Month: August 2017

Young African Leaders Initiative Cohort 5 online and 8 in Ghana.

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by the United States government as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The need to invest in grooming strong, results-oriented leaders comes out of the statistics: nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60% of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35.Who will empower and lead these young Africans? Who will …

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How to show up on the first page of Google.

Hi there, as a female entrepreneur in Nigeria who recently launched a new business and this new Initiative, She learns here, I understand how imperative it is to get your digital marketing game right.  There are tons of businesses doing what you do, yes you have your own unique twist, but nobody is going to know that if they can’t find you! First of all, I want to ask “Do you have a business website?” …

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Diamond Bank BET season 7

BUILDING ENTREPRENEURS TODAY (BET) The Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET) is a capacity building and business education initiative aimed at generating interest in entrepreneurship and designed to support budding entrepreneurs of all ages. Since its inception in 2010, The BET programme in partnership with the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) has trained thousands of entrepreneurs, contributing immensely to the pool of skilled Micro, Small and Medium enterprise owners in Nigeria and ultimately, encouraging wealth creation across the populace. …

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Union Bank startup connect

The programme is a first of its kind business acceleration programme dedicated to matching technology-enabled startups from all over Nigeria with the Union Bank brand for mutually beneficial collaboration. Through Startup Connect, creative talents and smart businesses can access the bank’s 350 sales/service centres & over 3.7 million customers across Nigeria to scale their solutions. If your team is working on an innovative, technology-driven idea to address critical social and business challenges in Nigeria, be …

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5 ways to get funding to start or grow your business in Nigeria.

Getting access to funding for Nigerian entrepreneurs can be really tough  especially for women. But this doesn’t mean it is impossible. Here are 5 obvious and not so obvious ways to raise capital for your business. 1. Save: If you currently work White or blue (whatever color, lol) collar, your best bet is to start saving even if you don’t have an entrepreneurial idea yet. That way, you already have a pool of funds to …

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Accelerate Labs

Accelerating The Economy Through Youth in Enterpris According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigeria, out of a total Youth labour force of 38.2 million (representing 48.7% of total labour force in Nigeria of 78.48mn), a total of 15.2mn of them were either unemployed or underemployed in Q1 2016 representing a youth the unemployment rate of 42.24%. EditThis leaves employment rate high and having young people practically with no opportunities to participate in the …

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Women deliver young leaders’ program 2018

Women Deliver will be accepting applications for the next class of Young Leaders beginning 12 August 2017. Learn more about the application process here. The Young Leaders Program provides youth advocates with opportunities to build and strengthen their advocacy capacity and skills, through: Digital University: Structured course work led by a faculty of experts provides a solid foundation that enables each Young Leader to enact change and deliver for girls and women. The in-depth online curriculum, comprised of …

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DARK AND LOVELY X SLA BEAUTY ACCELERATOR

She leads Africa has teamed up with Dark and lovely to upgrade 5 beauty businesses accross Africa. Read on to know what it takes to get on board.  “Growing a business is hard. What’s even harder? Growing your business alone.  Are you looking to take your beauty business to the next level? Do you want to improve your strategy and management skills? Do you want to meet beauty industry stakeholders? Are you looking to connect with …

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Aramide Abe, Naija startups

​3 tips for female entrepreneurs by Aramide Abe, Founder @naijastartups.

I asked Aramide, prolific blogger and Founder of Naija startups to share 3 tips for female entrepreneurs with me and heres what she had to say:  1. Be authentic – don’t be ashamed to show vulnerability. Women in today’s business world are understanding that they don’t to be perfect or need a cape to make an impact.  Authenticity is what distinguishes you from everyone else. 2. Network – friends, business contacts, mentors, colleagues are probably …

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What’s your website address?  

This is the 21st century.  Technology has taken over and will continue to do so at an ever increasing rate.  Any business that is not innovating with technology is bound to be  left behind.  Let’s talk about a very important aspect of technology, a website. A website is a business’ home on the world wide web. Amongst other things,  a website  1. Gives your business credibility  2. Gives you the opportunity of reaching a wider …

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Shell LiveWIRE 2017.

2017 LiveWIRE Regional Apply The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the NNPC/Shell/Total/Agip Joint Venture (SPDC JV) announces the commencement of the 2017 SPDC JV Regional LiveWIRE Programme. Livewire is a youth enterprise development programme supported by the SPDC JV.  The programme aims to inspire, encourage and support young people aged 18-35 with training and finance to start their own businesses. The LiveWIRE programme objectives are: Enable youths to establish businesses …

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GenH 2017 Social ventures challenge 

Johnson & Johnson presents the GenH Challenge, a global social venture competition where YOU can design locally-tailored and globally-relevant solutions to enduring health challenges. APPLICATION Are you an entrepreneur or innovator? Your big idea or everyday innovation can help advance the healthiest generation in human history – “GenH” – by supporting those on the front lines of care. SCORING  Scoring will consist of Peer-to-Peer Review and Evaluation Panel judging, based on a Trait Scoring Rubric. …

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YouWIN!  Connect application 

YouWiN! Connect is a multimedia based relaunch of the YouWiN! programme of the Federal Ministry of Finance. It aims to support young entrepreneurs as they PLAN, START and GROW their businesses, by providing Enterprise Education as well as access to technical and consulting services. The programme aims to promote entrepreneurship, job creation and wealth via enterprise education for young Nigerians. Applicants Participation Criteria Applicants must have post-secondary school qualification. Applicants must be between the ages …

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