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  The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, an initiative of the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sports (DCMS), is organizing the Social Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship (SIDE) program. This program is aimed at identifying promising startups that are present and active in selected states of Nigeria and are leveraging digital technology to tackle pressing social challenges.
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Social Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship (SIDE) is specifically looking out for ventures that are proposing and working on practical solutions, showing the potential for growing impact, offering scalable initiatives, and taking ingenious paths to solving problems in their states.
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This program provides the following benefits to participants:
  • Take part in a venture-building program that will support and promote their innovations
  • Get access to potential investors by pitching at the program’s Demo Day
  • Gain access to a ready market through the program’s growth Launchpad
  • Receive continuous mentorship from experts and experienced figures

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SIDE is open to startups that meet these requirements:
  • Should be in ideation, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), or early stage of development
  • Tackling problems in Education, Employment, Environment, Climate Change, Food, and Health
  • Must be operating within Adamawa, Edo, Enugu, Kaduna, Kwara, and Osun States
Applications will remain open until December 15, 2023. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: MSME Africa
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This article was first published on 5th December 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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