List of Grant, Business and Funding Opportunities for Entrepreneurs April 2018

Are you an entrepreneur looking for the opportunities to raise fund to either kick-start your business or expand your business?

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This page is where you will find all the latest opportunities.

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Below are the opportunities we have listed on UtibeEtim.com for the MONTH of APRIL 2018 AND BEYOND.

Business Plan Competition/Grant Opportunities

Below are some of the business plan competitions and grant opportunities for you to take advantage and raise fund for your business. There are open for the month of April 2018 and some beyond April:

BMCE Bank African Entrepreneurship Award 2018 for African Based Entrepreneurs ($1 million Prize)

Are you looking for mentoring to launch or grow your business or idea in Africa? Join the journey to receive free, online mentoring from over 400 entrepreneurs, investors and business owners.

The African Entrepreneurship Award offers $1 million to all eligible African entrepreneurs with an existing business or just an idea for one. The Award Journey is made up of 4 rounds of mentoring and starts by you taking a few minutes to submit an idea for Round 1. Once you hit the submit button, you begin a journey with real entrepreneurs who have been where you are today.

Eligible Countries: Africa

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2018

Funding/Prize: $1,000,000

More Details: Visit BMCE Bank African Entrepreneurship Award 2018 for African Based Entrepreneurs ($1 million Prize) to read more about this opportunity.

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MEST Africa Challenge 2018 Scale-up Pitch Competition for African startups ( $50k in Equity Investment)

Announcing the MEST Africa scale-up pitch competition: Accra, Lagos, Nairobi and Cape Town

For 10 years, MEST has trained aspiring entrepreneurs and invested in exceptional businesses with Pan-African ambitions. These companies have gone on to enter new markets, with MEST growing alongside them as we’ve learned about the opportunities and challenges they face as they scale.

Eligible Countries: Africa

Application Deadline: April 3-22

Funding/Prize: $50,000

More Details: Visit MEST Africa Challenge 2018 Scale-up Pitch Competition for African startups ( $50k in Equity Investment) to read more about this opportunity.

 

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Apply for the USAID Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs Prize 2018 ($50,000 prize)

At the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)announced that Feed the Future would launch a new competition for women-led enterprises to access investment advice, business analysis, and other services to take their agribusinesses to the next level. To support this initiative, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation is issuing a competitive request for applications (RFA) from women-owned or operated agribusinesses in sub-Saharan African countries where USAID operates.

Eligible Countries: Sub- Saharan Africa

Application Deadline: April 25, 2018 at18:00 Eastern Daylight Time

Funding/Prize: $50,000

More Details: Visit Apply for the USAID Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs Prize 2018 ($50,000 prize) to read more about this opportunity.

 

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Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2018 for Green Start-up Worldwide – €500,000 Grant

The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is one of the world’s largest competitions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. Green start-ups from all over the world can submit their promising sustainable business plans. The winner will receive €500,000 to further develop the product or service and to bring it to market. The runner-up will receive €200,000  and the three other finalists receive €100,000 each. An international jury selects the winner and runner-up.

Eligible Countries: All

Application Deadline: June 1st 2018

Funding/Prize: €500,000

More Details: Visit Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2018 for Green Start-up Worldwide – €500,000 Grant to read more about this opportunity.

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School Enterprise Challenge 2018 (Student-led, Business Start-Up Competition for Schools around the World)

The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business programme for schools run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish.

It guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses. Students get the chance to gain hands-on experience of running a real business and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice.

Eligible Countries: All

Application Deadline: 16th May 2018

Funding/Prize: $5000

More Details: Visit School Enterprise Challenge 2018 (Student-led, Business Start-Up Competition for Schools around the World) to read more about this opportunity.


Start-ups Accelerator and Incubator Programmes

Check below for all the open business accelerator and incubator programme here

Get Training and Equity Funding From Startup Nigeria Incubation Program

Startup Nigeria is an intervention of the National Social Investment Program (NSIP) under the Office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as part of the program to support private sector innovation hubs for the strategic increase of entrepreneurial and technological capacity across Nigeria.

