I am happy to inform you that YouWIN 4 (Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria) has been launched on Monday 17th November, 2014 by President Goodluck Jonathan at Banquet Hall, State House. In addition to the launching of YouWIN! 4, President Goodluck Jonathan would also launch Small and Medium Enterprise Venture Fund. The Venture Capital Fund is to support operational businesses that can demonstrate great potential for job creation and sustainable profit and will be administered by Federal Ministry of Finance.
What is YouWIN!?
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. It is a programme launched in year 2011 to identify young and creative entrepreneurs with innovative business idea so that they can be empowered by Federal Government to create employment opportunities for the teaming unemployed youths in Nigeria and to help reduce the rate of crime and youth restiveness.
According to President Jonathan in 2011 during the launched of YouWIN! 1,“Unemployment among our youth is one of our biggest challenges. The time has come to create jobs (and) lay a new foundation for Nigeria’s economic growth”.
Since the programme was first launched, over 3600 Nigerian young entrepreneurs have benefitted from the programme and over 30,000 jobs created. In the first edition, YouWIN! 1 1200 entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-45years benefitted from the programme and received between N1m to N10m to either start a new business or expand their business.
I’m very Proud to let u know that I am one of the pioneer awardees and I will always remain grateful to Goodluck Jonathan administration
YouWIN! 2, the 2nd edition was dedicated to women entrepreneurs only who are between the ages of 18 -45years and from Nigeria. 1200 entrepreneurs were selected.
YouWIN! 3 was for both male and female entrepreneurs, this time around the number of awardees was increase to 1500 from 1200 awardees.
YouWIN! 4 and How to Apply
President Goodluck Jonathan is launching YouWIN on the 17th of November 2014 and submission of business plan start the same day.
To be eligible for the Business Plan Competition you must satisfy the following criteria
- You must be a proven citizen of Nigeria no older than 45 years (proof of identity: International passport/Drivers License/National ID/Voters card required)
- You must have a post-secondary school qualification
- Your proposed business venture must be within the national borders of Nigeria, and with the intention of employing Nigerian citizens.
- Your proposed venture must not entail the production or distribution of weapons, alcoholic beverages, tobacco or/and gambling, or any activities in contradiction with the Nigerian constitution
- You must prepare an innovative business concept summary
To apply, please visit https://www.youwin.org.ng/apply-now/ and register.
Training and Mentoring
As one of the pioneer awardees and having mentored, trained and provided supports to some past awardees, I want to do the same this year. Last edition (YouWIN3) saw well over 50 applicants that used my platform www.UtibeEtim.com, my tutorial and training, my ebook and other resources made it. This year I want to raise over 200 awardees and I will be able to achieve that by organizing quality seminars where I will train and mentor serious minded entrepreneurs, you will have access to my dedicated support and resources which include video tutorials and ebook.
I and my team will be organizing the first seminar on 22nd Nov, 2014 at . In addition to that, All attendees woud get a complete video tutorials and ebook. We will also make provision for refreshment during break. I will work with you and find to look at your business. I will publish more details about the seminar soon.
Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org, 07031542324 or BBM: 275E28F6