Startups

Since 2011, CcHUB has supported the growth of a community passionate about the role of technology in transforming Nigeria. We have seen from experience that there are lots of people and organizations interested in the application of technology to solve local problems and our goal is to continue to unearth such individuals/companies and to support them to bring their ideas/products to life.

One of the ways we have done this is through the programs in our incubation unit. To date, over ninety (90) ideas and companies have benefited from our support.

Pre-Incubation

It is a 6-month program to support aspiring entrepreneurs to build and launch initial prototypes of their tech-enabled solutions to clearly defined problems in society. The goal is to validate the idea and product/market fit. The program comes with a cash investment of $5,000, mentoring from the management team and hands-on support from our Product development team.
  • Innovative idea that leverages web or mobile technology to solve a problem/issue
  • Idea must improve on an existing process/solution or be completely new i.e. hasnโ€™t been done locally
  • Adequately researched problem with a clear picture of the target segment it affects
  • Team should have skills to build the solution (or have access to technical skills)
  • Full-time commitment for 6 months spent building the solution and conduct market validation to understand your potential users?
  • Team must have at least one full-time member and a maximum of 3 team members

Incubation

This is a 12-month program focused on helping ventures with some level of traction & revenue to build businesses that can grow into global sustainable companies. Startups will access up to $25k during the program and have direct access to follow-on funding of up to $250k from Growth Capital, free office space for the team, free credits for partner products, business support and access to a network of partners and more. To be eligible to apply, startups must meet the following criteria:
  • Have a revenue model and be generating revenue.
  • Have a functional product that leverages technology.
  • Have gained Users/customers. Been in operations (since launch date) for at least 6 months.
  • Have a management team consisting of up to 3 members which include a technical lead and founder(s) that are fully committed to the business.
  • Have the potential to scale.
This program is open to founders looking to grow their business in Africa, particularly Nigeria. Startups will have to be based in our incubation space in Lagos, Nigeria for the duration of the program.

Acceleration

Accelerators are 12-week programs designed to help startups refine their products, business model and processes, positioning them for sustained growth. With a core focus on product development, financial management, investment readiness and business modeling, accelerators are designed to be flexible and provide support based on the individual needs of the startup. Our accelerators are fast-paced and execution driven, with a priority focus on founders applying learnings to their startups in real time. Startups in our Accelerator programs get access to:
  • One-on-one sessions with our internal experts at CcHUB
  • Coaching sessions with leading industry experts
  • Free credits from partner products
  • Access to mentors
  • Access to partners and networks
Find information about some of our past acceleration programs here We've implemented accelerator programs for international and local partners, graduating 40+ active startups which have gone on to create over 500+ jobs. Some of our previous and existing partners include NOKIA, Intel, Enviu, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, GIZ and Endeva. Interested in running an accelerator for your organisation? Contact us here

CcHUB partners with Google for Startups to help our startup community thrive. Google for Startups is a global network that connects international startup communities with the best of Google's resources and programmes.

You'll learn from and meet with people across different skills, industries, and geographies, and gain access to global programs, events, and a network of spaces, where entrepreneurs can go to learn, connect, and build companies that will change the world

Tender.ng helps businesses stay abreast of contracting opportunities in Nigeria through timely notifications about contracts that are a good fit with their business interest.

Community 2018

OffCampusNG provides an enjoyable and stress-free accommodation experience for students and corps members to enhance their academic performance and social well-being

Real Estate 2018

Eko Analytics uses Artificial Intelligence to gather reliable market information to aid business decisions for organisations.

Artificial Intelligence 2018

Identity Tech is a customer experience management company that provides businesses with a cloud-based visitor management and queue management solution which also makes it possible to easily analyze customer service data in real time and over a long period.

Customer Experience 2018

Doctoora infrastructure as a service company that increases access to quality healthcare by providing healthcare professionals with fully serviced medical facilities, to rent on a pay-per-use basis.

Health 2018

E-estates App enhances living experiences for residents staying at gated communities by enabling estate owners better coordinate their affairs and overall interaction/communication with the residents.

Real Estate 2018

A mapping, GIS and data management company that provides clients with the information they need to build new assets or extend the lifespan and usefulness of existing ones.

Construction 2018

BigPot a power utility company which aims to provide energy to small and medium-sized residences and businesses through smart community microgrids.

Power 2018

Riby is a cooperative banking platform that helps groups save, borrow and invest together, for access to finance

Fintech 2018

Stutern connects employers looking for the best talents with students looking for internship opportunities.

Education 2015

Applies smart technology to build an efficient blood system across sub-Saharan Africa through an enterprise marketplace that links hospitals with blood banks.

Health 2015

Findworka builds and deploys great technology for organisations without the need to extend your payroll

Software Development 2018

Sareloย is an online market assistant that gives you the freshest foodstuff at the best prices.

Food Delivery 2017

Mamalette is a platform where Nigerian mothers and mothers-to-be interact to provide mutual support and community throughout the motherhood experience.

