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

The programme aims to promote entrepreneurship, job creation and wealth via enterprise education for young Nigerians. YouWiN! Connect provides a forum for young Nigerian entrepreneurs to nurture their ideas and network with industry experts.

YouWiN! Connect provides a forum for young Nigerian entrepreneurs to nurture their ideas and network with industry experts.

Objectives: 

  • Yearly capacity building of 55,000 budding young entrepreneurs;
  • Nurture ideas and innovation from young entrepreneurial participants from universities, polytechnics, technical colleges, and other post-secondary institutions in Nigeria;
  • Increase firm growth by 20% and employment by participating MSMEs in Nigeria target growth in the Agriculture/Agro-processing, construction, ICT, Fashion, Manufacturing and Retail sectors;
  • Encourage expansion, specialization and spin-offs of existing businesses in Nigeria;
  • Enable young entrepreneurs to access a wide business professional network and improve their visibility.

 

Eligibility:

  • 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 training and mentoring exercises organized by the programme;
  • Applicants must not be an employee of the Nigerian Civil Service.

 

How To Apply:
New applicants will have to register in order to participate in the YouWiN! Connect Enterprise Education programme.