Supporting founders across undergraduate communities to drive innovation and unlock prosperity in Africa.

We are on a mission to provide founders across undergraduate communities in Nigeria, the support and resources to explore digital entrepreneurship for the creation of prosperity in Africa.

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Are you in the ideation stage or Implementation stage? Join our community and get access to the right tools and trainings.


Have you started your business and you want it to grow better ? Join our community for access to masterclass trainings designed for you.


Want to grow beyond the school walls and make more societal impact? We are here to help achieve your goals , take that bold step today.

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The Nestlings Playbook is a pioneer project by the Nestlings ( A strategic partnership between CIC and The NEST) to actively contribute to Africa’s transition to a digital economy by increasing the inclusion and participation of the undergraduate community in the innovation ecosystem of the African economy. It is a community-driven initiative that aims to transform university undergraduates in Nigeria into thriving innovators and entrepreneurs. Our vision is to incubate, empower and equip youths with the right tools and resources needed to build, launch, grow, and scale their ideas and businesses while still in school.

Through our hands-on training, mentorship, and access to funding, we are enabling the best generation of African changemakers to create innovative solutions that address the continent's most pressing challenges as a contribution to unlocking its prosperous destiny. There’s access and a community to support you.

Our Focus

Funding people before funding projects is the model for a transformative economy.
Investing in capacity building to transform human resources into human capital is a major feature of a transformative economy.
Funding people working on market-creating innovations is how we achieve sustainable development.
Toyin Bamidele (Batel)

Capacity Building


Venture Building

Access to Funding

We are calling for Applications

Apply to participate in the The Nestlings Playbook challenge to access up to $15,000 in investment and other benefits like co-working space, advisory services, Mentors, development support, founder community and other resources.

Your application will provide you the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Nestlings Venture Case Challenge to get into the Nestlings Incubator. A case for the challenge will be shared with applicants, so you aren’t required to apply with an existing idea or product, but applicants with existing products and ideas are encouraged to apply too.

Our Flagship Schools

We are coming to a school near you....

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ABU Zaria
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