Itana is Africa’s first Free Zone with a mission to unlock and scale the digital economy of the continent.We’re a tech-powered company built on three major pillars: Community, Policy, and Infrastructure.
Community: a global community of ambitious founders and startup operators building the future of Africa
Policy: a legal and regulatory framework that allows businesses to seamlessly incorporate and provide services to Africa’s largest markets, and enjoy several benefits of the free zone.
Infrastructure: an eco-friendly live-work-build environment that enables you to do your best work.
Derived from the Yoruba work Itanna which means to kindle a fire, we’re building an enabling environment to nurture entrepreneurs, creatives, and every kind of builder.
This is a designated economic zone specifically designed to encourage business growth.
We’re building Africa’s first Digital Free Zone to unlock the potential of the digital economy by providing favourable policies, regulations, infrastructure, and community.
Modelled after successful digital free zones such as Shenzhen, Dubai, Estonia, and Delaware, Itana allows businesses operating digitally to set up a business entity and operate fully online from anywhere in the world.
Not exactly, Itana is on a journey to create an ecosystem of innovation that drives the growth of the digital economy in Africa.
We aim to foster a community that highlights Africa's unique strengths, rich cultural diversity, and promising growth opportunities.
The Itana Business License is your gateway to operate in Africa’s first Digital Free Zone. It’s a digital certificate that enables you to operate in the zone, and leverage its benefits to scale your business.
The Itana Business License (aka Itana Free Zone Enterprise) is designed for tech and service-based businesses looking to;
General criteria for companies that Itana is suited for include:
If you have specific questions, please contact email@example.com.
Itana is currently running a private beta with only 100 companies.
We’re working closely with a small group of ambitious companies to design the policies that’ll shape the future of Digital Free Zones on the continent.
As pioneer companies, they’ll also get premium business advisory sessions, access to Itana’s network of investors, and marketing perks at the official launch of Itana in Q2 of 2024 including exhibition booths, access to VIP delegates, and so on.
If you’d like to participate in the private beta, kindly send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Itana Business License is an operating license that grants the holder permission to provide services in the Itana Free Zone.
The Itana Digital Residency, on the other hand, is a community of ambitious founders, committed to building services for Africa, and the world. Members of the community get access to exclusive events, resources, and support services.
Itana-incorporated companies i.e. Free Zone Entities can render services to businesses within the Nigerian Customs’ Territory, however, they’ll be subject to the relevant taxation laws.