2015 Young Business Leaders of Nigeria Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme (Grant of One million Naira Available)

Application Deadline: July 30th 2015

Application is Free.

The Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme, 2015 is an initiative of the Young Business Leaders of Nigeria aimed at promoting Entrepreneurship by providing Business education, training, financial support and mentoring to young Nigerians across Nigeria.

The Young Business Leaders of Nigeria is a Network of “Young Business Leaders” established to evolve creative methods of solving the unemployment crisis in Nigeria. Presently, over forty million Nigerians (40,000,000) of employable age are unemployed. This figure represents almost a third of Nigeria growing Population.
The Intention is for them to employ a minimum of 4 people each before December 2016

Programme Details:

The Aspiring Entrepreneurs programme is an 8-weeks long residential entrepreneurship training and development programme that would select and train a growing cohort of young people with viable business ideas.

  • This year, 30 promising and aspiring entrepreneurs would partake in the programme and would get the opportunities to start their own business.

Participant Profile:

  • Age:
    Participants would be aged between 18 -35
  • Gender:
    Preference would be given to female applicants who must form 50% of selected participants – 50% Male , 50% Female
  • Location:
    Preference would be given to applicants from northern nigeria (Region with the highest unemployment rate in Nigeria)
  • Applicants would be judged on the strength of their ideas and visibility of their plans)

Key Attributes

  • Track Record or past achievement
  • Display of Passion and Initiative
  • Submission of a viable existing or proposed business idea/plan

Socio-Economic Class

  • There would be no discrimination based on socio-economic class


  • Basic Education (No Academic Qualification Required)


  • At the end of the training, participants will be given the opportunity to apply for grants of up to One million Naira


In order to participate this year, applicants will simply fill out the application form online and submit their proposed business plan.


  1. The deadline for 2015 application: July 30, 2015. Applications received after July 30 will not be considered.
  2. Only completed applications will be considered. Do Not Leave Items Blank.
  3. Attach a current copy of your Business Plan.
  4. Attach a current copy of your Curriculum Vitae


Apply Now for the 2015 Young Business Leaders of Nigeria Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme,

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Young Business Leaders of Nigeria Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme




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