TECH HUBS IN NIGERIA
1) TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION INITIATIVE
Established - 2014
Founded by Dr. Agu Collins
Aim and Focus - To increase the socio-economic welfare of the
society by creating opportunities for gainful employment via empowerment of youths
from vulnerable backgrounds by making technological education accessible — particularly
in rural communities. Also focus on embedded systems and hardware programming
Location - Kuje district of Abuja
Facilities and Service - Work desk and chair, hostel, gas
powered generator and solar panel for electricity, training hall, Pharmacy,
technology incubator, accelerator, training and research and development hub
that fosters innovative ideas. Developing life skills through innovation, incubation
of startups and sustained programmes such as ICT, creative arts, sports,
Established - 2016
Founder - Jennifer Chizua
Focus - Mobile Big Data, Big Data, Machine learning, Virtual
Reality, Augmented Reality, Facial Tracking, Artificial Intelligence and
Digital Literacy. Startpreneurs is also a seed-fund and accelerator for
innovative smart city technology ideas revolving around emerging technology.
Based in Abuja, it is an ecosystem that encourages capacity development and
technical skill learning through various high profile, industry standard
training modules and programme.
Location - No. B09, Plot 159, Cadastral Zone,
Tel +234 814 0424240 firstname.lastname@example.org.Ng
Facilities and Services - Halls, workspace, furnitures,
internet service, administrative services, 24 hours electricity, Security.
3) VENTURES PLATFORM HUB
Established - 2016
Founder - Kola Aina
Focus - Investing in people building the future and to be a
leading source of capital, capacity building, support and advocacy for
under-served entrepreneurs, communities and institutions, enabling them enhance
the creation of wealth and development in Africa.
Location - 29 Mambilla Street, Off Aso Drive, Three
Arms Zone, Abuja
5 Sumbo Jibowu St, Ikoyi, Lagos
Tel - 234 809 041 5327
Email - email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilities and services - Cafe, training room, incubator
space, co working space, private office, lounge, conference room, reception,
furnitures, internet service.
4) STONEBRICKS HUB
Founded by Omotola Agbi and Oluwatoyin Amira
Focus - Creating an ecosystem which provides a collaborative
and co-learning environment for the purpose of turning an idea into a business
solution and Creating working partnerships with innovative start-ups and
pre-commercial entrepreneurs by providing access to resources and markets.
Creating workspaces and overseeing space management for
Collaborating with tech experts, innovators, creators to
influence young men and women from as little as age 6 in the use of technology
to drive social and economic change
Location - 10 Danube Close, Off Danube Street, Off IBB
Tel - 07051014110, 08182389234, 08160055087
Facilities and Service - Dining lounge, meeting and
conference rooms, training rooms, reception services, wireless broadband
services, administrative services and on-site management, every company
based at StoneBricks Hub has full independence of their own business units and
5) CIVIC INNOVATION LAB
Established - 2017
Founder and Programme adviser - Mosope Olaosebikan
Focused on merging creative and innovative social solutions
with technology to solve our most pressing problems as a society.
Location - Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Beside H-Medix
Pharmacy, Wuse II, Abuja
Email - email@example.com
Tel - 234 (0) 704 370 0000
Facilities and services - Meeting room, private offices,
Develop digital literacy skills in undeserved areas,Live Entertainment with the
Civic Backyard, Promote art, culture and social engagement, Consulting and
expertise in Innovation, Incubation of Start Ups, Renting of Work Spaces, Organize
Hackathons, Develop Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics clubs
Support students through the Student Innovation Challenge.
6) THE TANGENT ECO-INNOVATION HUB
Founder - Rosaline G.
Agiamoh (Ghraizi & Partners Limited)
Focused - Improving capacity in research and development of
ICT applications, agriculture research, environmental management and renewable
Location - 2 Zambezi Cres, Wuse, Abuja
Services - Tangent Eco-Innovation Hub provides employment
opportunities and networking access to an exclusive community of researchers,
renewable energy experts and venture capital partners that offer optimal
opportunities towards the development of Science, Technology and Innovation
(STI) in Africa.Also provides Urban farm training for internally displaced persons
7) ENSPIRE HUB
Established - 2009
Vision and Focus - It is centred around fostering business
growth and success and offering complete business support services that can be
accessed by every innovative company or individual admitted into its incubator
Location - 3rd Floor, NEPZA Building 2 Zambezi Crescent Off,
Aguiyi Ironsi St, Abuja
Facilities and service include an incubation and
pre-incubation program, acceleration program and business clinics. Generator,
Parking spaces, Toilet, Projector, Air Condition, Security, Marker Board. Enspire
is amongst the major initiatives of Abuja Technology Village Free Zone Company (ATV).
