you-win-logoYou don’t have any reason not to be part of YouWin because Innovative young Nigerians will be supported with training in

Entrepreneurship and a total of 1200 existing and start-up businesses

will be given up to N10m grant(each) over the course of one year

as they meet target milestones.

The date for the submission of entries has been extended till 25th of November to accommodate all interested applicants.

The Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria -You WiN! Programme is a collaboration of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of

Communication Technology (CT), and the Ministry of Youth Development with support from World Bank, and DFID that will launch an annual Business Plan Competition (BPC) for aspiring young entrepreneurs in Nigeria, in line with the Federal Government’s drive to create more jobs for Nigerians. The programme is being implemented in partnership with Nigeria’s private sector.

The Objective of the programme

The main objective of the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria

(You WiN!) Programme is to generate jobs by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in Nigeria to develop and execute business ideas that will lead to job creation. The programme will provide aspiring youth with a platform to show case their business

acumen, skills and aspirations to business leaders, investors and

mentors in Nigeria.

Who Can Apply?

The applicant should be a proven citizen of Nigeria, not older than 40 years. The applicant is proposing a business venture within the national borders of Nigeria, and with the intention of employing Nigerian citizens.

The promoter should be willing to make an equity contribution in kind,

but does not need to have long experience in managing a business

The applicant must choose to participate in one award pool. There are

6 regional pools on the basis of geo political zone as identified by

market in which the applicant  wishes to do business.

Timelines for the Competition

1. First round business concept submission closes on Friday November

25,  2011. No entries will be accepted after that date.

2. Notification of second round candidates and invitation for zonal

training will occur on a rolling basis as entries are received and

evaluated. Training for the first batch of second round will take

place between Sunday November 27 and Saturday, December 10, 2011.

3. Submission of second round business plan entries closes on Saturday January 7, 2012.

4. Notification of winners will be completed by Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Interested applicants can apply at www.youwin.org.ng

Please feel free to visit www.youwin.org.ng for more information

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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  1. hope this is not one of dis” nigeria thing” again?

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