APPLY: 2022 Federal Government iHatch Startups Incubation Program for Nigerian Entrepreneurs

iHatch Startups Incubation Program

Idea Hatch (iHatch) is a 5-month free Startups intensive incubation program organized by the National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR) in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The program was created to refine the business model of Nigerian entrepreneurs through a series of mentoring, lectures, and bootcamps to develop scalable business models in Nigeria.

The incubation program will provide an excellent opportunity for startups who have innovative business plans with a prototype service/product.


  • Host: National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR)
  • Category: Training | Fellowships
  • Eligible Country: Nigeria
  • Reward: Training | Networking | Funding 
  • Deadline: January 31, 2022


iHatch is a 5-month free intensive incubation program designed to help Nigerian entrepreneurs refine their business ideas through a series of coaching, lectures, and boot camps to generate scalable business models.

Participating startups will receive free offline and online interactive training from experienced coaches and mentors from all over the world. Other benefits includes free co-working space and investment opportunities for the duration of the program.


To be considered for the training, you must take note of the following:

  • Individuals/groups with an innovative business plan with a product or prototype that would aid in developing the nigerian economy
  • Individuals/groups willing to establish a legal company and begin business operations in Nigeria
  • Participants must be at least 18 years old
  • Sector: all sectors (e.g. agritech, fintech, healthtech, etc.)

Kindly note that the training will take place physically at the national centre for artificial intelligence and robotics in abuja 

All information received from applicants will be treated as confidential and will not be released to any outside parties without consent


  • Free offline/online interactive trainings
  • Free coworking space at NCAIR, Abuja
  • Mentorship sessions with tech specialists
  • Networking opportunities
  • Funding opportunities


  • Support entrepreneurs that use creative commercial services and products to address social challenges.
  • Create a model incubation program and expand it to other states in Nigeria.
  • Strengthen the technological ecosystem by centering support on selected IT sectors.
  • Establish connections between the startups and investors/corporations.
  • Boost the number of successful businesses to improve employment rates.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the link below.

Its a 5-month intensive program you won’t want to miss as an entrepreneur.

Best wishes 


Deadline: January 31, 2022