Passion Incubator launches StartUp SouthWest to grow technology ecosystem across South West region of Nigeria



A beneficiary of the Growth and Employment project (GEM ), StartUp SouthWest aims to foster a vibrant and sustainable technology ecosystem across the South West region of Nigeria (Ekiti, Ondo, Ogun, Oyo, Lagos and Osun) of Nigeria. This will be done via a pre-Incubation trainings programs and a Startup Incubation program.

The Pre-Incubation program is focused on providing training and support in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Software Development Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Ideation while the Startup Incubation component is a 6-month long program that provides an opportunity for innovative startup teams, solving some of Africa’s biggest problems, to:

  • rethink their business model,

  • redefine their product and strategy,

  • achieve product market fit, and

  • acquire early customers (including corporates) and/or investors.

Riby and TradeBuza are startups who went through similar programs.

As part of its key objective of connecting ecosystem players (entrepreneurs, hubs, developer communities, corporates etc) across the region, the Startup SouthWest team is planning a South West innovation roadshow — stay tuned.

Applications for Pre-Incubation (Lagos, Ogun and Ondo cohorts) and Incubation programs are now open and closes on 30th of August. Kindly visit