Community 2015

Truppr is a social tool that connects YOU to events and people around you to help make regular exercise a lifestyle

Health 2014

GoMyWay is a ride-sharing platform that connects passengers with drivers who have spare seats to share.

Transportation 2015

Wecyclers gives households a chance to capture value from their waste while providing a reliable supply of materials to the local recycling industry.

Sustainability 2014

Nigeria’s civic tech organisation, raising the standards of transparency, citizen engagement & accountability most especially in public finance.

Governance 2011

GRIT Systems develops web-enabled technology for controlling and gathering data about household & commercial electrical power consumption.

InternetOfThings 2015
VacantBoards is an Online Outdoor Advertising Marketplace specializing in both traditional and digital Out-of-Home media.
Advertising 2013

Genii Games Limited is the parent entity behind the ร€sร  (meaning culture in Yoruba) brand; a growing collection of interactive mobile apps and web videos for kids to learn about African Cultures in fun ways.

Gaming 2012

500Shops is a platform with a mission to provide creative tools that help businesses sell their products online

E-commerce 2013

Autobox is a platform for car owners to discover & purchase genuine auto parts and find tips on everything motoring.

E-commerce 2015

Efiko is a mobile social testing platform tied to school curriculum designed to stimulate and personalize the learning experience

Education 2012

Traclist is a social platform that gives you access to a wide range of fashion products from many different retailers in Nigeria.

E-commerce 2012

Carpool with TRUSTED & VERIFIED members going in your direction.

Transportation 2015
Our Impact

Our own version of change

Over 5 years ago we set out to leverage technology to effect social change. Below are a few milestones we have achieved.

CcHUB Pitch Drive From Africa to Europe

In partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs, CcHUB launched PitchDrive, a three-week five-city European tech hub tour across London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich and Paris with the aim to raise โ‚ฌ20M in funding from investors.

GO-GA (GoLabz Goes Africa) Improving studentsโ€™ participation & outcomes in STEM

Along with a consortium of 2 African and 5 European partners, in our quest to improve learning outcomes in STEM across Africa, we secured part-funding from the European Commission totalling 1.5 Million Euros (under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Funding Scheme).

By adapting the successful Go-Lab Ecosystem, GO-GA will improve studentsโ€™ participation & outcomes in STEM; deploying engaging digital STEM content as well as the capacity development of teachers in modern, effective teaching methods.

GO-GA will pilot in Nigeria, Kenya, and the Republic of Benin, with built-in plans to scale across Africa in 3 years.

NG_HUB by Facebook Deep-tech innovation hub

In partnership with Facebook, we launched NG_HUB in May 2018. The hub is a deep-tech focused innovation lab for entrepreneurs, students, researchers, technologists and other stakeholders building solutions with advanced technologies.

Located in Yaba, it is home to startups in the FbStart Accelerator who are building solutions that leverage Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Internet of Things and Virtual Reality.

โ‚ฆ1 Billion Growth Capital Fund

December 2015, CcHUB launched the CcHUB Growth Capital โ€“ Nigeriaโ€™s first social innovation fund to invest in next-generation infrastructure for change in Nigeria and beyond โ€“ with targeted fund size of over N1Billion over the next 24 months

95+ Ventures Early Stage Venture Support

Through our Incubation unit, we have supported over 95 early stage ventures providing solutions to social problems with technology. Some of these ventures have in turn created over 450 jobs.

i-HQ Project Enabling environment to thrive while collaborating

The i-HQ project is helping to build an ‘innovation city’ – a hotspot for creative ventures where all key stakeholders (academics, industry and government) find adequate infrastructure, resources and enabling environment to strive while collaborating. From a vision, a virtual tour was launched to communicate the vision and engage the larger tech community and key stakeholders.

In 2013, CcHUB constituted a consortium of core implementation partners which includes MainOne, Technovision and the Lagos State government.The i-HQ project is home to over 30 technology companies in Yaba.

Yaba Manifesto A framework for a solid startup cluster

On the 23rd of June, 2017, stakeholders of the Yaba technology ecosystem came together to discuss the current state of the ecosystem and share their ideas on actions required to build the ecosystem into a successful one.

At the town hall meeting, it was agreed that if we succeed in building a functional ecosystem in Yaba, it can serve as a template for building other technology clusters across the country and maybe someday, Africa. The seven pillars decided upon include: Culture, Infrastructure, Policy, Talent, Research & Development, Funding and Smart City.

re:learn Smart application of technology in education

Through CcHUBโ€™s Education Practice (re:learn), we have delivered world-class STEM education to thousands of students by providing support for the smart application of technology in schools across Nigeria. Our in-school and out-of-school programmes have served to provide students aged 5-18 year with skills and resources relevant to the 21st century.

Over the past 5 years, we have worked with Google, the MacArthur Foundation, Oracle, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the Ministry of Education amongst others, to deliver quality education at scale.