Monthly Archives: February 2019

  • 0

Startup Incubation

Category : SUPA

Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) is poised to ensure that the startups which emerged from the Skill Up Abia project are successful.

Today in their incubation class, Mr Daniel Chinagozi, Founder, Innovation Growth Hub, took the teams through extensive lessons on ‘Understanding a Business’.

The entrepreneurs learnt the importance of understanding a business and the significance it holds when choosing the type of service/product to render.

Emphasis was placed on the various:

  • Business Model Canvas
  • Types of Business Models
  • Lean startup model: How to find a gap in the market in the most efficient way possible in terms of time and money spent.

The five Startup teams participating in the incubation include:

  • LED Tech which provide STEM practical kits for schools.
  • Mac Designs create footwear designs and shoe soles for the footwear industry.
  • Uvik offers solar charging stations and renewable energy alternatives for rural areas.
  • FLI Tech builds electronic displays and alarms for schools.
  • Tuzar ventures offers product design and digital fabrication for customers.

In our capacity as Nigeria’s first Makerspace and hardware business incubator, CIC seeks to provide training, mentoring and equipment to entrepreneurs to create and maintain sustainable businesses.


  • 0

Skill Up Abia Graduation

Category : SUPA

Skill Up Abia Graduation was a Huge Success!
93 people trained by Clintonel Innovation Centre – CIC Aba in CAD, CAM and Solar: 
12 startups emerged, 30 new products developed, 24 internship placements, 39 self-employed, etc.
CIC is effectively addressing youth unemployment in Nigeria.

10 amazing business startups shortlisted for Skill Up Abia Startup Pitch:
 Grace House
 Serve & Smile
 Fli-Tech
 Printables
 Mac Designs
 Air-Klipps
 Led Tech
 Uvik Tech
 Tuzar Ventures
 FG Engravers
These startups pitched before a seasoned team of judges who selected three winners to join CIC Hardware Business Incubator.
The startups will be supported to start and grow successful businesses.

#SkillUpAbia is supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND