The essence of tech hubs is to provide the necessary mentorship including facilities to nurture startups into becoming a global phenomenon. Most importantly, tech hubs as resource centres are fashioned towards increasing the productivity of tech-oriented minds.
In Nigeria today, there is an encouraging growth rate of technopreneurs who are driven by the motivation to achieve their goals and change the world. In the light of that, there are numbers of tech hubs that have indeed incubated lots of young tech minds which have given rise to many problem-solving mechanisms. Below is the list of top five tech innovation hub in Nigeria.
1. Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB)
CcHUB is an innovation centre dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity. CcHUB is Nigeria’s first open living lab and preincubation space designed as a multifunctional, multipurpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place. The Hub is a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to the many social problems in Nigeria.
In addition, CcHUB has mentored a number of startups which have grown to be really successful. Some of them include Vacant Boards, Wecyclers, 500Shops, Traclist, to mention but a few.
2. Wennovation Hub
Wennovation Hub is the acceleration initiative operated by LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited, founded in 2010 and registered in 2015 as one of the premier hubs in Nigeria. The hub is focused on bringing high impact solutions to the market in Nigeria, across a variety of sectors including education, retail/consumer products and healthcare.
Wennovation Hub’s key competence is providing access to market entry and development expertise to startups operating in Nigeria’s challenging business environment while getting them to the first customer, first revenue and significant market share. Interestingly, their goal is to achieve sustainable development in Africa by fostering innovation among the youth population
In additions, there are numbers of startups linked to Wennovation Hub such as Crop2Cash, Dilivas Box, Idea Centric, Due Metrics, Fly Boku, to mention but a few.
3. Arigo Hub
Arigo Hub is an innovative, incubation and idea network for technopreneurs, tech startups and tech enthusiasts across Africa. We provide mentorship to startups, incubate, empower and or project them to ensure all tech ideas are brought to fruition, with the aid of our awesome business development team.
Their goal is to lead tech innovation in Africa and the world at large by creating a community of the world’s greatest Tech Minds in Africa.
In addition, the hub is home to Arigo.com.ng, Africa’s biggest digital mall and business directory.
4. Stonebricks Hub
StoneBricks Hub was conceived by two young and successful entrepreneurs, who felt the need to support the vibrant community in Abuja by impacting on young businesses.
Their mission is to create an ecosystem which provides a collaborative and co-learning environment for the purpose of turning an idea into a business solution and also create working partnerships with innovative startups by providing access to resources and markets.
In addition, they are keen on collaborating with tech experts, innovators, creators to influence young men and women from as little as age 6 in the use of technology to drive social and economic change
5. Passion Incubators
Passion Incubator founded in 2014 is a technology incubator/accelerator with expertise in innovation program design and tech investments. They collaborate with corporate organizations, government agencies, embassies and universities to design, manage and implement startup programs.
Their goal is to be the most prolific supporter of impactful innovation development, startup incubation and seed-stage investment.
Interestingly, they are popular for nurturing startups like Waracake, Talkingbookz, Beattrafik, Medrep, Easyspace and Stylista to mention but a few.