On Tuesday, November 21, 2023, the Federal Government launched its Startup Support and Engagement Portal, a platform designed to facilitate incentives, structures and support for tech-enabled startups in Nigeria.

The Minister of Communications Innovation and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani announced the development on his Twitter account.

The minister tweeted, “The startup portal will drive the identification and aggregation of Nigerian startups, venture capital companies, hubs and innovation centres in order to facilitate engagement and support for ecosystem players.

“The launch of the portal will allow us initiate the process of setting up the startup consultative forums to select representatives to the National Council for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in order to facilitate discourse and consensus among Nigerian ecosystem players.”

Tijani called on Nigerian startups venture capital companies, hubs and innovation centres to visit the portal and register.


Here is how to apply for startup support on the Nigeria Startup Portal.

  1. Visit http://startup.gov.ng 
  2. Scroll down to the section of the platform titled: Sign Up and Pave the Way for Innovation and Growth. Under this, you’ll see options for Startups, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists or Accelerators, Innovation Hubs & Incubators.
  3. Click Startups and you’ll see the following:

Criteria to enroll


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