Startup Southwest!

StartUp SouthWest is a beneficiary of the Growth and Employment project (GEM). The project is focused on fostering a vibrant and sustainable technology ecosystem across the South West region of Nigeria (Ekiti, Ondo, Ogun, Oyo, Lagos and Osun) of Nigeria. Startup SouthWest is one of 6 proposed similar regional hub projects being supported by GEM (one per geo-political zone). StartUp SouthWest will include pre-Incubation trainings programs and a Startup Incubation program.

Pre-incubation Program

The Pre-Incubation program is focused on providing Training and Support in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence,Software Development Ethics,Entrepreneurship training and Ideation so as to allow innovators the opportunity to gain the skills required to build deep technologies.


  • Full time commitment(3 Months)

  • Residence within the South-West states

  • Little or No technology background

Incubation Program

It is a three (3) months program that provides an opportunity for innovative and dedicated teams who are solving Africa's biggest problems to redefine their product, achieve product market fit, acquire new customers(including corporates) and investment.

Start Date: September, 2018

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Tour of South West

A key objective of the Startup SouthWest program is to connect the ecosystem players(entrepreneurs,hubs and technology companies) in the region to drive collaboration and support innovation. We will visit these players to understand their local challenges, explore ways to solve them and promote their success.


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