THINK FINANCE is an intensive program that gives you personalized STEP-by-STEP guide on
1) Things Investors are looking for in your business
2) How to position your business for growth expansion
3) How to find the right kind of investment.
You want Funds for your Business? Then take up these opportunities:
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).
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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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
If you are looking for capital or investment funding to start or grow your business in Nigeria, West Africa, or else where this video details the critical things you need to put in your business plan or proposal to attract investors attention for funding or financing.
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.
FREE business model and brainstorming session.(**terms and condition apply)