NDES Women/Foresight Seeds Fund Accelerator Program

The Accelerator Program for Purpose-Driven Female Startup Founders is an initiative of NDES Women and Foresight Seeds Fund to ensure the inclusion of more women in the Nigerian Tech Ecosystem. 

NDES Women is an initiative of the Nigerian Digital Economy Summit (NDES) that seeks to include more women in the tech ecosystem. It is a known fact that increased access to finance is an important facilitating factor in the success of women-owned businesses. Hence, NDES Women seeks to equip women with the training and finance needed to disrupt the different sectors in the economy and leverage the digital economy properly.

The accelerator program which was launched as part of the NDES2020 event would select 5 Nigerian women with the most thought-provoking ideas and practical tech-driven innovations, to benefit from funding, coaching and mentoring support to implement their ideas.


  • Applicants must be female.
  • Applicants must be Nigerian citizens
  • The idea must be a tech-enabled solution for any sector of the economy.
  • Applicants must be willing to submit a business plan that shows the business case for the idea.


The selected top 5 applicants will receive funding of up to N5,000,000/$12,000 and be coached on implementing their ideas.

The judges will rate the finalists according to how effective their business case is.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, kindly follow the link below https://ndes.org.ng/acceleratorprogram/


The deadline for application is December 15th 2020.

For more information please visit their website at https://ndes.org.ng/