Orange Corners for young entrepreneurs in Nigeria

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Orange Corners

Deadline:June 17, 2023.

Orange Corners supports young entrepreneurs with growing their businesses through our incubation and acceleration programmes. Furthermore, we also run several programmes that are focused on strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem, involving education, policy making and skills building.

Each Orange Corners programme is initiated by our local embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. We seek out partnerships with stakeholders of the local startup ecosystem, such as incubators, local, Dutch and international companies and established knowledge institutes. Collectively, we form a vibrant and diverse network of actors that launches various programmes to support starting entrepreneurs.

Orange CornersWhat Orange Corners can offer you

  • Skills development

Collective and individual workshops on the stages of the creation of social enterprises

  • Personalised follow-up

Advisory board (strategic committee), collective

  • Accommodation and domiciliation

Access to the incubator space, reduced price for commercial domiciliation

  • Coaching and mentoring

Personal development week, collective workshops in soft skills, mentoring

  • Events and networking

Professional meetings, events organised by incubatees

Criteria 

In order to meet the selection criteria you must be:
• Be an aspiring entrepreneurs from Lagos, Nigeria
• Be between 18-35 years old
• Have a validated innovative business concept, not more than <2 years old
• The product or service responds to a local challenge in Nigeria
• The product or service relates to the Sustainable Development Goals

Budding entrepreneurs will be selected based on the:
• Innovativeness
• Feasibility
• Social Impact
• Clarity of Market
• Sustainability & Scalability of the business idea
•Competence of the entrepreneur/team

Benefits

The programme will be delivered in-person and virtually due to the development of the pandemic.

This program will not only provide the foundational entrepreneurial knowledge, tools and resources needed to transform an idea into a business but will also make available the networks and support needed for sustainable growth of the business.

There is a variety of benefits the programme will offer you of which the most important ones are:
•Enterprise Management Training
•Business Incubation & Advisory Services
•Funding for prototype development & testing

For more information and application.

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