Apply for FG Startup Support

Apply for FG Startup Support

The Federal Government has recently launched the Startup Support and Engagement Portal, which is an important requirement for the implementation of the Nigeria Startup Act. This portal will help identify and bring together Nigerian startups, venture capital companies, hubs, and innovation centers to provide support and resources for the ecosystem.

Announcement and Invitation

The Minister of Communications Innovation and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani, announced the launch of the portal on his X account. He invited all Nigerian startups, venture capital companies, hubs, and innovation centers to register. The National Information Technology Development Agency also urged them to visit the portal, register, and explore the available resources.

Registration Process for Startups

  1. Visit the website http://startup.gov.ng
  2. Scroll down the page to find the options for Startups, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists or Accelerators, Innovation Hubs and incubators.
  3. Select Startups

Criteria for Enrollment

  • Be a limited liability company registered under the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA).
  • Be a company existing for less than 10 years from the date of incorporation.
  • Have a focus on innovation, development, production, improvement, and commercialization of a digital technology innovative product or process.
  • Be the holder or repository of a product or process of digital technology or the owner or author of a registered software.
  • Have at least one-third of local shareholding held by one or more Nigerians as founder or co-founder of the startup.
  • Satisfy the conditions set out in the Act, in the case of a sole proprietorship or partnership.
  • Be a tech-enabled business that uses existing tools, platforms, libraries, and frameworks to make a company or a solution more efficient or effective.

Required Details for Registration

  • RC Number (Unique CAC identification number)
  • Company Name
  • Year of Incorporation
  • Industry (type)
  • Media
  • Start Up description
  • Company Email
  • Company Address
  • Company website
  • Founder’s Full Name
  • First Name + Last Name
  • Founder’s Email Address
  • Founder’s Phone Number
  • Founder’s means of Identification (BVN or NIN)

Submission

After entering all the required details, click on the “Submit” button to complete the registration process.

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