You might not have noticed, but the Lagos State Government just piloted Lagos Innovates – a program designed to help Lagos-based startups take off in a big way.

Lagos Innovates is being run by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, which is tasked with supporting businesses with funds and the tools to become sustainable and create employment.

Lagos Innovates has already launched 3 programs that you can apply for before Friday 12th January; and will launch more in the course of the year. Specifically, you can now apply for:

 

For Founders: Workspace Vouchers

If you’re a brand new startup looking for a space to work from, this one is for you. Founders can apply for a voucher to work at any of Lagos Innovates’ partner hubs and workspaces to get free space at a hub near you. To qualify, you should be a new startup and be making ***less*** than N1M a month.

Interested? Apply here.

 

For Hubs & Co-Working Spaces: Hub Loans

If you’re running a hub or co-working space, Lagos Innovates is ready to provide you with a loan to expand or run operations. This is only open to hubs based in Lagos.

Interested? Apply here.

 

For Others: Event Grants

If you’ve run or are interested in running tech events in Lagos this year, Lagos Innovates might be a partner for you. Lagos Innovates is looking for partners that deliver high-quality, small events; and can sponsor you up to N5M

Interested? Apply here.

 

Remember, these applications close on Friday 12th of January. You can also find more information about the program from www.lagosinnovates.ng.

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