Nigerian startup, 1Plify just joined NUMA, a French accelerator. 1Plify was selected among 12 other Indian startups after a rigorous selection process which received over 200 applications from startups. The acceleration program will take place in Bangalore, India’s IT capital, as the first batch of the French accelerator kicks off in India.
“We are delighted to join NUMA. As we continue to make admissions easier for students through our portal, the acceleration program is a good step in aiding our growth efforts. It is great to have an international accelerator such as NUMA supporting us on this mission” says Oluwatobi Soyombo, Co-founder of 1Plify.
NUMA Bengaluru is the first 6-month mentor driven accelerator & growth program for entrepreneurs in India.
“The entire NUMA Bengaluru team is excited to have 1Plify as one of the first cohort of startups we will be accelerating. We are revved up to deliver maximum value to these startups. Everything has been put in place to fast track the growth of all the startups we have on board. We are convinced that the next 6 months is going to be redefining for these startups” says Naresh Narasimhan, CEO of NUMA Bengaluru.
NUMA is the first accelerator in Paris and has accelerated over 100 startups since 2011. About 65% of NUMA startups have gone on to raise funds after the acceleration program. During the acceleration program, NUMA will provide bootstrapping cash, free office space, access to over 400 mentors & industry experts, access to over 500 international investors, network of 40000 people among other benefits.
The kickoff event for the acceleration program was held on the 24th of November in Bangalore.