Itanna Accelerator 2020 Begins

The Itanna accelerator program is funded by the Honeywell Group; a leading Nigerian corporate with businesses across major sectors of the Nigerian economy: foods, real estate, infrastructure, energy and services.

The Itanna accelerator program is specially designed to support early-stage tech-enabled startups in Africa who are looking to grow. The program provides mentorship, access to the network, up to $30,000 in equity funding, and support from the Honeywell Group of companies.

The 4-month accelerator program operating out of our Enterprise Factory in Lagos, Nigeria targets Tech startups to provide initial investment, as well as hands-on advice from experts and mentorship from leading global Tech entrepreneurs and industry experts.


The program is for early-stage companies who have at least a prototype in the market or valid proof of concept (but will also consider applications that don’t have one, provided the scope to transform Africa is great).

How it Works

We provide the most conducive environment for you to thrive and grow your business

Settling In

We will spend the first few weeks understanding your business, the objectives you’ve set for yourselves during your time with the accelerator, and help you map out effective strategies to achieve your goals. All startups will be given an initial investment of $30,000 at the beginning of their journey.

Down to Business

Customized workshops based on your objectives, will help you get stuck in and focus your goals, to create the winning strategies needed to accelerate your business.

Expand Your Network

You will have access to our network of mentors and experts, who are primed to advise you and help you solve your business problems. Participants will work with Honeywell Group’s portfolio companies and other enterprises in our network to further develop your products.

Tap into a Wealth of Experience

Ignite your business acumen by capitalizing on the opportunity to learn from the experiences of some of the most sought after local, Pan-African, and international experts in their fields.

Demo Day

We will prepare you for Demo Day where you will be given the opportunity to pitch your business to our network of deep-pocket investors.

Once Itanna, Always Itanna

As a part of the Itanna family, we will continue to be a part of your journey after the accelerator ends; providing you access to resources, our full network including Honeywell Group’s portfolio companies and follow on investment.

How to Apply 

For more information about the program or to apply for the program click this link


Deadline for applications is November 30, 2020. However, due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on our ability to deliver a full program, We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis with the aim of resuming the accelerator program in 2021.

Exceptional applications may, however, be contacted for direct investment discussions.