FbStart Accelerator at NG_HUB 2018

Facebook partners CcHub to launch NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria. Applications are invited from entrepreneurs, students, researchers, technologists and other stakeholders building solutions with advanced technologies for the 2018 FbStart Accelerator at NG_HUB. The deadline for submission of entries is June 29, 2018.

FbStart Accelerator at NG_HUB


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 research and mentorship-driven program 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).

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

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.

FbStart Accelerator at NG_HUB Program Types.

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

FbStart Accelerator at NG_HUB Eligibility.

Onsite Accelerator foe Startup Teams 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 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.

FbStart Accelerator at NG_HUB Benefits.

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.

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.

How to Apply for FbStart Accelerator at NG_HUB.

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

Apply Official Link

For more information, contact [email protected].

Deadline: June 29, 2018 at 11:59pm.


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