tech hubs in nigeria

TECH HUBS IN NIGERIA

1) TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION INITIATIVE (TD4PAI)

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, mentoring

 

2) STARTPRENEURS

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, Jahi, Abuja

Tel +234 814 0424240 info@startpreneurs.com.Ng

http://startpreneurs.com.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 - hello@venturesplatform.com, partners@venturesplatform.com

http://venturesplatform.com

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 prospective clients

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 Boulevard, Maitama

Tel - 07051014110, 08182389234, 08160055087

info@stonebricksgroup.com

http://stonebrickshub.com

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 workstations. 

 

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 - info@civicilab.com

Tel - 234 (0) 704 370 0000

https://civicilab.com

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 energy technologies.

Location - 2 Zambezi Cres, Wuse, Abuja

admin@tangenthub.com.ng

www.tangenthub.ng

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 camp.

 

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 program.

Location - 3rd Floor, NEPZA Building 2 Zambezi Crescent Off, Aguiyi Ironsi St, Abuja

http://enspire.org.ngg

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, Abuja.

Tel. 08020899362

Email - box@boxofficehub.ng

https://boxofficehub.ng

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

info@cchubnigeria.com

https://cchubnigeria.com/

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 stage investment.

Location - 70, Olonode Street, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos

Tel - 07033579178

Email - info@passionincubator.ng

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

 

14) NG_HUB

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 Board

 

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, Akure

Tel - 2348037254890, Email - hello@akuretechhub.org, akuretechhub.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

http://devsdistrictnigeria.com

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 - office@vervetree.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

Email: startup@covenantuniversity.edu.ng

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 Beyioku-Alase.

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

Atanda-Olu School.

Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos

Tel - 2348060615727, 2347062031521, Email - info@projectenableafrica.org

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.                                                                                                                                                       Workspace : It's designed just for you to get work done with steady power, Internet and desks for teams.                                                                                                                                                  Web : 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 lean methodology

 

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 investor.

Location - 12 Onikanga Street, Ilorin, Kwara

Tel - 234 908 217 1728 

Email - contact@foundershub.xyz

Facilities and Services - Uninterrupted power supply, Internet services, co working space, furniture, administrative service, serene environment.

 

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 - info@kadicthub.com

Service - Training, block chain, start up and conducive environment for entrepreneur

 

24) OLOTUSQUARE

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 stakeholders

Location - 1216 Ibiyinka Olorunbe, Victoria Island, Lagos

Tel - (+234) 1 236 4058

Email - affstaff@africafintechfoundry.com

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.

 

 

 

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