In last 2 years, the Facebook sponsored “Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Digital Programme” organized by FATE Foundation held across several Nigerian cities. We recorded great impact and engagements across all programmes and reached 640 StartUps providing their Founders with relevant knowledge, tools and skills to grow sustainable and digitally enabled businesses.
Following the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic across the world and with attendant limitations on movements and in-person interactions, we have redesigned this programme to provide support to startup founders across Nigeria who need as much support as they can get to sustain their innovative business ideas, generate revenue and create jobs. The programme and curriculum will focus strongly on business model pivot, digital strategy enablement and financial literacy particularly cashflow management. We believe that this knowledge and skills are essential for times like this and will enable the selected entrepreneurs build their resiliency and competitive advantage during and after this crisis period.
We are excited that Facebook will be providing the grant support to cover all tuition and programme needs for the selected entrepreneurs this year thereby making it FREE.
Stage I: Interested applicants must complete the application form here and upload the following documents:
A Profile Picture (headshot facing camera)
School Certificate or Statement of Result from an Accredited Tertiary Institution
Proof of Business Registration and/or Operations within the State
Stage II: Following a review of all received applications, 50 candidates will be shortlisted for a 10-20 minutes phone/video interview after which 30 applicants will be shortlisted for each stream.
Through the support of Facebook, the programme is FREE to all entrepreneurs who successfully scale through the two application stages. This scholarship support from Facebook covers all direct course fees including course materials, books and post programme support.
KEY BENEFITS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
Business Model Strategies & Pivot
Digital Marketing Strategies & Enablement
Financial Literacy and Cashflow Management
Access to Free Digital Tools and Platforms
Data Support to Enable participation in the Programme
Facebook Ad Credits for Winners of In Programme and Pitch Competitions
Access to FATE Foundation’s Business Advisory and Support Services
ADDITIONAL POST PROGRAMME BENEFITS
Access to mentoring and business advisory support from FATE Foundation
Funding and Market Linkages
The virtual learning sessions per programme stream will run for a period of six (6) weeks.