Highly talented, innovative youths with great ideas make up our country, Nigeria. However, only a very few of their ideas come to life. One of the biggest bane to the materialization of these business ideas from the budding entrepreneurs is FUNDING.
To help address this issue, AGDC, under the IGNITE initiative, partners with The Chair Centre Group and Lagos State Government, to commission the conduct of an ideas contest called IGNITE IDEAS BUSINESS CONTEST aimed at identifying One Thousand One hundred (1,100) start-ups and MSME’s.
Beneficiaries will each have access to up to N100, 000 (One hundred thousand Naira only) as seed interest-free loans to start or progress their business ideas. They will also benefit from business mentoring, partnership opportunities and meet ups with industry experts.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested entrepreneur should apply here; Cohort 2 extended applications closes by November 23rd 2015
TERMS & CONDITIONS
-Applicants must be of Nigerian nationality
-Applicants must be between the ages of 18 – 35. Failure to verify age will result in the application being declined.
-Applications must articulate a specific business problem to solve or opportunity to address.
-The ideas must be original, address a clear market gap.
-Employees of The Chair Centre Group, Digital Jewels Limited, AGDC etc and their families are not eligible to apply.
-The Judges’ decisions are final
The Ignite Ideas Contest is an initiative spearheaded by the Afterschool Graduate Development Centre (AGDC), with implementing support from Generation Enterprise, sponsorship from the Lagos State Government and the Chair Center Group, and collaboration from partners such as Digital Jewels, FBN Microfinance Bank, House of Tara International and Kaymu Nigeria.
For more information and partnership opportunities, Call 0817 114 2704 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org