The Institute for Venture Design (IVD) is a new organization that seeks to increase entrepreneurship and wealth creation in Nigeria by fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. In collaboration with the Center for Design Research at Stanford University, the Institute will offer programs geared towards encouraging a culture of risk taking and a mindset of creativity.
The Institute is launching a fellowship program which would help position Nigerian entrepreneurs to improve their entrepreneurial skill sets through world class training.
The IVD Fellowship is a minimum two year fellowship program that offers a path to step into the world of product and business creation for those who are passionate about creating viable solutions for the problems they see around them.
The IVD is seeking energetic, entrepreneurial people, with engineering, IT, management or applied art backgrounds, to join together in learning how to create solutions to real world problems, and in starting new businesses.
It looks for applicants who can’t get through a day without noticing all the things that could be better in their environment; those who can’t wait to spend their free time developing ideas and solutions to the problems they see around them. It also looks for applicants who work well in a team in which everybody shares leadership.
- 1. B.Sc or HND, preferably in science, engineering, social science, architecture or art.
- 2. Minimum of 1 year post NYSC work experience in manufacturing, construction, food processing, consulting, banking, retail business, or the arts
- 3. Demonstrable values of integrity, honesty and hard work
- 4. Reflective about the self and with a strong desire for self-improvement.
- 5. Creative
- 6. Passionate about problem solving
- 7. Enjoys working with other people
- 8. Willing to commit minimum of 2 years to the program
Program fees for the January cycle of the IVD Fellowship will be sponsored by the Ford Foundation.
Admitted applicants will work in teams on real and pressing problems to design new products and business ventures. At the same time, fellows will gain personal knowledge and an experiential mastery of principles of design, engineering, business, finance and collaboration that lead to the creation of a sustainable capital formation system.
Please click on the link below and complete the online application form.
Subject: Application fee paid
Body: Full name and the payment slip number from the Bank.
BANK DETAILS FOR PAYMENT
Bank: Guaranty Trust Bank
Application Fee: ₦5000
Account name: FATE Foundation
Account Number: 201/110752/115
Applicants that have challenges submitting this fee should please contact the IVD at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject: Application fee issues
Eligible applicants will be invited for an aptitude test and interviews. All unsuccessful applicants are free to reapply for future sessions.
If you are interested in nominating a candidate for this program, please send the IVD an email at email@example.com with the following items:
- 1. Subject: Nomination (last name, First name)
- 2. Candidate’s Resume attached
- 3. Statement of recommendation in the body of the email
For more information about the IVD application process, please go to http://the-ivd.org/apply
For any additional questions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.