Ventures Platform Foundation in Partnership with the United Nations Announces Applications for Startup North-East Programme

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In the present world we live in, it is evident in our lifestyle that the world is tilting very much toward technology.

As it is, technology is one of the vital factors that will determine the rate at which the economy of any nation grows.

In that vein, a Nigerian firm has launched an initiative called Startup North-East. It is an incubation programme for young brands looking to develop innovative tech solutions for regions affected by the crisis in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria.

Now, Venture Platform Foundation has put a call out for application from Nigerian startups to be a part of the programme.

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According to the United Nations, millions of people have suffered from the unrest in that part of Nigeria.

Over two million people have been displaced from their homes due to clashes in the North-East. Also, more than seven million people in the North-East depend solely on humanitarian aid.

With support from the US Embassy, Ventures Platform Foundation will provide selected startups with funding, mentoring, and backing to develop effective tech solutions. The solutions will solve the discrepancies surrounding aid distribution across the affected region.

The programme will take place virtually, and at the end, the deciding panel will choose six startups for the project. The selected firms will receive the necessary resources all through the four months of creative thinking, development, and deployment of feasible solutions to combat the operational barriers faced by development agencies.

‘’For years, we have witnesses vulnerable communities ravaged by malnutrition, poor healthcare, and lack of hygiene and sanitation. We cannot allow this to slip off our radar – even amid a global pandemic,’’ said, Executive Director at Ventures Platform Foundation, Mimshach Obioha.

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