The 2023 Orange Corners Incubation Program
Orange Corners provide young entrepreneurs with a 6-month incubation program. At the same time, Orange Corners bridges these innovative entrepreneurs and the private sector. This offers a great benefit to all partners involved. Orange Corners is an initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with a local service provider.
The 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 the sustainable growth of the business.
The ambition of Orange Corners is to develop and strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Nigeria. This ecosystem should enable youth to expand their business concept and become successful entrepreneurs, by providing them with the necessary opportunities, skills, and market access.
A Bridge to Success
Orange Corners offers a 6-month incubation program for young entrepreneurs, serving as a vital bridge between these innovators and the private sector. This unique relationship provides invaluable benefits to all parties involved, promoting growth, development, and success in the Nigerian entrepreneurial landscape.
The Benefits of Participation
Participation in the Orange Corners Incubation Programme offers a wealth of benefits:
- Skills development: Participants will partake in collective and individual workshops focused on the creation of social enterprises.
- Coaching and mentoring: The program includes a personal development week, workshops on soft skills, and mentoring.
- Personalized follow-up: A strategic advisory board will offer collective advice and guidance.
- Events and networking: Participants will have the opportunity to attend professional meetings and events organized by the incubates.
- Accommodation and domiciliation: Participants will have access to the incubator space and enjoy reduced pricing for commercial domiciliation.
The best part? There are no participation fees. The program is funded through scholarships from the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and private partners.
To be considered for the program, applicants must:
- Be an aspiring entrepreneur 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 should address a local challenge in Nigeria.
- The product or service should relate to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Selection will be based on innovativeness, feasibility, social impact, market clarity, sustainability, scalability of the business idea, and the competence of the entrepreneur or team.
- Online application: Complete all required fields and submit via the online application form. Regularly check your inbox to see if you are among the 50 selected semi-finalists.
- Bootcamp: The 50 semi-finalists will participate in a compulsory two-day boot camp. The jury will decide who among the semi-finalists is best suited to join the incubation program.
- Selection: After the boot camp, 20 young entrepreneurs will be selected to participate in the 6-month incubation program.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to advance your entrepreneurial journey.
For more information, visit Orange Corners.
Take the leap and join the Orange Corners Incubation Programme 2023 to turn your entrepreneurial dream into a reality.
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