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Youwin is back! Get grant funding for your innovative business or startup idea.

The popular grant funding programme, Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria is back with a bang.

Do you have an existing business that is innovative enough to get funded or an outstanding startup idea that can scale very fast into a sustainable business? Then, Youwin may just be for you.


Youwin Funding Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this grant, you must be;

  • You must be between 18 to 40 years old.
  • You must attend all training and meeting activities
  • You must have post-secondary school education
  • Your business must be located in Nigeria
  • You must not be employed in the Civil Service


Youwin Funding Process

  1. Registration/Application & Selection: 55,000 successful applicants will be shortlisted for the Youwin online training programme after completing the online business application.
  1. Online Training (Accelerator Phase I): Training will entail various aspects of entrepreneurship and business such as modules in business planning (access to finance, access to markets, competitiveness, business strategy, and mind- set change).
  1. Masterclass Training (Accelerator Phase II): 5,000 online training participants will receive tailored (industry specific) Masterclass face to face training in various clusters spread across the country. The industry focus for this masterclass includes;
  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Agriculture/Agro-Processing
  • Fashion
  • Manufacturing & Retail
  • Construction
  1. Certification: All participants will receive certification on completion of the training and will be required to submit a Business Plan for areas where their businesses require improvement.
  1. Business Development Support: Successfully funded startup or existing businesses receive 1 year business development support. This phase includes connecting businesses with more investors to grow their businesses.

To apply visit:

Application Deadline: 30th August 2017

Read this: How to Apply for any Startup Business Funding Competition and Win


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