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Technopreneurship: Nigerian Government activates Startup support and engagement portal

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*Dr. ‘Bosun Tijani, Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, affirms the new startup portal will drive the identification and aggregation of Nigerian startups, venture capital companies, hubs and innovation centres to facilitate engagement and support for ecosystem players

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

Are you a business owner or a partner in an enterprise in Nigeria? If yes, you may want to participate in the new phase of technopreneurship in the Startup Plan for the country.

As part of the new administration’s plan to empower more Nigerians to start and grow their own technology-based and/or digital businesses to create wealth and add value to the national economy, the Federal Government has launched the Startup Support and Engagement Portal to support the entrepreneurial effort.

Technopreneurship has been described as “a process of acquiring knowledge, skills, and competencies for venture creation through technological knowhow.

“Technology is what makes life easier to live. It is the scientific knowledge used in practical ways to meet and satisfy human needs.”

ConsumerConnect reports Dr. ‘Bosun Tijani, Honourable Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, disclosed this development Tuesday, November 21, 2023, via a statement in his verified X (formerly Twitter) account.

Tijani stated: “We are pleased to announce the launch of the Startup Support and Engagement Portal, https://startup.gov.ng/, a key requirement for the implementation of the Nigeria Startup Act.

“The startup portal will drive the identification and aggregation of Nigerian startups, venture capital companies, hubs and innovation centres in order to facilitate engagement and support for ecosystem players.”

The Minister also explained that the launch of the portal would enable the government to initiate the process of setting up the “startup consultative forums” to select representatives to the National Council for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

According to him, the move is to facilitate discourse and consensus among Nigerian ecosystem players.

“We invite all Nigerian startups venture capital companies, hubs and innovation centres to register at the portal https://startup.gov.ng/ and look forward to working with all industry stakeholders to ensure that we fully implement the Startup Act for the benefit of our innovation ecosystem,” Dr. Tijani said.

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