It seeks to stimulate economic growth and sustainable job creation in Nigeria through
innovation, entrepreneurship, enterprise development and technology commercialization
by providing training, mentoring, networking opportunities, infrastructure and access
to finance among others.
8) BOX OFFICE HUB DISCOVERY CENTRE
Established - 2012
Founder - Doyin Adewola
Focus - To create the ideal environment for entrepreneurs to
grow with the aim of giving entrepreneurs an opportunity to study, test and
master their market in a conducive environment, cost effective and professional
way. Long-term office rent is absorbed and evenly distributed across various
startups and SMEs.
Location - Discovery Mall, 215 Konoko Crescent, Wuse II,
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilities and Service - Workspace on demand, Meeting and
Training Rooms, Online Member Network, Benefits and Discounts, Events and
Meet-ups. Business support, front desk, office assistants, internet
connectivity, security, furniture and fixtures, air conditioning system and
power supply are all shared by all businesses co-located in a center
9) BD Hub
Founded by Isaac Balami
Focus - BD Hub provides strategic guidance and mentoring
support for young companies to thrive. It's a social enterprise dedicated to
finding and enabling world-changing businesses of tomorrow.
Location - Discovery Mall, Adebola Adetokunbo Crescent, Wuse
2, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.
Facilities and Service - Parking space, Furniture,
Reception, Training room, Conference room, Air condition, Uninterrupted power
supply, Maker board, Projector
10) CO-CREATION HUB
Established - 2010
Founder - Bosun Tijani, Femi Longe
Focus - Smart infrastructure, Government, Health and well
being, Fintech, Education, Digital security
Location - Herbert
Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.
Tel - 234 (01) 2950555294
Services - It remains Nigeria’s first open lab and
pre-incubation space. The hub is designed to be a multi-functional,
multi-purpose space where creative social tech ventures are catalysed. Not only
that, it has become a go-to place for technologists, social entrepreneurs,
government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to
meet and co-create new solutions to the many social problems in Nigeria.
Notable ventures like BudgIT and Grit Systems emerged from
the CcHub academy. Mark Zuckerberg’s first stop during his visit to
Nigeria was to the hub. Its referred to technology ecosystem in Nigeria. Island
11) PASSION INCUBATOR
Established - 2014
Founder - Olufumbi Falayi and Taiwo Ajetunmobi
Focus - To increase the number of partnerships between
corporates and startups by creating platforms for innovators and business
owners to connect and exchange value. Long-term goal is to be the most prolific
supporter of impactful innovation development, startup incubation and seed
Location - 70, Olonode Street, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos
Tel - 07033579178
Email - email@example.com
Facilities - Shared & Private Spaces, Excellent
Coworking Spaces, Uninterrupted power supply, Internet facilities, Furnitures,
Conference room, Reception.
Start up include Waracake, Talkingbookz, Beattrafik, Medrep,
Easyspace and Stylista. It co working space is called Leadspace and is located
at Yaba, Ojodu, Ikoyi and Victoria Island
12) IMPACT HUB
Founder - Solape Hammond and Bolaji Finnih
Focus - To help individuals all over the world move from
intention to impact by serving as a springboard for exploring ideas and sharing
knowledge; a curator of innovation through labs, learning spaces, incubation
and acceleration programs and as a facilitator of essential resources and capital.
Location - 7A Milverton Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Tel: 0816 676 1226
Facilities and Services - It offers 1500 square
miles dedicated event space with with several private offices outdoor space,
conference room, co working space, Training room, Pergola and events
spaces. The event spaces can hold over 200 people and all rooms are
equipped with suitable amenities.
13) IDEA HUB
Established - 2013.
Founder/CEO - Helen Anatogu
Focus - To support a new generation of Nigerian digital
entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions and business models that make
businesses and commerce more efficient, provide new ways to deliver government
and social services and help reduce poverty and unemployment.
Location - 296 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo yaba 100001, Lagos
Facilities and service - Generator, Parking
spaces, Toilet, WIFI, Projector, Air Condition, Sound System. Indoor
Changing Rooms, Catering Services, Security, Musical Instrument, Marker Board. Also
provides support to digital entrepreneurs in the form of mentorship,
co-working space, legal and other business support services. With support
from the government through the National Information Technology Development
Fund (NITDEVF), the iDEA Hub spread its presence to Tinapa, Cross River
Founder - Facebook,
in partnership with the Co-creation Hub
Focus - Provide a haven for startups to collaborate, learn
and exchange ideas. Also to help turn Nigeria into a hotbed of high-tech entrepreneurialism.
