Orange corners incubation program by Fate foundation

The Orange Corners incubation programme enables aspiring entrepreneurs to be nourished and trained to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders.

It provides aspiring Nigerian young entrepreneurs with a dynamic, state-of-the-art facility, where they get the opportunity to collaborate and work with like-minded individuals.

The programme ensures capacity building in the form of trainings, master classes, events, coaching & mentoring, and access to potential customers, markets and financing. Orange Corners Lagos is developed and funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Lagos and implemented by FATE Foundation.

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lagos and FATE Foundation aim to contribute to a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nigeria, which provides economic opportunities, skills and economic empowerment for the youth.

To qualify, participants must be between the ages of 18 – 35 years of age with a business concept. Key benefits include:

  • Enterprise Training and Master Class Sessions
  • Mentoring Support to Build Growing Business
  • Advisory, Funding & Market Linkage support
  • Incubation Support within a Collaborative Space
  • Access to Tools, Resource and Networks

Structure and Curriculum

The Incubation programme combines a mix of interactive enterprise training, mentoring, advisory and business support services to enable each participant fully develop their idea from a concept to a viable product/service.

Enterprise Training & Master Classes

  • Concept Development
  • Design Thinking
  • Market Strategy
  • Product/Service Development
  • Operations Management
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Business Plan Development
  • Budgeting, Financial Management and Financial Reporting
  • People Management
  • Raising Financing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Pitching
  • Business Support
  • Business Growth Advisory (accounting, legal, tax, HR, marketing, digital)
  • Business Registration with the CAC
  • Funding Linkages
  • Market Linkages
  • Mentoring
  • Matching with a Business Mentor


Full access to the Orange Corners Lagos Incubation space including co-working space, meeting room facilities, Wi-Fi, printing and tea/coffee.

Stream I

Application Timeline: May 3, 2019 – May 31, 2019
Bootcamp: June 10, 2019 – June 14, 2019
Incubation Programme: June 24, 2019 – December 3, 2019

Stream II

Application Timeline: December 1, 2019 – January 18, 2020
Bootcamp: February 3, 2020 – February 7, 2020
Incubation Programme: January 27, 2020 – July 30, 2020


Stage I:

Applicants will be required to complete all the required fields and upload the following:

  • Passport Photograph
  • School Certificate or
  • Statement of Result
  • Birth Certificate
  • Resume

Stage II:

Following a review of all received applications, 30 candidates will be shortlisted for a 2-day Bootcamp which will culminate in a Pitch Competition to shortlist the top 20 participants per stream to go through the Incubation programme.

Through the support of the Kingdom of Netherlands Orange Corners, and other Partners, the programme is FREE to entrepreneurs who are shortlisted to the Bootcamp and incubation stage.

This scholarship support from Facebook covers all direct course fees including course materials, books, feeding.

This is a non-residential programme and it is expected that each entrepreneur enrolled for the programme must be able to get themselves to and from the Orange Corners Location at FATE Foundation which will be communicated during the shortlisting process.

Click here to apply for the program.

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