Nigeria's pioneer innovation accelerator
Wennovation Hub is the pioneer innovation accelerator in Nigeria since 2011, with offices in Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja and recently Kaduna. Our Vision is to achieve sustainable development in Africa by fostering innovation among the youth population. We focus on social impact sectors including Education, Agriculture, Healthcare and Infrastructure. We emphasize the need to inspire and empower entrepreneurs to solve socio-economic challenges in their communities by leveraging technology resources and networking. We have supported over 300 startup teams and well over 6000 youths physically with as much as $2.5 million raised by startups within our network and over $66M raised as follow-on funding by startups within our founders' network.
As Nigeria’s first privately run accelerator, Wennovation Hub has supported more than 60 teams, seeded over a dozen companies, and supported more than 300 high impact entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs with whom we collaborate to build commercially viable businesses that have high impact solutions to some of the most resilient challenges in different communities across Africa.
Our efforts have been recognized by World Bank - Infodev by sponsoring Lagos Angel Network which we convened in 2013, McKinsey who mentioned Wennovation Hub severally in their “Lions Go Digital” 2013 report, Ashoka Global Institute and SAP by giving Wennovation Hub a “Changemaker - Power of Small” Award in 2012 amongst many others.
Today, our active portfolio companies account for tens of direct jobs and over $150k in sales annually. Wennovation Hub, as a leading accelerator, in achieving impact has forged strategic partnerships across the global entrepreneurship ecosystem with the likes of CTA Netherlands, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Spring University Canada, Village Capital Atlanta, Kick Incubator USA, Covenant University, Tony Elumelu Foundation, USAID, Obafemi Awolowo University, Total Nigeria Plc, PIND, FMARD, IITA, MIT, AfriLabs, MIIS, University of Ibadan – Centre for Entrepreneurship Institute, University of Lagos, and a host of others in our partnership portfolio.
We support startups operating in any sector but we place emphasis on startups that leverage technology due to the huge potential for scale and growth. Our dedication to innovation and tech-enabled entrepreneurship is in line with our strategic goal of being positioned as Africa’s Topmost Technology Startup Accelerator supporting innovative ideas, building high-impact entrepreneurs and nurturing top businesses in the process. Our focus sectors are Agriculture, Healthcare, Education, Clean Energy and Social Infrastructure. At Wennovation Hub, we emphasize social impact, job creation and the importance of youth capacity development in all our programmes.
Our Co-Working Spaces in Mokola Ibadan, Ikeja Lagos and Jabi Abuja is open to all entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, start-up/business owners, innovators, inventors, freelancers, creative entrepreneurs and techies/techpreneurs. We believe that technology innovation is the solution to Africa’s challenges and as the innovation landscape in Nigeria continues to expand, we are excited to be a pioneering force in the Ecosystem pushing the frontiers of Technology Innovation across Nigeria and supporting Tech Entrepreneurship in Nigeria and across the continent - inspiring, creating and supporting innovative and sustainable solutions to the socio-economic challenges of Africa.
To achieve sustainable development in Africa by fostering innovation among the youth population.
To inspire and empower African Entrepreneurs to solve their immediate socio-economic challenges by leveraging technology,,
resources and network collaboratively, doing well while doing so.