NITDA-Founder Institute graduates13 founders from 2023 Startup Accelerator program

By Stanley Iwuoha

As part of its plan to harness local talents in technology the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has concluded its Founder Institute (FI) 2023 Startup Accelerator Programme, with graduation of 13 outstanding founders, who demonstrated exceptional dedication and innovation during the rigorous 14-week accelerator program.

The ceremony, attended by key industry stakeholders, government officials, and tech enthusiasts, emphasized the collaborative efforts between NITDA and Founder Institute in fostering a vibrant tech innovation ecosystem in Nigeria.

The Founder Institute, under a contract agreement with NITDA, executed a virtual Accelerator Programme that aimed to discover and nurture founders with innovative startup ideas in emerging technologies, including Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Cybersecurity, e-Commerce, Software, Fintech, EdTech, Internet of Things (IoT), and Biotechnology.

The programme, which commenced on October 18, 2023, attracted a total of fifty founders, with 30 enrolled from NITDA and 20 from the Founder Institute. The accelerator featured 16 knowledge acquisition sessions, covering various aspects of entrepreneurship, product development, and mentorship.

Addressing the graduands, the Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, commended the commitment of both NITDA and Founder Institute in upgrading the capacity of the new set of innovative portfolio startup companies.

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