2017 YouWiN! Connect Application Portal and Registration Procedure

2017 YouWiN! Connect Application Portal and Registration Procedure

How to Apply for YouWiN! Connect Enterprise Education

YouWiN! Connect is a multimedia-based version of the YouWiN! programme of the Federal Ministry of Finance. It is geared towards supporting young entrepreneurs in PLANning, STARTing and GROWing their businesses, by providing Enterprise Education as well as access to technical and consulting services.

The programme tries to promote entrepreneurship, job creation and wealth through enterprise education for young Nigerians.

2017 YouWiN! Connect Applicants Participation Criteria

  1. Applicants must have post-secondary school qualification.
  2. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 40.
  3. Applicants must be Nigerians and resident in Nigeria.
  4. Applicants businesses must be domiciled in Nigeria.
  5. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively – speaking and writing – in English.
  6. Applicants must be willing to attend all trainings and mentoring exercises organized by the programme.
  7. Applicants must not be an employee of the Nigerian Civil Service.
  8. Previous YouWiN awardees are not eligible to apply.
Participation Criteria

YouWin Application closes August 30th, 2017

2017 YouWiN! Connect Application Portal and Registration Procedure/Stages

2017 YouWiN! Connect Registration/Application & Selection

Aspiring entrepreneurs will be invited to apply/register for participation via the online registration portal. Applications will be reviewed and 55,500 successful applicants will be shortlisted for the online training.

 

Online Training (Accelerator Phase I)

55,500 successful participants will receive tailored generic online training in various aspects of entrepreneurship and business such as modules in business planning (access to finance, access to markets, competitiveness, business strategy, and mind- set change). At the end of this stage, 5,000 successful candidates will qualify for tailored Masterclass face to face training.

 

Masterclass Training (Accelerator Phase II)

5,000 successful participants will receive tailored (industry specific) Masterclass face to face training which is categorised based on cluster and held in various cluster hubs across the country. The sectors of focus for the masterclass phase are:

  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Agriculture/Agro-Processing
  • Fashion
  • Manufacturing & Retail
  • Construction

All participants will receive certification on completion of the training and will be required to submit a business plans for areas where their businesses requires improvement.

 

Business Development Support

All successfully funded businesses (start-up/existing) will receive a 1 year business development support (this includes introducing businesses to DFIs for further funding).

 

YouWiN! Connect Series 1 Fund

Aspiring entrepreneurs will be invited to apply/register for participation via the online registration portal. Applications will be reviewed and 55,500 successful applicants will be shortlisted for the online training.

2017 YouWiN! Connect Sensitization Time and centers

Sensitization workshops for the YouWiN! Connect programme will be taking place at various venues around the country. Locate the closest venue to you in order to attend.

Time

Registration: 8:00 AM

Workshop: 10:00 AM

North Central

State Venue Date
Abuja Interconnect Hotel. Plot C116\C115, 1st Avenue Before Danja Plaza, Gwarimpa 2 Abuja 14/07/2017
Benue  CBN Entrepreneurship Development Center, 5b Jonah Hang Centre, Markudi 06/07/2017
Kogi Multi Purpose Hall, Federal University, Lokoja 07/07/2017
Kwara Mazabs Events Hall, Tipper Garage Junction, Beside Rhema Chapel, Ilorin 15/07/2017
Plateau Multi-purpose hall University of Jos. Plateau 08/07/2017
Nasarawa Ibrahim Abacha Youth Centre, Shandam Road, Along Government House, Lafia 07/07/2017
Niger GADO NSAKO  HALL. Niger State College of Education. Minna 12/07/2017

North East

State Venue Date
Adamawa Dabtsoho Hotels Jimeta Yola 15/07/2017
Bauchi Awalah hotel Madiguri/Ningi kano RD, Junction Bauchi 06/07/2017
Borno Sharna palace hotel, No 11 Gombe Road, Biu 08/07/2017
Gombe Hajiya Amina Women Dev. Center, opposite Jalo Waziri House, Bauchi Road 12/07/2017
Taraba Nigeria Union of Teachers NUT Secretariat, Taraba State Secretariat, No 34 Donga Road,Jalingo 13/07/2017
Yobe Arts and Culture Damaturu, Along Maiduguri road 13/07/2017

North West

State Venue Date
Jigawa Manpower Development Institute (MDI), No 1 Zakria Maimalari Road Takur Dutse 10/07/2017
Kaduna  Kabir Gymnasium, No 12 Abdulrahman Okene road, off Independence Way 11/07/2017
Katsina Craft Village, Mani Road, Close to the State Secretariat 11/07/2017
Kano Zainab Hall, Royal Tropicana Hotel17/19 Niger Street, Nasarawa 11/07/2017
Kebbi Peace Exclusive Suites and Restaurant, Off Sani Abacha Bye-Pass, Behind Conoil, Birnin Kebbi State 08/07/2017
Sokoto Giginya Coral Hotel, Western By-Pass Rd, By Shehu Shagari Secretariat 13/07/2017
Zamfara Maryam Hall (Along Sanni Abacha Road) Behind Tudun Wada Mosque Gusau 26/07/2017

South East

State Venue Date
Abia Ibeku Central Civic Center, Bendel Road, Umuahia 12/07/2017
Anambra Choice Hotels Awka @ No. 49 Arthur Eze Avenue, Awka 13/07/2017
Ebonyi Pastoral Center, Mile 50 Abakaliki 08/07/2017
Enugu Filbon Hotel, 127 Chime Avenue New Heaven Enugu 07/07/2017
Imo Imo State University Auditorium 07/07/2017

South West

State Venue Date
Ekiti Pope John II, Pastoral Center, Ikere Road, Ado 13/07/2017
Lagos Rita Lori Hotels, 1-4 Taoridi Street Off Babs Animashaun Street, Surulere 04/07/2017
Ogun Sweet Sensation Event Hall, By Opic Towers Ibara, Abeokuta 12/07/2017
Ondo BTO Hall, Ilesha Garage, Akure 13/07/2017
Osun Adebimpe Event Center, Adjacent Oshogbo City Stadium, New Ikirun Road, Oshogbo 13/07/2017
Oyo First Bank Building Hall, University of Ibadan, Ibadan 13/07/2017

South South

State Venue Date
Akwa Ibom Onyema Ugochukwu Auditorium, University of Uyo Town Campus 10/07/2017
Bayelsa Ididie Hotel, off Osiri road, Ekeki Yenagoa 08/07/2017
Cross River 520 Kolanut Event Center. 5 Barracks Road opposite SPAR 27/07/2017
Delta Nigeria Labour Congress Hall off Okpanam road along NTA road Asaba 11/07/2017
Edo Elora Hall and Suites, Ofure’s Place, 162, Sapele Road, Benin City 12/07/2017
Rivers Habitate Hotel & Resort, Banquet Hall, 5 Habitat Drive, NTA Choba Road, Rumualogu, Port Harcourt 11/07/2017

2017 YouWiN! Connect REGISTRATION LINK

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