Fb Start Accelerator at NG_HUB 2018 for Students and Startup Teams in Nigeria

Fb Start Accelerator at NG_HUB 2018 for Students and Startup Teams in Nigeria

Deadline: June 29, 2018

Applications are open for the Fb Start Accelerator at NG_HUB 2018. The FbStart Accelerator at NG_HUB is a deep-tech focused accelerator program for visionary and innovative teams using advanced technologies to solve problems in our society and build solutions for the future.

The accelerator is a research and mentorship driven 6-month program for innovative and visionary teams daring to create solutions with advanced technologies. It would focus on providing teams with technical & business support and funding needed to optimize their product for growth. It is designed for startup and student teams building solutions that utilize any of these technologies; Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Internet of Things, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR).

NG_HUB, from Facebook and in partnership with CcHUB, is a deep-tech focused innovation lab for entrepreneurs, students, researchers, technologists and other stakeholders building solutions with advanced technologies.

Program Types

  • The onsite accelerator is tailored for startup teams who would be physically present at NG_HUB
  • Student teams would have the flexibility of a virtual acceleration program, with the option to work out of partner hubs.

Onsite Accelerator foe Startup Teams

Benefits:

Startups that are accepted into the program will receive the following:

  1. Equity-free funding: Startup teams would get $20,000 in equity-free funding.
  2. Hands-on support: Product development, business strategy & structure, financial management and investment readiness.
  3. Access to technical experts and business mentors from the Facebook and CcHUB network
  4. An office space with high-speed internet, meeting rooms & more.

Eligibility:

Open to entrepreneurs, students, researchers, technologists and other stakeholders building solutions with advanced technologies.

To be eligible for the program, startups must meet the following criteria:
  1. Have a functional product leveraging one of these technologies; Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Data Science, Artificial Reality or Virtual Reality
  2. Have gained some users/customers.
  3. Have a technical lead and founder (s) that are fully committed to the business.
  4. Have the potential to disrupt or greatly enhance their focus industries.

Virtual Accelerator for Student teams

Benefits:

Student teams that are accepted into the program will receive the following:

  1. Equity-free funding: BSc. students – $5,000. MSc. students – $10,000 PhD. students – $15,000
  2. Hands-on support: Product development, Business strategy & Structure, and Investment readiness.
  3. Access to technical experts and business mentors from the Facebook and CcHUB’s network
  4. Possible access to office space and high-speed internet at partner hubs.
  5. A flexible program designed with consideration to your academic obligations.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the program, student teams must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a BSc., MSc. or PhD student in a Nigerian higher institution as at July 2018.
  2. Have an idea, research or product that would leverage one of these technologies; Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Data Science, Artificial Reality or Virtual Reality
  3. Have a technical lead and founder (s) that are fully committed to the business.

Application

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Fb Start Accelerator at NG_HUB.

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