YouWiN! 2 which this time is exclusively targeted at Nigerian women has officially launch. YouWIN, an innovative business plan competition aimed at encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship among young people in Nigeria has kicked off its second edition.
Dubbed YouWIN! Women, the scheme targets Nigerian female entrepreneurs aged 45 years or less and is launched in partnership with WIMBIZ (Women in Management, Business and Public Sector), a Nigerian based NGO established in 2002 “to be the catalyst that elevates the status and influence of women and their contribution to nation building.”
This edition of YouWIN focuses exclusively on women and is a great chance for women in entrepreneurship to get funding for their businesses.
As part of their efforts to help elevate the profile and influence of women and their contribution to nation building, WIMBIZ announces its partnership with YouWiN!
In the first year, only 18% of the YouWIN! award winners were women. The aim is to increase the percentage of women who apply for the competition.
The winner of YouWIN Women stands a chance to win N10,000,000.00 and would serve as an equity contribution to the business.
Who can apply?
Nigerian female entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-45 wishing to expand their existing businesses or birth a new business concepts.
(Proof of identity: International passport/Drivers License/National ID/Voters card is required)
Interested applicants must have post-secondary school qualification
The proposed business venture must be within the national borders of Nigeria, and with the intention of employing Nigerian citizens
The proposed venture must not entail the production or distribution of weapons, alcoholic beverages, tobacco or/and gambling, or any activities in contradiction with the Nigerian constitution.
Minimum academic qualification: OND/HND.
How to apply: Attend any of the business clinics in the State nearest to you from the list below. You will receive assistance with registration and the application process as well as training on writing your business plans to ensure that YouWiN! Women win.
For people in Lagos, Osun & Ogun States: Saturday 22nd September, 2012
Oyo, Ondo, & Ekiti States: Sunday 23rd September, 2012
Delta, Rivers & Cross River States: Saturday 29th September, 2012
Edo, Bayelsa, and Akwa Ibom States: Sunday 30th September, 2012
Application deadline: 14th of October 2012.
For more information: please visit website or contact Ayomide on 08034946249 or 08035946249 or emailAyomide@wimbiz.org