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Get information about opportunities for funding, grants, business accelerators and incubators opportunities for Nigerians

Social Media week #launchedinAfrica pitchdeck competition

Are you in or around Lagos, have you registered to attend  Social media week 2018 #SMWLAGOS?  She learns here will be collaborating with two other brands to bring a class on WordPress Website optimisation for search in Ikeja. Unfortunately the class is full but you can still register here to be put on the waiting list. In …

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UNICEF’s Venture Fund for tech startups

Looking for seed funding for your open source tech startup? Financial and technological support from UNICEF’s Venture Fund is available for companies that can show a strong founding team and a clear path to improving the lives of children. If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries (see complete list here) …

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The MEST program 

MEST offers a 12-month, full time, fully sponsored program in which the students – known as Entrepreneurs in Training (EITs) – complete a graduate-level course in software development, business and communications.  The MEST program provides rigorous entrepreneurial training and extensive hands-on project work, designed to ensure EITs master industry-proven methodologies for developing startups. This coursework …

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BOI graduate entrepreneurship fund

The Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund (GEF) scheme is the Bank’s first youth programme which was launched in October, 2015 and is implemented by the Bank in partnership with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Directorate. This initiative is specifically targeted at youths undergoing the mandatory one (1) year national service programme.   The aim is to …

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The Thought For Food TFF challenge 2018

​Join the 2018 TFF Challenge to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050. By participating in the TFF Challenge, you are joining a movement of young innovators from 130 different countries who are reshaping our global food system. We believe that openness, collaboration, and an …

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Aspire small business growth fund.

Aspire Small Business Fund About GroFin: GroFin is a pioneering development financier specializing in financing and supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) across Africa and the Middle East. GroFin combines patient capital and specialized business support to grow emerging market enterprises.  Aspire Small Business Fund: Incorporated in July 2013 to serve growth-oriented small enterprises in the Niger Delta region. Fund Size: US$ 10 million Focus: Create sustainable …

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Tony Elumelu foundation Entrepreneurship program 2018

Apply for the chance to get seed Funding of up to 2 tranches of $5,000 each, training, mentorship and to be a part of a growing network of African Entrepreneurs. Open: To startups and Entrepreneurs from all the 54 African Countries – For Africans based in Africans Worth: $100M for 10,000 Startups/Entrepreneurs The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), is …

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GEN Startup for News competition.

​Apply for the Global editors network startup for news competition. What is Startups for News? Startups for News is an international competition that rewards the best startups bringing novel solutions to newsroom challenges. Each year, the Global Editors Network, in partnership with Journalism.co.uk, selects early-stage startups providing innovative products or services to media companies and …

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FLANE Accelerator  by the Vodafone Institute, Germany.

What you get We help you to leverage your impact in the shortest time possible FLANE is a six-week acceleration program for up to 5 high-potential digital impact ventures focusing on female empowerment. It is hence for male and female entrepreneurs. Impact-driven entrepreneurs are invited to work, learn and live in Berlin – one of …

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Itanna FinTech accelerator

Igniting Enterprises “Itanna means to ignite” Itanna is an impact initiative that invests in disruptive businesses in Africa providing growth capital and seed capital through its 5-month accelerator programme. Located at the Enterprise Factory in Lagos, Nigeria, it is a place (physically and conceptually) where Africa’s top talent will bring their ideas, visions, expertise, and …

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Apply to the World Food Program Innovation Accelerator

Does your company have the potential to solve hunger?  Apply to the WFP Innovation Accelerator and receive up to 100,000 USD in funding, mentorship from industry experts and access to the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. WFP’s Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. We support WFP intrapreneurs and external start-ups and companies through …

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The Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation Grants Programme 2017–18 Call for Applications.

This application form targets all Non profit (NGOs, CBOs, INGOs, CSO) in the area of Health, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Leadership, with a track record in the above knowledge area. Should your organization meet the following criteria and requires financial support to develop innovative ways in approaching identified challenges in our four focus areas of Health, Entrepreneurship, Environment and …

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Westerwelle Young Founders Programme – Spring 2018

The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme is a fully funded year-long programme for 25 exceptional entrepreneurs from developing and emerging economies. As part of the programme, the Westerwelle Foundation hosts an annual conference in Berlin: the Young Founders Conference. Its focus is to connect young founders from developing and emerging economies with each other and with …

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The Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship

Application Period:  22 June – 7 August 2017 The Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship aim to recognize some of the continent’s most innovative and impactful entrepreneurs. Over the past 8 years, AAE has attracted over 7000 applications from industries and sectors ranging from education. health, transport, energy among others. Applications for nominations to The Africa Awards for …

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Vital voices grow fellowship 2018

What is the VV GROW Fellowship? The VV GROW Fellowship is a highly competitive one-year accelerator program for women owners of small and medium businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks …

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Fate foundation agri-business accelerator 

Hurry this closes tomorrow! ABOUT THE PROGRAMME ScaleUp Lab by FATE Foundation is a unique Accelerator Programme aimed at providing targeted support to early-stage high-potential and growth-driven ventures within the growth sectors of the Nigerian economy namely; Agribusiness, Creatives, Health and Education. The objectives of the ScaleUp Lab are: Identify early stage high potential startup entrepreneurs …

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accenture healthtech challenge

Accenture healthtech innovation challenge

The Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge. Bringing together startups, life sciences and healthcare companies to tackle the world’s biggest health issues. The Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge is in full swing to recognize early stage start-up businesses that can play a major role in improving the way people around the world manage their health and associated costs. …

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