Accelerate Labs will be the womb to carry about 2500 ideas that can be transformed into businesses in Nigeria. Microsoft Nigeria is working with The Future Project to make this dream a reality.
The program by The Future Project and in partnership with Microsoft Nigeria is geared towards equipping the youth. The program dubbed Accelerate the Economy through Youth in Enterprise will select about 2500 Nigerian youths from the country. It will hope to equip participants build socially inclined, high profit and competitive enterprise capable of impacting the GDP.
The selected candidates will be enrolled in a 12 weeks fellowship program. Accelerate Labs will include three streams of 3 weeks taught session, 4 weeks mentoring session, 3 weeks research and practice and a demo day for pitching of business ideas to prospective investors. There will be 6 host hubs from the 6 geo-political zones in 6 states; Lagos, Abuja, Edo, Kaduna, Anambra and Bauchi.
Olusola Amusan Microsoft Nigeria Philanthropic and Citizenship lead said;
Microsoft, through our YouthSpark initiative seek to empower the youth population of Nigeria to imagine and realize their full potential. By connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment, entrepreneurship and helping them create a real impact for a better tomorrow.
To apply and register for Accelerate Labs
So if you have an idea for a socially responsible enterprise that is scalable and capable of impacting the Nigerian economy and GDP. Then register for Accelerate Labs.
Applications are opened from the 7th of August till the 24th of August. Register to confirm your interest in the Accelerate the Economy through Youth in Enterprise program. Get more information about the fellowship program.
UPDATE: The, The Africa Project website is currently down but they promise to have it back soon. So email email@example.com for more information and details.
UPDATE: Site has been restored and registration links are active.
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