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YouWin 2017 Application Update On www.youwinconnect.org.ng website

Youwinconnect.org.ng official YouWin Application Website 2017 Activated.

2017 Youwin program application has reopened with an updated registration procedures. Interest persons are to follow the detailed instructions on this page to register and apply for the Youwin programme online.

YouWiN! Connect is a multimedia based relaunch of the YouWin Programme of the Federal Ministry of Finance. It aims to support young entrepreneurs as they Plan, Start and Grow their businesses, by providing Enterprise Education as well as access to technical and consulting services.

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

youwin 2017 application website

YouWiN! Connect Process Stages:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 and 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.
  4. 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 Registration Requirements:

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

How To Apply For YouWin Programme:

Eligible candidates are to register in order to participate in the YouWiN! Connect Enterprise Education programme. To apply, visit http://apply.youwinconnect.org.ng/registration/index.php to register for an account.

You are required to fill the form on the page to register and begin the application process for the programme.

SCAM ALERT: Our attention has been drawn to several websites with claims that the YouWiN! Connect Application Portal could be accessed through links other than apply.youwinconnect.org.ng. These websites are not affiliates or partners of the program.
Kindly disregard any website or organization that offers an alternative link for the YouWiN! Connect registration, demands money to facilitate the process or asks that you meet them anywhere. PLEASE DO NOT BE SCAMMED.

YouWin Application Closing Date:

Youwin application and registration closes August 30th, 2017.

Important Information:

How do I make a great business pitch to potential venture capitalists? For budding entrepreneurs in Nigeria, sourcing for capital is usually the number challenge. Then, when a potential investor becomes interested in your winning ideas, how do you now make the pitch.

business pitch part one

It is important for an entrepreneur to be specific about the unique value propositions of his product when speaking to potential investors.

business pitch part two

An entrepreneur’s pitch is one of the most important pieces in landing or securing the investment.


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