YOUWIN! Connect is a multimedia enterprise education initiative of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Finance which aims to support young entrepreneurs as they plan, start and grow their businesses.
YOUWIN! Connect seeks to promote entrepreneurship as a viable career option for young Nigerians which in turn will create jobs and wealth.
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Criteria required to apply :
1) Must be a Nigerian citizen , resident in Nigeria.
2) Aged between 18-40 years.
3) Should possess a post secondary school qualification .
4) Proposed and/or existing business must be located in Nigeria.
5) Business must not entail production or distribution of weapons , alcoholic beverages ,tobacco, gambling or any activities in contraction of the Nigerian constitution.
6) It is open to potential / existing entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas or plans for expansion respectively.
7) Proposed business must be in one of the programme target sectors – Manufacturing & retail , fashion, agriculture/ agro-processing, technology (ICT), information & communication.
8) Must be able to communicate effectively in English.
9) Must be available to attend training and mentoring sessions in the programme.
10) Must not be an employee of the Nigerian civil service.
11) Previous YOUWIN awardees are not eligible to apply.