YouWIN 2 launched for Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria
YouWin 2 (Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria) is more of a business plan competition with emphasis on women was launched Sep 3 in Abuja, Nigeria by the President and the co-ordinating Minister of the Economy. The event which opened with fanfare riding on the successes recorded from the first edition was attended by some past awardees, youth groups, reputable women entrepreneurs, minsters and other top government officials.
YouWin 2 is exclusively for female entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 45.
1,200 awardees were selected from the first version following a rigorous and exciting contest with the initial shortlist and final selection conducted by an International business school and eminent Nigerians respectively.
Rewards for winners included prizes and grants of up to 10 milling naira, technical support including state of the art websites and strategic guidance by experienced mentors.
The main objective of the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWIN!) Programme according to its website is to generate jobs by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in Nigeria to develop and execute business ideas that will lead to job creation. The programme will provide aspiring youth with a platform to show case their business acumen, skills and aspirations to business leaders, investors and mentors in Nigeria.
Final winners of this version will be notified and names will be published on May 1, 2013
Our thoughts, this is probably one of the best administered programmes by the present government. In-house at Nigeria360, we know at least 5 individuals who entered for the first version of the competition and 2 who were eventually awarded the grant.
Interested? please, visit http://www.youwin.org.ng/ for more details or better still, contact us at Nigeria360 for clarifications.
So women folks, it’s time to be empowered.
Go ahead and WIN.