So for startups and students focusing on advanced technology such as machine
learning, and extended reality, we’re launching an accelerator programme to
turn their ideas into reality
Location - 8 Montgomery Rd, Sabo yaba 100001, Lagos
Services - Partnered with seven technology incubation
centres across each geopolitical regions in Nigeria to run virtual
campuses or programmes of sort. NG hub in Lagos would then run as the Headquarter.
Also to give mentorship and research that will help to dramatically reduce the
time it takes for innovations to come to market.
15) TPX HUB
Focus - To offer a new kind of environment, which caters to
a community of professionals; freelancers, entrepreneurs and SMEs, providing a
comfortable place to work, share, incubate & network.
Location - Opebi, 16 Alfred Olaiya Street, Lagos, Nigeria
Facilities - Seminar room, co working space, executive
office, conference room, training hall, Generator, Parking spaces, Toilet,
WIFI, Projector, Air Condition, Sound System, Security, Marker
16) AKURE TECH HUB
Established - 2018
Founding Partners - Ondo State Government, the Federal
University of Technology, Akure and Akure TechUp
Focus - To create a framework for the planning, research,
development and regulation of Information Technology practices, activities and
systems in Ondo State. Our sole reason of existence is to provide a space that
gives more than enough room for social innovation to thrive, equally providing
all the necessary human, technical and capital resources as well as a greatly
conducive environment for testing, nesting innovations.
Location - Akure Tech Hub, Botanical Garden, Obanla, FUTA,
Tel - 2348037254890, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org,
Service - An open space, for the emerging community
with facilities for innovation
Two startups in the state (Planet NEST and Prunedge).
17) DEVSDISTRICT HUB
Established - 2016
Founded - Emmanuel Odunlade
Focus - Provides businesses with tools they need for growth,
and others services such as business mentorship, data gathering and analysis,
market research and more. The vision is to enhance creativity and inventions in
the heart of Africans. To aid the creation of a future where Africa will be
considered as a source for innovation.
Location - Futa road, Akure
Tel - 2349063105324
Service - Coding and We provide startups with the technical
skills and other things they need to go from idea to product.
18) VERVE TREE HUB
Founder - Ayoola Olaniyi and Olanrewaju Olatunde
Focus - To nurture and support creative ideas from student
entrepreneurs by helping to grow their tech-based start-ups intosustainable and
scalable enterprises. We understand that innovation starts with limitless
possibilities and that is why we are here – to help shape those
opportunities. Also to stimulate the creation and growth of technology-based
start-ups by focusing on creative ideas from in-school talents studying in the
twenty-one Tertiary Institutions in Ogun State, thereby increasing the number
of successful start-ups developing in the State.
Location - No 4, Olubara Road, Ibara Housing Estate,
Abeokuta. Ogun State
Tel - 234 806 216 5164, 234 703 765 1751
Email - email@example.com
Service - Training to develop start up ideas, mentoring for
student entrepreneur, helping to solve tech base questions
19) HEBRON STARTUP LAB
Established - 2017
Location - Covenant University
Focus - To birth value-driven startup companies. Its a
startup incubator designed to transform ideas into startup ventures leveraging
on deep rooted research outcomes of students, faculty and alumni of Covenant
University. To create an ecosystem that facilitates the spring up of
innovations, which are nurtured to become great startup companies.
Location - CUCRID Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State
Phone: (555) 555-5555
Service - Series of hands-on experimental learning
programmes and mentorship to identify, develop and build entrepreneurial
students who use their own ingenuity to create value driven product and
startups. Training room
Start up include mobile waiter
20) PROJECT ENABLE AFRICA HUB
Founder - Dr. Adebukola Adebayo and Mrs. Adedoyin
Focus - It is a disability-friendly digital hub aimed at
promoting the access of young persons with disabilities to ICT skills and
opportunities. The project is supported by the United States government through
the Alumni Engagement Innovation Funds and the US Consulate Small Grant.
Location - JONAPWD Secretariat, Chaptels Hotel, Adekunle
Kuye, Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos
Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos
Tel - 2348060615727, 2347062031521, Email -
Service - Empowerment, Advocacy, Community Sensitization
21) START INNOVATION HUB
Focus - Its an ICT firm committed to helping technology
startups with software and hardware ideas start up faster. It also aims at
stimulating economic growth in the technology community by providing key
ingredients like seed funding, mentorship and access to business expertise.
Others are networking opportunities, peer review, pitch development, product
testing and introduction to investors.
Location - Suite G11, Ground Floor, Ibom e-Library, Uyo Ibom
eLibrary Complex, IBB Avenue, Uyo - Akwa Ibom State.
Tel - 234 909 000 9216
Service - Android:We run courses for entry level and
experienced developers and also build apps for clients.
: It's designed just for you to get work done with steady power, Internet and
desks for teams.
: We handle web development projects and also run courses for developers. Pre-incubation : The incubation programme
helps you fail fast and succeed faster with community support.
Arduino : Are you a hardware hacker or wannabe? Join our amazing team
and create world class projects.
Training : Software Development and Technology Entrepreneurship using
22) FOUNDERS HUB
Founded by Adeyinka Adekeye
Focus - Its a tech entrepreneurship development centre
providing co-working space and incubation services to young businesses within
the state.The hybrid incubator has since taken on the mantra to “revolutionise
the way people work and build businesses” around the northern region. Incubated
startups undergo a 1-year incubation session where they are offered business
development training, mentorship, and seed fund through an unnamed Angel
Location - 12 Onikanga Street, Ilorin, Kwara
Tel - 234 908 217 1728
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilities and Services - Uninterrupted power supply,
Internet services, co working space, furniture, administrative service, serene
23) KAD ICT HUB
Founder - Kaduna State government
Focus - To serve as a hub for entrepreneurs, computer
engineering, software development, sofware testing and IT training. To bring
together world-class technologies and innovations. In partnership with
CODERS4AFRICA, KAD ICT Hub offers a training program for beginners and
advanced trainees with cutting-edge technological trends and tools.
Location - 47 Kanta Road / Independence Way, Kaduna, Nigeria
Email - email@example.com
Service - Training, block chain, start up and conducive
environment for entrepreneur
Founder - Bruce Lucas
Focus - Its a tech hub that houses lots of business and tech
organisations in other to encourage collaboration amongst these businesses.
Location - 1 Khana Street, D/Line, 500261, Port Harcourt
Facilities and Services - Training, Incubation, co-working
space, research, free consultation during office hours, tech expositions, among
other tech support programs. OlotuSquare also houses the Google Developer Group
Port Harcourt, as well as the Java User Group, Port Harcourt.
25) BLUE HUB
Established - 2017
Founder - Maryam Lawan Gwadabe
Focus - It is a ‘tech-preneurship’ hub aimed at catering for
services that have to do with technology and business incubation. Its the first
tech hub in Kano.
Location - No 231 ABH street Sharada Road, Gadun, Kano
Facilities and Services - Incubation, workspaces, workshops,
seminars and ICT consultancy.
26) AFRICA FINTECH FOUNDRY(AFF)
Founder - Access Bank
Focus - To nurture, fund, and accelerate the growth of
FinTech startups in Africa through its mentorship and accelerator programmes,
fast-tracking their growth and maturity to deliver relevant solutions to the
market, providing greater access to financial services to the financial
excluded across the continent.
To enable emerging digital technology innovators on the
continent meet and exceed their potential for the commercial benefit of our
Location - 1216 Ibiyinka Olorunbe, Victoria Island, Lagos
Tel - (+234) 1 236 4058
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Services - To create new opportunities for African
innovators and entrepreneurs by providing incubation support, facilitate access
to capital, markets, customers and global innovation partners. AFF also
provides a test bed to showcase best practices and the successes of African-led
FinTech solutions. Also, there is an accelerator program that admits six
(6) technology start-ups a year and contect these tech start-ups to Investors
27) ROAR HUB
Established - 2017
Founder - Charles Emembolu
Focus - Is Nigeria’s premier university embedded technology
hub and incubator. It was setup to encourage entrepreneurial knowledge
development among students and faculty in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and
also to bridge the gap between the academia, public and industry. Also, to
create home grown technology solutions with global impact and also aim at
producing the next generation of entrepreneurs by creating an enabling
environment, support systems and relevant skills for success with technology entrepreneurship
Location - Behind Faculty of Arts Lecture Hall, University
of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nsukka, Enugu State
Services - Identify, mentor and invest in exceptional
student led ideas - helping their enterprise to achieve product-market fit and
hopefully assist them to raise money.
Creating research enabled business
The hub partner with Facebook NG hub and the
partnership is very indicative as it supportthe strides of our incubated teams
who have built businesses leveraging drone technologies, Blockchain, artificial
intelligence, machines and design, etc.