SIDE Project is seeking early-stage startups in Enugu, Edo, Osun, Adamawa, Kwara, and Kaduna State

The Social Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship (SIDE) Project is seeking early-stage startups with great innovative ideas in the following States: Enugu, Edo, Osun, Adamawa, Kwara, and Kaduna States to unlock their potential! 

The main goal of the Social Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship (SIDE) is to provide assistance to financially viable and creative digital solutions that address the issues of poverty by targeting market and sector gaps that affect underserved communities in Nigeria. This project aims to fulfill the primary objective of DAP while also attracting investments for startups and measuring the tangible impact of improved access to essential services through the solutions identified in the program. As part of the SIDE project, there is a 4-month startup development program that focuses on scaling the identified solutions using a lean innovation approach, which relies on relevant data sets and a sustainable business model.


  • Start-ups and innovators who are in the process of ideation, developing a minimum viable product (MVP), or are in the early stages of development are encouraged to apply.
  • We are particularly interested in those addressing challenges in the sectors of education, employment, food, health, climate change, and the environment.
  • If you are operating within the geographic boundaries of Adamawa, Edo, Enugu, Kaduna, Kwara, or Osun states, we would love to hear from you.


  • Join our exciting venture development program that is specifically designed to support and promote your tech innovations.
  • Get the chance to pitch your ideas to potential investors on our Demo Day, giving you valuable exposure and the opportunity to secure funding for your project.
  • Not only that, but you’ll also have access to a ready market, giving your tech solution a platform for immediate impact and growth.
  • Throughout your journey, you’ll receive continuous support and mentorship to help you navigate the post-venture development phase successfully.
  • Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to take your tech innovations to the next level!

Expected outcome

Successful solutions will not only help in the growth of a supportive and empowering digital entrepreneurship ecosystem in the focus states, but they will also drive economic progress, create job opportunities, and uplift local communities.

If you fall into this category and want to unlock your startup potential, join us, along with NIINE and the backing of 6 hubs other across Nigeria, as we extend an invitation to the Social Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship (SIDE) Project by @UKNgTechHub. Together, let’s bridge gaps and create a brighter future.

Apply now! https://sidenigeria.com/

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