How it works

The Youverify startup program has four stages, each stage is explained below:



Applications into the YV startup program are open to all potentially high-growth startups across Africa, with presence in YV's countries of operation (Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya, more locations coming up soon).
Application is open and accessible all year long.



To get selected into the YV startup program, your startup must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have built, registered and launched a company, OR
  • Must have completed MVP and ready for full launch.
  • Startups must be domiciled in at least ONE of YV's country of operation
  • Startups must be between 6 months - 5 years old.
  • Only startups with an absolute need for KYC services will be considered.
  • Must agree to the terms, conditions and policy of the program.
  • Acceptance into the program is done on a rolling basis (while the application is open all year, different cohorts of startups will be admitted only once a month).


  • Upon selection into the YV startup program, an email containing your offer and next steps will be sent to all eligible startups.
  • All qualified startups must accept the offer alongside the terms and conditions.
  • YVOS credits will be made available to selected startups and will continue to be valid only for a period of six months.
  • Startups must join the official community channel, where information and support services will be carried out.


The YV startup community will signal our flagship community for startup founders, business executives and tech enthusiasts. All selected YV startup school participants will be added to the official telegram channel. This is where conversations, mentorship and support activities for selected startups will be carried out.


Exceptional startups will get the unique opportunity to be invited and featured on our different channels, which may include but are not limited to: The Shield Podcast, the YV Twitter spaces, office visits, and founders mixers to mention a few.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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