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Opportunities Weekly:The Next Titan, Startpreneur Acceleration Program and more

July 12, 2017 · 3 min read
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Another week is here again, with a lot of promising opportunities awaiting your action. Check them out to see, and apply for the one(s) that suit you.

The Next Titan

Credit: The Next Titan

The Next Titan is back for the fourth season and scouting for young and ambitious entrepreneurs. Sponsored by Heritage Bank, the program seeks entrepreneurs who can demonstrate their commercial insights, business acumen and emerge victorious in a 16-week challenge. Entrepreneur looking to start a new business idea or expand an existing one can take advantage of this. Winer would get N5,000,000 and a brand new car.

How to apply

Visit the website to register.

2017 Pan-African Award for entrepreneurship education

Credit: Teach A Man To Fish

The Pan African Awards reward the very best projects which are using enterprise and entrepreneurship to innovate in the field of education. The awards are generously supported by The Saville Foundation, a charitable foundation based in South Africa. Teach A Man To Fish manages the awards using their expertise in enterprise education and highlight inspirational models and projects through their large network of educational organisations and schools.

Eligibility

  • Your education or training project must be based in Africa.
  • Your organisation must actively demonstrate the success of their entrepreneurial approach to education.
  • Your education project must be innovative and inspiring.
  • Your organisation must have a large network of young people.
  • You must show that your project has had a positive impact on young people and your community.

Benefits for winners

  • First prize of $15,000, second and third prizes of $5,000.
  • Enhanced visibility and publicity.
  • Enhanced sponsorship and donation opportunities. 
  • A chance to win ‘partner prize’ to work with Teach A Man To Fish and the School Enterprise Challenge.

How to apply

For more details on how to apply, visit the website.

World Summit Award for Young Innovators

Nominations are open for The World Summit Awards (WSA) Young Innovators to promote and award innovators under the age of 30, who developed a digital application tackling the UN SDGs. To apply you need to be nominated by either a WSA National Expert as the best national digital application in one of the 8 award categories.

Award Categories

  • Government & Citizen Engagement
  • Health & Well Being
  • Learning & Education
  • Environment & Green Energy
  • Culture & Tourism
  • Smart Settlements & Urbanization
  • Business & Commerce
  • Inclusion & Empowerment

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible for young citizens of all UN member states, WSA Young Innovators is open to every start-up, social entrepreneur, NGO, student or individual.
  • The participation in the WSA Young Innovators is open to any entrepreneur, company, student group or project team – at least one of the founding members and the majority of the team must be under the age of 30 (born on or after January 1, 1987).
  • The WSA Young Innovators call is eligible for projects that: developed by young innovators under the age of 30
    Offer digital solutions to any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Deliver content rich digital solutions to the user including individuals, businesses and organisations
    have a strong digital component: websites, apps, sms based solutions, IoT, wearables etc.
    are market ready or already launched on the market – no ideas or concepts are eligible

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted online.

 2017 Startpreneurs Acceleration program, Abuja


Startpreneurs is a technology start-up accelerator. Here lies opportunities for startups based in Abuja. Startpreneurs allows entrepreneurs with innovative ideas in different sectors in Nigeria to incubate and raise investment from various sources of finance. In just over one year, our start-ups have raised over $300,000 in investments.

Program Benefit

  • The acceleration provides access to
  • Foreign markets
  • Media publicity
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Investments opportunities

Start-ups can also apply from any sector including Fashion, Agriculture, Transport, Entertainment, Fin-tech, governance etc.

How to apply

Click here to apply. Entries close on 31st July 2017.


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