iDEA Accelerator

Helping Nigerian Entrepreneurs create successful Startups


The iDEA Acceleration Program is a 14-week sprint consisting of 3 modules; Design, Build, Pitch, which gets startups to launch, grow market share, and raise funding.

The programconsists of 14 mentor-led sessions, one of which holds every week.

Experienced mentors, who look to impart knowledge, share experience, facilitate access and drive business performance, lead the sessions. We rely on mentors who have achieved outstanding business performance in Nigeria, while leading large organizations or creating their own very successful businesses. We now rely on a pool of over 80 expert mentors.

The simple objective of the iDEA program is to let you focus on running your business better, while providing you with many resources to help you succeed faster.

We take a 6% stake in startups accepted into the program, in exchange for the benefits of the program and $10,000 USD cash and $45,000 USD in services.

The culmination of our Accelerator Program is Demo Day, an event where we present startups finishing the program to investors, and the larger ecosystem.


Current Accelerator co-hort

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Jara Mobile – an app for buying airtime and making everyday bill
payments. Jara rewards all users with freebies of the best deals in town every time it’s used.

RAMP: A web and mobile application for real estate managers to
manage real estate leases, billing, communications, payments.


May 1, 2016
Program dates Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016
Targets Nigeria
Sectors E-commerce, EdTech, Financial services, Healthcare, HealthTech, Internet