Inspire Africa for Global Impacts Initiative with the support of the United States Embassy Nigeria, has launched IGNITE Innovation Lab to promote young people’s participation in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, unlocking their potential to create innovations, transform their communities, and create jobs. Cash and In-kind prizes with Mentoring support will be provided to winning teams.
Ignite Summit is an annual event by Inspire Africa which brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, coaches and young citizens from across the world to Nigeria for the purpose of igniting each other’s vision. Inspire Africa is a not-for-profit organization focused on entrepreneurship education, leadership growth, and business development. Their mission is to energize the entrepreneurial and leadership vision of young people to create jobs, grow the local economy and serve millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa. www.weinspireafrica.org
The goal of this IGNITE Innovation Lab is to empower young entrepreneurs to successfully co-create innovative and sustainable business ideas that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals so as to transform their communities, create jobs, and promote economic prosperity of the nation. They will start by hosting IGNITE Summit 2018 in two Nigerian states – Benue state (6th October), and Kaduna state (14th October 2018) respectively to train 300 people on entrepreneurship and business development. Following these program will be Ignite Innovation Lab which is scheduled to take place 3rd week of January 2019 at Abuja.
Worth of Award
- The Best teams Innovation receives a total shared cash prize up to $5,000 USD, and in-kind prizes as a grant from Inspire Africa and US Embassy to support their start-up and Equity Investment from Investors.
- The Best presenter will also be given an opportunity to attend the Global Engagement Summit in Chicago, USA.
- Young people’s participation in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
- Young entrepreneurs
How to Apply
Apply online via their website, click the link below
Deadline: applications close August 5, 2018