Apply for the Microsoft #WINsiders4Good Nigeria Fellowship 2016 for Young Nigerian Entrepreneurs


Microsoft #WINsiders4Good Nigeria Fellowship

Microsoft are looking for people like you, Nigerian entrepreneurs who can’t stop thinking of that idea you have that will solve a local problem as well as improve the lives of your fellow Nigerians.
The #WINsiders4Good Nigeria Fellowship is part of Microsoft global #WINsiders4Good program designed to help Windows Insiders tackle important issues in their local communities. With the #WINsiders4Good Nigeria Fellowship, we want to build a fellowship of up to 20 Nigerian entrepreneurs to develop products and services that would help improve the lives of Nigerian people.
Microsoft would like to build a fellowship of 20 Nigerian entrepreneurs to become our first ever, inaugural class of #WINsider4Good Fellows. If chosen, you will receive hardware and software along with 6 months of tailored technical and strategic mentorship from local and international leaders to help bring your unique idea to life.

You are eligible to participate in the #WINSiders4Good Fellowship program if you meet the following requirements:

  • You are a member of the Windows Insider Program;
  • You are a legal resident of Nigeria;
  • You are 18 or older;
  • You have an original idea for a product or service that improves the lives of fellow Nigerians;
  • You or your family members aren’t employees of Microsoft;
  • You are not a government employee.


If selected as a #WINSiders4Good Fellow, commit to attending a week-long fellowship bootcamp on November 16 – 22, 2016, at Co-Creation Hub located at 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Rd, Lagos, Nigeria and commit to a 6 month mentorship program, which will entail weekly virtual mentorship sessions beginning January 5 – June 25, 2017. The bootcamp travel and lodging will be provided by the Windows Insider Progam.

Judging Criteria:

A panel of Microsoft-selected local and global experts will select both Finalists and up to 20 #WINSiders4Good Fellows based on the following criteria.

  • Social Impact: Your product or service addresses a common issue affecting a clearly identified segment of the Nigerian population and provides a clear benefit to the customers upon purchase and use of the product or service.
  • Market Viability: The product or service has a clearly defined market and can be priced as such that it can be viable and sustainable as a business given the local context.
  • Innovation: The product or service provides a unique approach to the issues faced by the local market through a net new innovation; an improvement on existing solutions; or a combination of multiple solutions for more effective and efficient intervention.
  • Scalability: The business has the potential to serve customers across the geographic region where the entrepreneur is based, or across all of Nigeria.



Round 1 Application Opens: September 21, 2016
Round 1 Application Closes: October 10, 2016
Round 2 Application Opens: October 17, 2016
Round 2 Application Closes: October 24, 2016
Fellows Announced: November 16, 2016
Fellowship Bootcamp: November 16 – 22, 2016
Mentorship Program: January 4 – June 30, 2017

Visit the link below to apply

Click here to apply for the Microsoft #WINsiders4Good Nigeria Fellowship 2016

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Utibe Etim is a social entrepreneur, an IT expert and a business developer. He is committed to solving some of the biggest problems in entrepreneurship eco-system by support young entrepreneurs in identifying opportunities and resources to help them plan, start and grow their businesses. He is the founder of, a platform that focuses on promoting entrepreneurship as a viable career option and a solution to unemployment for young Nigerians and Africans which in turn create wealth and economic development. Utibe Etim develops business plans, feasibility studies, website development, social media marketing just to mention a few. He writes unique and inspiring articles and share tips on business and technology. You can connect with him on Facebook personal profile or Facebook Business page or Twitter: @Twitter or Phone: 07031542324 or or contact me on info(at) or utibeman(@)


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