1Plify, Nigeria’s innovative students admission portal joins French start-up accelerator program

Nigerian start-up, 1Plify.com has been selected among 11 other start-ups to join NUMA, a French accelerator with interests in the India’s tech eco-system. This follows a rigorous selection process which received over 200 applications across India.

NUMA Bengaluru is the first 6-month mentor driven accelerator and 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 start-ups. Everything has been put in place to fast track the growth of all the start-ups we have on board. We are convinced that the next 6 months is going to be redefining for these start-ups,” says Naresh Narasimhan, CEO of NUMA Bengaluru.

During the acceleration program, NUMA will provide bootstrapping financing, office space, access to over 400 mentors and industry experts, network of 40,000 IT and end user community, and access to over 500 international investors among other benefits.

“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.‎com.

NUMA is the first accelerator in Paris and has accelerated over 100 start-ups since 2011. About 65 per cent of NUMA start-ups have gone on to raise funds after the program.

The acceleration program will take place in Bangalore, India’s Information Technology capital.

About 1Plify

1Plify is a portal that connects students directly to institutions of their choice around the world, allowing them apply directly to any of 1Plify partnered institutions. Till date, 1Plify has partnered with institutions in the UK, France, Cyprus, India, Dubia, Vietnam and Philippines, with a working plan to expand to other countries as well as add more institutions to offer students more options.

About Red Communication

Red Communication is a PR & Communication firm under the parent company, RED. An innovative media group focused on Africa, RED’s vision is to excite and empower an evolving generation through the media’s limitless possibilities. Built across tools and platforms, its Communication Division holds Red Communication, Red marketing and Small & Medium, and YouthConnect; and its Content Division holds the Y! brands, including Y! TV, Y! Magazine, YNaija.com, Teen Y!, Y! 2015, the Y! Tech 100 and the Y! Annual Black Ball/Y! 100 Most Influential List. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project Africa, which co-presents Africa’s leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, and other projects including the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders and The Future Enterprise Support Scheme.

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