North-Eastern Nigeria has for years been devastated by an insurgency that has left thousands of residents dead, 2.4 million displaced, and infrastructure worth billions of dollars destroyed.
While attempts have been made to return security and governance to hitherto impacted territories, the restoration of livelihoods of residents has been paramount for both government and business watchers.
As a result, Ventures Platform Foundation has launched a start-up programme to help prospective tech start-up incubators invest in the region.
The programme has the support from the US Embassy.
It will offer funding, mentoring and support for startups pioneering robust tech solutions that solve the current inefficiencies around aid distribution and data management in relief efforts across the region.
Six successful participants will get up to $3,000 equity-free funding, access to business advisory, $10,000 AWS, access to a strategic partnership, and much more.
“It is a 4-month program designed to help startups solve prevailing problems that affect aid distribution and data management in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria. We can solve the current inefficiencies around aid distribution and data management in the North-East by leveraging technology. So, if you are an idea or early-stage startup in Nigeria innovating for this problem in the North-East.”
Ventures Platform Foundation, is the social impact arm of Ventures Platform Hub.
Applications are open until December 2.