National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Ihatch Startup Incubation Programme 3rd Cohort

iHatch is a free, intensive business incubation program that can stay for five months and is designed to help Nigerian business owners refine their ideas through coaching sessions, lectures, and boot camps.

The goal is to develop business models that are both viable and scalable, with a focus on youth, creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology.

The program offers participants a unique opportunity to learn and grow their businesses in a supportive environment.

This Cohort is happening in the locations below:

  • FCT Abuja
  • Kano State
  • Rivers State
  • Lagos State
  • Gombe State

NITDA iHatch Startup Incubation Programme Objectives

  • Encourage business owners that use innovative commercial services and goods to tackle social issues.
  •  Establish a successful incubator program and spread it to additional Nigerian states.
  • The technological ecosystem will be strengthened by concentrating funding on a few key IT industries.
  •  Make links between corporations and investors for startups.
  •  Increase the number of prosperous companies to raise employment rates.

Who Can Apply for NITDA iHatch Startup Incubation Programme?

  • Individuals/groups with an innovative business plan with a product or prototype that would aid in developing the Nigerian economy
  •  Individuals/groups willing to establish a legal company and begin business operations in Nigeria
  • Applicants must be a maximum of 18 years old.
    • Education Technology (EdTech)
    •  Agricultural Technology (AgriTech)
    •  Health Technology (HealthTech)
    •  Financial Technology (FinTech)
    •  Logistics
    •  Security
    •  Government Technology (GovTech)

NITDA iHatch Startup Incubation Programme Benefits

  • Free offline/online interactive training
  •  Free coworking space at NCAIR, Abuja
  •  Mentorship sessions with tech specialists
  •  Networking opportunities
  •  Funding opportunities

How to Apply for NITDA iHatch Startup Incubation Programme

Candidates who are interested and meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

Key Dates

  • Applications: 7th Dec 2024 – 7th Jan 2024 
  •  Assessment and selection: 9th Jan – 31st Jan 2024
  •  Notification to startups: 1st Feb – 20th Feb. 2024
  •  Training Starts: March 2024


The NITDA Ihatch Startup Incubation Programme is a unique opportunity.

Take advantage of this chance to be part of this life-changing opportunity and connect with like-minded individuals from around the globe.

Apply now to make a huge difference and contribute to a better world.

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