Huawei Cloud Launches Startup Program for Nigeria

April 5, 2024
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Huawei Cloud has launched a startup program for Nigeria where it announced its commitment to empower 100 Nigerian startups to innovate and grow on Huawei Cloud over the next two years.

At the Startup Summit, themed “Unleash the Power of Startups”  held in Lagos on April 3, 2024, over 150 industry startups, venture capitals, and partners in Nigeria gathered to share ideas on startup innovation, ecosystem collaboration, and digital transformation.

Delivering a keynote speech on the summit theme, Hugo Hu, Director of Huawei Cloud, called on Nigerian startups to jointly innovate and shape the future of Nigeria digital economy.

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Hugo Hu / Director of Huawei Cloud Nigeria

The Nigerian startup ecosystem is expanding significantly. However, the path of innovation is not only full of opportunities, but also challenges such as technology, funding, data security and compliance. Hu stressed that the key to accelerating innovation is to embrace the cloud.

“Huawei Cloud is committed to providing an ecological platform for Nigerian startups, as well as enable startups get cost-effective cloud resource with ease, and reach business opportunities at a faster pace. We strongly believe Huawei Cloud is a better choice for Nigerian startups” – Hu added.

Paul Adigu / Ecosystem director of Huawei Cloud Nigeria

Speaking on Huawei Cloud’s commitment to empower 100 Nigerian startups to innovate and grow on Huawei Cloud over the next two years, Paul Adigu, Ecosystem Director of Huawei Cloud Nigeria, said that through three key initiatives — advanced cloud platform, startup talent development, and business resources — Huawei Cloud startup program will provide startups with leading cloud-native infrastructure, professional services, and up to $150,000 credit voucher for cloud adoption.

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Launch ceremony of Huawei Cloud Startup Summit Nigeria

Huawei has thrived in Nigeria and contributed to Nigeria’s digital transformation for more than 24 years. Huawei Cloud aims to build a cloud foundation for an intelligent world leveraging the concept of "Everything as a Service". Huawei Cloud will launch a Local Cloud in Nigeria in 2024, and as of now, Huawei Cloud has built 88 AZs in 30 Regions around the world. 

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