, NITDA and MassChallenge have continued to partner in this new initiative to catalyze and foster the growth and success of the country’s startup ecosystem in line with the vision of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria.”
The B2MC Nigeria program will be focused on supporting Nigeria based high-growth high-impact startups across all industries. The program is open to all aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs from across Nigeria, who are developing and executing game changing ideas, technologies, and discoveries in Nigeria. Participating startups will have access to tailored mentoring and coaching offered by NITDA and MassChallenge mentors, tailored curriculum based on startups’ needs, investment opportunities by facilitating connections to investors and a private demo-day, and access to the MassChallenge global network.
If you’re looking to learn more about the program please visit the B2MC Nigeria website. Applications for B2MC Nigeria close September 24th, 2021. You can learn more about applying to B2MC Nigeria through the B2MC Nigeria website.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) was established in 2001 to regulate the IT sector through regulatory standards, policies and guidelines. NITDA, under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is committed to implementing policies that will achieve a digital Nigeria. ICT is the fastest growing sector in the Nigerian economy, making substantial contribution to the GDP of the country. To learn more about NITDA, please visit https://nitda.gov.ng/.
About Bridge to MassChallenge
Bridge to MassChallenge strengthens innovation ecosystems and drives the creation of high-quality jobs by supporting entrepreneurs and connecting them to MassChallenge’s global network. The program collaborates with local entities to understand the potential and strategic value of their unique ecosystem, empowers them to build their own innovation communities, and connects them to global markets.
MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 2,300 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $5 billion in funding, generated more than $2.7 billion in revenue, and created more than 136,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org