As part of the key programmes of the Facebook-powered FbStart Accelerator, the NG_HUB team has begun a tour of major Universities across the various zones of Nigeria. Part of the activities outlined in this tour includes meeting with students who are involved in building drones and showcasing smart home prototypes, smart glasses, and other awesome Internet of Things objects.
The programme, which was launched in partnership with CC-Hub, is a 6-months research and mentoring programme that focuses on providing teams with the necessary tools, technical and business support as well as funding needed to launch their innovations.
Over the past week, the team has visited the Chisco Institute for International Studies, UNIZIK, Anambra. It also visited the Ken-Saro-Wiwa Innovation Hub, UNIPORT and the UBA Hall of Fame, UNN, Enugu.
The NG_HUB team also promises to visit the South-West within the week. The team will be at the University of Ibadan today, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) on Tuesday (the 12th of June), and then the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) the day after (13th of June). You can view the entire stop-points map here.
The roadshows would feature top people from Facebook and CcHUB Nigeria and would be focused on exploring exciting tech in higher institutions and discovering students (PhD, MSc & BSc) that are willing to build solutions for the future.
About the Programme
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.
It is designed to provide up to $20,000 in equity-free funding and support to innovative 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 plan is to bear the innovation message to 13 cities across Nigeria in 30 days.
At the end of the tour, startups/ teams with innovations in the listed areas and that have existing business users as well as a committed team with a desire to drive development in their focus industries will be selected for incubation.
Selected startups will receive a $20,000 in equity-free funding, business and technical support from Facebook and CcHUB coupled with access to a working space.
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