The Kano Start-up Competition

KDC is partnering with Kano State Government to hold the first Kano Start-up Competition with the aim of encouraging innovation and ingenuity among our young women and men.

The eligibility criteria for application are as follows:

  • Must be Kano state indigene/resident
  • Must to between 18 and 35 years old
  • Must be a unique idea and/or of socio-economic value
  • Where more than one individual is involved, only a maximum of three member team is permissible
  • All genders are welcomed
  • Can be an idea, existing micro business or a start-up

Specific industries are: 

  • Agriculture
  • ICT
  • Health
  • Education
  • Creative Industry
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Waste Management
  • Renewable Energy

With up to N5,000,000 to support creative ideas,  participants will also be attached to various Incubation and acceleration programs to help them organize their ideas into robust start-ups and scale their start-ups into successful Companies.

All participants that make it to the demo Day will be mentored by His Excellency Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR, the Executive Governor of Kano State.

The schedule for the program is as follows:

  1. Entries: from Wednesday 25th May to Wednesday 25th August 2018
  2. Selection: Monday 27th August to Friday 9th October 2018
  3. Incubation: Saturday 27th October to Sunday 25th November 2018 (Weekends only)
  4. Demo Day: 27th, 28th, and 29th November 2018


Apply for the Kano Startup Competition Today