Eligible Countries: North Central and South East of Nigeria

Application Deadline: 7-21 APRIL

Funding/Prize: Total amount not specified

More Details: Visit Get Training and Equity Funding From Startup Nigeria Incubation Program to read more about this opportunity

 

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FATE Foundation ScaleUp Lab Agribusiness Accelerator Programme 2018 for young Nigerians

ScaleUp Lab is a unique Accelerator Programme aimed at providing targeted support to early-stage high-potential and growth-driven ventures within the growth sectors of the Nigerian economy namely; Agribusiness, Creatives, Health and Education. The programme is implemented by FATE Foundation and supported by Africa Capital Alliance (ACA) Foundation.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

Application Deadline: 5:00 PM on Friday, April 20th, 2018

Funding/Prize: 

More Details: Visit FATE Foundation ScaleUp Lab Agribusiness Accelerator Programme 2018 for young Nigerians to read more about this opportunity


Business Award, Prize, Contest and Essay Opportunities

Below are the opportunities under this category:

Nokia/Bell Labs Prize 2018 for Game-Changing Ideas in ICT (100,000+ USD Prize)

The Bell Labs Prize is a competition for innovators from participating countries around the globe that seeks to recognize proposals that ‘change the game’ in the field of information and communications technologies by a factor of 10, and provides selected innovators the unique opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision.

Eligible Countries: All

Application Deadline: April 25, 2018

Funding/Prize: $100,000

More Details: Visit Nokia/Bell Labs Prize 2018 for Game-Changing Ideas in ICT (100,000+ USD Prize) to read more about this opportunity

 

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USAID Digital Agriculture Photo Contest 2018 (USD $1,000 prize)

Digital Development for Feed the Future (D2FTF) leverages digital tools holistically and according to best practice to improve the cost-effectiveness and development results of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative. As part of our mission, we seek to recognize those who are utilizing digital tools to improve farming practices and accelerate the fight against poverty. Help us tell the story of digital agriculture technologies and how they’re working to advance food security and nutrition across the globe by joining the photo contest.

Eligible Countries: All

Application Deadline: April 16, 2018

Funding/Prize: $500

More Details: Visit USAID Digital Agriculture Photo Contest 2018 (USD $1,000 prize) to read more about this opportunity

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Win Up to N1m in The Nigeria Agriculture Awards Youth Project and Essay Competition

The Nigeria Agriculture Awards Youth Project and Essay Competition is an initiative by AgroNigeria, aimed at raising a generation of agric-savvy youths with the wherewithal to trigger an agriculture revolution in Nigeria and ultimately economic emancipation for the country.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

Application Deadline: June 5th, 2018

Funding: N1,000,000

More Details: Visit Win Up to N1m in The Nigeria Agriculture Awards Youth Project and Essay Competition to read more about this opportunity

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Orange Social Venture Prize 2018 for Innovative Startups in Africa and Middle East (50,000 Euros in Prizes)

The Orange Social Venture Prize aims to promote social innovation by supporting development through information and communication technologies (ICT). In addition to funding of up to 25,000 euros, Orange will provide support to the three winners of the Grand Prize for six months from business and telecoms professionals.

Eligible Countries: All Countries

Application Deadline: May 31st, 2018 (9pm GMT)

Funding: $50,000

More Details: Visit Orange Social Venture Prize 2018 for Innovative Startups in Africa and Middle East (50,000 Euros in Prizes) to read more about this opportunity.


Fellowship Programmes and Internship Programmes

Are you looking for fellowship and internship opportunities? Below are the valid opportunities for the month of April and beyond:

Open Society Fellowship for Innovative approach to Open Society Challenges (Stipend of $USD100,000)

The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing

conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

Eligible Countries: All Countries

Application Deadline: July 15th 2018

Funding: $100,000

More Details: Visit Open Society Fellowship for Innovative approach to Open Society Challenges (Stipend of $USD100,000) to read more about this opportunity

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Microsoft 4Afrika Skills initiative 2018 Internship Programme for Young Africans

The Microsoft Interns4Afrika program offers talented young people a unique experience with a dynamic and agile technology organization on the African continent. You will work for 6 months with a Microsoft partner on real projects, collaborating and learning from your colleagues. Whether you’re aspiring for a future in sales, marketing or technology, this is your chance to kick-start your future

Eligible Countries: African Countries

Application Deadline: Not available

Funding: 

More Details: Visit Microsoft 4Afrika Skills initiative 2018 Internship Programme for Young Africans to read more about this opportunity


 

List of Standard Business Plans with 3 Years Financial Analysis in Various Sectors

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These business plans are developed to help those who cannot afford the cost of developing a unique and tailored business plan. The business plans are available for you to get within 10 minutes. It will help you to save time, money and energy. The business plan and the financial is in MS Words so that you can change the name and other info to suit you.

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