CcHub, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Million-Dollars Initiative For Edo State’s Digital Startup ( $20,000 each)

If you’re a tech startup in Edo State looking to grow your business, a wonderful opportunity awaits you.

The Co-Creation Hub (CcHub), with backing from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Edo State government, aims to strengthen the digital solutions ecosystem.

This strategy aims to empower entrepreneurs to drive global scale in Edo State’s tech sector, rather than just encouraging innovation.

The CcHub plans to invest in 50 companies in Edo State through two programs: Inclusion-Focused Support and the Innovation Challenge Program.

These projects seek to promote diversity, inclusivity, and creativity in the Edo State technology community.


1. Inclusion-Focused Support Program

For those with underrepresented founders and teams, particularly women in tech, the Inclusion-Focused Support Program offers a commendable opportunity. 30 startups will be selected to receive $10,000 each, providing the financial impetus needed for growth and innovation. This program is a gateway for women-led startups to dive into a world of opportunities and catapult their ventures to new heights.

2. Innovation Challenge Program

The Innovation Challenge Program is designed to ignite the spark of creativity and innovation across all tech startups in Edo State. 20 startups with excellent ideas and products will be awarded $20,000 each to scale up This program, asides funding will help startups with market potential to innovate, transform, and thrive in the competitive tech sector.


For the Inclusion-Focused Support Program, startups with underrepresented founders and teams, especially women, are encouraged to apply. This program aims to bridge gaps and create equal opportunities for diverse voices in the tech industry.

The Innovation Challenge Program, on the other hand, is open to all tech startups in Edo State with innovative ideas and products that have the potential to make a mark in the market.

Deadline: 12 February 2024

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