Applications are now open for the 10th cohort of the Orange Corners Nigeria Incubation Programme. This illustrious initiative, a collaboration between the Kingdom of Netherlands and the FATE Foundation, is dedicated to empowering aspiring entrepreneurs in Nigeria. Over the last five years, the program has been a nurturing ground for 180 businesses across nine cohorts, each benefiting from the dynamic ecosystem that the program offers.
|🌍 Programme Origin
|Initiative by the Kingdom of Netherlands, implemented by FATE Foundation
|🎯 Target Group
|Entrepreneurs aged 18-35 with a business concept
|📈 Programme Goals
|Capacity building, market access, mentorship, and funding
|🏆 Past Success
|Nurtured 180 businesses through nine cohorts
|📚 Learning Focus
|Enterprise training, master classes, market strategy, financial management
|🌟 Key Benefits
|Business incubation, advisory services, prototype funding
|🤝 Support Offered
|Business growth advisory, funding linkages, mentorship
|📅 Application Deadline
|February 18, 2024
Understanding the Orange Corners Nigeria Incubation Program
The Orange Corners Nigeria Incubation Programme is more than just a training platform. It’s a holistic ecosystem that ensures capacity building through various forms of engagement such as training, master classes, events, coaching, mentoring, and providing access to potential customers, markets, and financing. This initiative is developed and funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Lagos and implemented by the FATE Foundation.
The overarching goal of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lagos and the FATE Foundation is to foster a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nigeria. This ecosystem aims to create economic opportunities and skills, leading to economic empowerment for the youth.
Eligibility Criteria and Key Benefits
To be a part of this transformative journey, participants must be between the ages of 18 – 35 years with a viable business concept. The program offers a plethora of benefits, including:
- Enterprise Management Training: Equip yourself with essential business management skills.
- Business Incubation & Advisory Services: Receive professional advice and support for your business.
- Funding for Prototype Development & Testing: Access financial support to bring your ideas to life.
- Mentorship & Coaching: Benefit from guidance and insights from industry experts.
Structure and Curriculum
The program’s curriculum is designed to comprehensively nurture your business idea. It includes:
- Enterprise Training & Master Classes covering a wide range of topics from Concept Development to Digital Marketing and Business Pitching.
- Business Support in areas like legal, tax, HR, marketing, and digital aspects, including business registration and market linkages.
- Mentoring that matches you with a business mentor for personalized guidance.
Application Process: How to Apply
- Complete the online application form, ensuring all required fields are filled and necessary documents are uploaded, including a passport photograph, school certificate or statement of result, birth certificate, and optional CAC registration.
- Post application review, 30 candidates will be shortlisted for a 2-day Bootcamp, ending in a Pitch Competition to select the top 20 participants per stream for the Incubation program.
Thanks to the support from the Kingdom of Netherlands, Orange Corners, and other partners, the program is free for entrepreneurs who make it to the boot camp and incubation stage. This scholarship covers all direct course fees.
The 6-month Incubation program comprises in-person capacity-building sessions, business advisory and mentoring, industry visits, and networking events. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the program will be delivered both in-person and virtually.
For more information and to apply, visit the Official Webpage of the Orange Corners Nigeria Incubation Program. Remember, the application deadline is February 18, 2024.
Embark on this journey to transform your business concept into a thriving reality. With the Orange Corners Nigeria Incubation Programme, the path to becoming a successful entrepreneur is just an application away.
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