Nigeria Student Innovation Challenge, 2018

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Apply Now for the Nigeria Student Innovation Challenge, 2018

100 best startups from Universities and polytechnics across Nigeria will contest for a 30 million Naira seed fund and acceleration program.

The Student Innovation Challenge is about collaboration, innovation and creativity. Students from across Universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria will pitch their innovative ideas, learn the skills required to start and grow a successful business, perfect pitch delivery, receive business developmental support and join a network of successful entrepreneurs and innovators. 30 FINALISTS WILL RECEIVE 1 MILLION NAIRA EACH IN SEED FUND.

Demo Day

During the Demo Day, the boot camp finalists will have the opportunity to present their innovative ideas to the President or Vice-President, Investors and stakeholders in the public and private sector in Abuja. The selected applicants will have 3 minutes to pitch their idea, and a five-minute Q&A session with panelists. There will also be an exhibition of all ideas during the demo day event where the finalists can discuss their ideas with potential investors/donors.


30 Finalists will receive 1 Million Naira each in Seed Funding. Funds must go towards advancing your idea. Reimbursements and/or invoices, not cash awards and funding will be disbursed on agreed milestones.

Important Timeline to Note




SIC is open to undergraduate students in any accredited University or Polytechnic in Nigeria. Your pitch must be solving a local challenge. Applications MUST be submitted on or before 15th of April 2018.

Founders Club

The founders club is open to all University and Polytechnic students. This business incubator connects you with the resources to launch your startup, and to grow it into a sustainable business. Do you have what it takes? Click below to join the founders club.
Application Closes: 15th of April 2018
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3 thoughts on “Nigeria Student Innovation Challenge, 2018

  • March 31, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I can’t see any application link or directions on how to apply

    • April 1, 2018 at 5:39 am

      Click on Join the Founders, there is the application link

  • April 3, 2018 at 2:04 am

    I can’t see the link


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