Remember that business idea you've been passionate about for a long time now, and nobody else seems to share your interest or 'nobody has agreed to sponsor you'? If you really have the business well figured out, congratulations, this is it for you!
The federal government's YouWin program is real. The program is Application for the 4th round of the program is currently on-going.
YouWiN! stands for Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria. It is an innovative business plan competition aimed at job creation by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in Nigeria to develop and execute business ideas. The accomplishments of the 1,200 YouWiN! awardees were celebrated at the Presidential Villa on April 12, 2012.
YouWiN! Women was the second edition of the entrepreneurial scheme, which was designed for only female entrepreneurs aged 45 years or less. The third edition, YouWiN! 3, which support both male and female entrepreneurs in Nigeria, recently announced the 1500 awardees. With the upcoming launch of YouWiN! 4, the President of Nigeria will have fulfilled his promise to financially support over 3,600 Nigerian youths to develop their entrepreneurial ideals and plans through the YouWiN! program.
YouWiN! 4 is open to both male and female entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 - 45 years.
You may need some technical assistance in filling out the form. Know that the YouWin Team will only interact with your application, and not you in person, so you'll do well to get all the help you can in filling out the form. click here to apply.