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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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