for Startup Teams
The FbStart Accelerator is a 6-month research and mentorship driven program for innovative and visionary teams daring to create solutions with advanced technologies. The accelerator provides these teams with the support they need to build and optimize value driven products and match them with resources from Facebook and CcHUB.
for Startup Teams
Designed for startup teams with existing products who have customers or are market-ready.
for Student Teams
Designed for Nigerian and Ghanaian students (BSc, MSc or PhD) with working prototypes or the technical expertise required to build intended solutions.
You get access to Deep learning sessions in form of workshops/activities which are customized to your startups' needs
You would have access to corporate partners within our network and exhibit at our annual Innovation Showcase Week
You would get to build your solution with guidance from some of the best engineers & experts in the world at Facebook
Gaining insights from industry experts can save your team months of research/networking. We connect you with experts who will work closely with you
Accepted teams would receive equity-free grant funding to accelerate their solutions;
$20, 000 for Startups and $10, 000 for Student teams.
You get access to strategy sessions and support from our In-house Product, Finance, Legal and Human Resource experts
Your team would get access to high-speed internet and office space at NG_HUB in Yaba while also receiving up to $16,000 worth of Facebook and CcHUB partner credits
The accelerator is not all work! There are a lot of frequent fun activities that take place throughout the program
Raised in Grants & Investments
FbStart transformed our team from aspiring innovators to world-class solution creators with the best possible support from some of the most diligent tech facilitators.
Moses Olafenwa (DeepQuestAI)
The FbStart accelerator gives legs to your vision, and wings to your energy.
Blessing Mene (Vetsark)
An absolutely fantastic program. The advice, time, resources and contacts the program provided were invaluable and cannot be overestimated.
Uche Anisiuba (Quadron XR)
I came into this accelerator to save tomatoes but now my product saves lives. Ideas are easy, implementation is hard but our Ideas have finally taken shape.
Oghenetega Iortim (GRICD)
One of the best deep-tech accelerators out there. Packed to help you run a successful startup. The value of it's Networks are fantastic.
Taofeek Olalekan (TREPLABS)
The Fbstart accelerator is a great foundation for any startup in Nigeria venturing into any aspect of deep technology.
Damilola Soladoye (Cycles)
You do not know your eyes are closed, until they are opened. FbStart opened my eyes in ways I never expected
Tade Ajiboye (Project Move)
The experience was impactful and fantastic all the way. I learnt a lot, and created high-quality networks.
Faith Atoyebi ( Plantheus)
SayPeace moved from idea stage to a functional product. We were provided support, funding and mentorship from top engineers at Facebook.
Salisu Gaya (SayPeace)
All you need to get started as a Startup Founder was provided. From a working prototype, our solution is now ready for mass production.
Salaudeen Abdulrahman (Upnepa Nigeria)
Young entrepreneurs are groomed here. Compete to be part of it.
Ezeh Livinus (Smart Electricity)
My advice to anyone is to "Think their way into the Accelerator for the opportunity to shape the future. Crazy ideas are allowed"
Ofoedu Frank (Insyt Analytics)
The Programme is more valuable than what most people wish for. It's funding plus guidance to make a difference.
Damilola Okelana (KanjiDrive)
The programme taught my team how to move quickly and the best practices for building a tech business. Go for it and let no one tell you No.
Abdulhakim Bashir (Chiniki Guard)
Without Impact, innovation is just an idea with promise. A major Standout for me in the Accelerator.
Samuel Odeloye (Road Preppers)
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