Nokia has partnered with Nigeria’s innovation incubator, Co-Creation Hub to launch a mobile software accelerator academy in the country. The Nokia/CCHub Growth Academy Program is a 3 month intensive program aimed at equipping early stage startups and business ideas with the skills and resources needed to succeed.
“The Growth Academy programme is a novel accelerator programme in Nigeria which will build the capacity of Nigerian technology startups to create world-class applications that meet the real needs of Nigerian consumers,” The Director of Pre-Incubation and Research of Co Creation Hub, Adetunji Eleso said.
“At Nokia, our objective with the Growth Academy is to support local talent in developing their skills and in growing their companies. Our aim is to integrate them into both regional and global markets and ensure future funding for growing their companies,” Teemu Kiijarvi, The Head of Ecosystem and Developer Experience for Nokia West Africa, said.
The program aims at helping mobile software developers develop world class mobile apps. Following a presentation to investors at the end of the program, funding will be given to select participants to enable them scale their operations.