The Next Economy- NINE Pre-Incubation Program

Building Sustainable Start-ups in Nigeria.

The Next Economy Pre-Incubation Programme is a 3-month entrepreneurship development program for early-stage businesses in Abuja, Nigeria to help grow their ideas and businesses into profitable & sustainable enterprises to stimulate the creation of jobs in Nigeria.

The Pre-incubation program will empower entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills and tools to needed achieve growth and scale. The bi-annual program aims to build the businesses of 60 Nigerian youths from Ideation – product development – validation to business model generation. Supporting start-ups in diverse sectors including but not limited to Agriculture, Agri-Tech, Education, IoT, green energy etc.

Selected Entrepreneurs will learn the following;

  • Design thinking
  • Start-up Finance
  • Customer Analysis
  • Market Segmentation
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Product development
  • Business ideation
  • Operations
  • Legal nous for startups

Weekly working sessions facilitated by seasoned experts will be conducted. Participants will be attached to mentor throughout the program cycle, allowing the participants to acquire valuable insight and customized growth hacking tips to rapidly scale their user base and develop their products. At the end of the program, the participants will pitch to prospective investors and attempt o raise $1000 in 30days with support from NINE and The Next Economy.


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Location Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
Targets Nigeria
Agribusiness, Environmental services, Construction and manufacturing, Education, Leisure and travel, Consumer durables, Accounting services, Adtech, Agritech, Animation, Artificial intelligence, Arts, Automotive, Big data, Blockchain, Clean technology and energy, Clothing and textiles, Clothing and textiles production, Computer software, Consulting and business development, Creative, media and entertainment, Diversified services, Drugs and cosmetics, E-commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Enterprise software, Fashion, Financial services, Fintech, Food production, Furniture, Graphic design, Healthcare, HealthTech, ICT, Information technology, Insurance, Internet of things (IoT), Investment management, Legal services, Logistics, Marketing and PR, Media production, Nanotech, New media, Online payment processing, Pharmaceuticals, Photography, Public transport, Renewable energy, Retail, Retail and wholesale, Sexual and reproductive health and rights, Smart city solutions, Software as a Service, Telecom, Transport and logistics, Utilities, Video production, Virtual reality, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene