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Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2017 for Young people from around the world


The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a global programme and an online platform, which supports the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This global platform empowers young entrepreneurs (age 15-35) from around the world to engage in a more peaceful world. Participants are invited to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Young people from around the world are invited to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.


ou are eligible to enter, if:

1. You are between the ages of 15 and 35


2. You have an innovative idea for an enterprise which contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in your community, such as:

  • Goal 1: No Poverty – End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: Zero Hunger – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4: Quality Education – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Gender Equality – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities – Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13: Climate Action – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14: Life Below Water – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 15: Life on Land – Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

OR, You are operating such an enterprise in the form of a business, a non-profit organization or an informal program

3. You are able to submit your entry in English.

Prizes and recognition

Grand Prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize and People’s Choice Prize winners will be selected in each of the following two categories:

Best Ideas Category

Innovative ideas and plans to be implemented (by the entrant or by others)

Best Projects Category

Already existing enterprise which has demonstrated social impact

Grand Prize winners and the People’s Choice Prize winners will receive a virtual Gold Badge and a Certificate.

Second Prize winners will receive virtual Silver Badge and a Certificate.


Third Prize winners will receive a virtual Bronze Badge and a Certificate.


Finalists not chosen as prize winners will receive an Honorable Mention Badge.


campus-winnerEntrepreneurship Campus Prize winners

will receive a Certificate Campus Prize Winner Badge.



Grand Prize and People’s Choice winners, Second Prize and Third Prize winners, and the Entrepreneurship Campus Prize winners will be made public at a Winners’ Announcement Ceremony at the Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin in October 2017.


How to apply:

If you are interested, follow this link to apply

Visit here to apply for the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2017


Application Deadline: July 31st 2017

Zunde Africa Ventures (ZAV) Program 2017 for passionate student-entrepreneurs across Africa

  • Are you an ambitious, smart, dedicated and passionate youth entrepreneur?
  • Do you have a business that you’ve successfully launched or that you are
    thinking of launching?
  • Do you need additional investors for your business?
  • Do you want to be connected to mentors and work to grow your business?
  • Do you have what it takes?

Zunde Africa ventures (ZAV) is looking for passionate student-entrepreneurs across Africa who are ready to take their businesses to the next level. AAV has just opened up applications to businesses to invest in between March 20th and May 1st 2017.

ZAV is an entrepreneur-focused venture group that identifies mentors and invests in student led start ups across the African continent. AAV is invested in helping young entrepreneurs grow their businesses with the necessary financing(of up to $5,000) and mentorship.

AAV was founded by African Yale Alumni passionate about building entrepreneurship and inspiring and supporting promising students across the African continent. It was born of a common vision and passion for African development with a mission to enable and accelerate growth of promising African startups while helping them fulfill their stated economic and social goals.

The ZAV application process

1. Apply on our website between March 20th and May 1st 2017.

2. The Zunde Africa ventures team will evaluate each application and request for more

information from each team as needed by June 5th 2017.

3. On or before June 20th 2017, we will let teams know if they qualify for the final round.

4. Qualifying teams will be invited to meet (in person or via Skype) with AAV reps from July 15th 2017.

5. The winning team(s) will be selected by August 5th 2017.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, follow the link below to apply

Visit here to apply for  the Zunde Africa Ventures (ZAV) Program 2017

Application Deadline:May 1st 2017.

BBVA Open Innovation Universe Talent Ideas Competition 2017 (€10,000 in prize money)


In a challenging environment of low interest rates, what business models for financial solutions could make sense for both banks and customers?

Come up with innovative ideas and solutions of what a mutually beneficial banking business model would look like; one that creates opportunities for our customers while remaining profitable, considering the climate of low interest rates.


  • Written text in PDF format. Maximum 3 pages + annexes.
  • Video or podcast format maximum 5 minutes.

  • The idea will be shared via a link to any platform as long as it is private (it is not available to general public).

  • The idea has to be original and innovative.


  • On May 12th the 10 finalists will be announced and invited to enjoy a two-day session in Madrid.
  • They will be invited to the BBVA headquarters in Madrid, where they will have the opportunity to present their idea to a committee of BBVA experts and discuss the future of banking.
  • The winner will receive €10,000 in prize money.

How to Apply for this opportunity:

Visit the link below to apply

Apply for BBVA Open Innovation Universe Talent Ideas Competition 2017

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

TEF 2017 List of Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme Winners 2017


I’m happy to inform you that TEF has announced the winners of Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme TEEP 2017.

Click here to download http://utibeetim.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TEF2017_1000_NAMES-1.pdf


Check and let me know if you made it.


1000 successful applicants were selected to receive $5000

Call for Grant Proposals – John Paul Usman Award for Civic Leadership


The U.S. Embassy Abuja Public Affairs Section (PAS) announces a notice of funding opportunity for the John Paul Usman Award for Civic Leadership. Below are instructions and information about the program including: an outline for funding priorities, strategic foci, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please read carefully.

Purpose of Grants:
The purpose of this grant is to memorialize the late John Paul Usman, 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, by funding project(s) submitted by YALI Network members from Nigeria focusing on his areas of interest:

  1. Children’s rights issues
  2. Peace building.

Eligibility Information: 
PAS encourages applications from Nigeria YALI Network members or their organizations located in Nigeria including:

  1. Registered not-for-profit and civil society/non-governmental organizations with at least two years of programming experience;
  2. Individuals with two years of not-for-profit, project management, or education; experience.

This award is open to RLC alumni but NOT open to alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship program or their organizations.

Please find further details and how to apply at http://bit.ly/jpuaward, proposals will be accepted until April 14, 2017. It is important to read the full instructions before applying.


U.S. Embassy Nigeria


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