Apply for Funds Here

You want Funds for your Business? Then take up these opportunities:

  1. KICKSTART Season 3.0 Business Grant Programme
  • The competition is open ONLY to South Westerners of 18 to 35 years who live or have their business within the South Western region.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 and at most 35 years with valid identification (e.g National I.D; Drivers License; International Passport; Voters Registration, etc.) as at the last day of the application period.
  • He or she must be willing to operate the business on a full-time basis.
  • Have an innovative business idea in need of a start-up capital or already have an existing small businesses needing capital to expand operations.
  • Applicant must be energetic and entrepreneurial in approach.
  • Must be able to read and write.
  • Application is from 9th October to 6th November 2017 (12h00).

If you meet all the requirements Apply here 



Chivas Venture  looking for social entrepreneurs from around the world who are using business to create a better future.

If your business creates positive change, the chivas venture competition is for you. Applications are open until 9am GMT on 30th october. Apply here


  1. Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria

Shell LiveWIRE is a social investment programme that aims to help young Nigerians explore the option of starting their own business as a real and viable career option. The programme operates mainly in the Niger Delta region and aims to inspire, encourage and support young people aged 18-35 to start up their own businesses through the provision of finance and training for young entrepreneurs.

  • Are you aged 18-35 in Nigeria?
  • Do you have an innovative business idea?
  • Do you desire to  own and manage a business?
  • Do you possess a University degree or HND in any discipline
  • Have you completed NYSC (if mandatory)?
  • Not in paid employment.

Apply here


  1. Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship

The Shuttleworth Foundation offers fellowships to individuals to implement their innovative idea for social change. They are most interested in exceptional ideas at the intersection between technology, knowledge and learning, with openness being the key requirement.

Applications for the 1 March 2018 fellowship intake are open. The application round will close on 23 October 2017. Apply here


  1. USAID

Innovations in Feed the Future Monitoring and Evaluation Program. USAID intends to provide up to $5 million in total USAID funding over a three-year period. USAID intends to award multiple Cooperative Agreements pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity, with award amounts ranging up to $1,000,000. USAID reserves the right to fund any one or none of the applications submitted. Apply Here


Africa as a Platform’s ₦2,000,000 seed funding for African Startups

Africa as a Platform is a tech conference that recognizes information and communications technology (ICT) innovators throughout the African continent using technology to confront Africa’s daring economic challenges. They seek to invest in innovators truly affecting lives in Africa.


₦2,000,000 seed funding per initiative category
Mentorship training with established professionals in the winner’s sector.

Click on the link above to apply


Call for Concept Notes for TY Danjuma Foundation’s Grants Program 2018

The TY Danjuma Foundation is accepting Concept Note for its 2018 Grants. For more information about the 2018 Grants and how to submit applications.

The TY Danjuma Foundation (TYDF) is a private independent grant-making philanthropic organisation based in Abuja, Nigeria. It was established by General TY Danjuma GCON (Rtd) and works with a distinguished board of trustees.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Registered not for profit organisation  in Nigeria;
  • Possess a valid audit report of not more than two (2) years old
  • Demonstrable track record of engagement in similar or related projects
  • Visit website  for more details

To apply for the TYDF Grant

To apply for the TY Danjuma grant, visit the  website to submit your concept notes of 3 pages, and follow the guidelines strictly.

Business Model Design Masterclass

Discover tools and skills needed to start, reduce risk, develop a competitive advantage and attain profitable growth in your business.

What you gain:


You’ll acquire the tools, and processes needed to:


 Outline your existing business model and value proposition.
  Design a compelling Value Proposition
 Produce improvements and new models.
 Improve customer understanding.
 Reduce risk of failures through systematic testing.
 Chart the environment and competition.
 Create a model in any business environment.





With the aid of business tools, you will have a clear understanding of how to validate your business idea. Working through real life models, visually engaging examples, and hands on exercises, you will learn how to design unbeatable business models. This workshop is hands-on is sure to be an invaluable experience, a great investment in your business.

Who is it for?




Entrepreneurs, business managers, anyone looking to for a tested way to validate their business idea.




Special Features

FREE business model and brainstorming session.(**terms and condition apply)

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE COURSE-(Prove the worth of your Business Idea)

1. Make a direct bank transfer to the following banks

             Name: The Business Outliers

             Bank:Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

            Account No: 0244623161

Online course cost

Five Thousand Naira Only 5,000 Naira


2. Once payment is made, take a screenshot of payment confirmation to or

3. On receipt of payment, access to the workshop will be granted




Growth Outliers Bootcamp 30 days Online Business Strategy

Key Features

  • Learn how to prove your business and idea, prepare for the market
  • Tailored business strategy sessions
  • Learn to turn your idea into a profitable business
  • Hands-on workshop on creating a business model that will help you gain access to financing.
  • Dozens of real life examples of business models that are potentially disruptive and suited for the African market.


  • Free eBook –Idea meets Market
  • Free eBook on how to find the right source of capital for your business.
  • Resources –Videos, books, materials.
  • Membership of closed business community

Find out more

Growth Outliers Bootcamp Introduction




How to Prove the worth of your Business Idea

This online course is designed to provide an easy way through which entrepreneurs can create business ideas that are fit for the locale and cheaply test if these ideas are viable.

What you would learn

With the use of numerous examples, in house proprietary worksheets, and resources and publication, you will discover ways to easily achieve the following.

  • Generate a business idea fit for the African market.
  • Test your idea with minimal resources.
  • Validate your business idea.
  • How to easily and cheaply identify market risk.

This course is for you

If you have a business idea and you’re looking for a way to test if the idea will make money in Africa, without wasting resources in doing so.

If you find it hard to decide which business to start.

If you are in need of a proven way to generate business ideas or prospects.


To watch a video click on the link

How to Prove the ,Worth of your Business Idea

To register, kindly click on the link below for course details