Digital Entrepreneurship Incubation Program for Kaduna Residents. Application Closes on 12th May, 2019.
Digital Entrepreneurship Incubation Program for Kaduna Residents.
The Kaduna State Government recognizes the importance of digital transformation to achieve set development objectives. As a State with a population of nine million people, 75% of whom are below the age of 35, it is essential that the youth are provided with the digital literacy skills that will empower them to leverage the digital economy for economic opportunities.
The Digital Entrepreneurship Programme (KAD-DIP) will support the development of an ecosystem that will support firms to generate innovative products and services leveraging new technologies and business models. The digital entrepreneurship track will support you to develop and digitally transform your ideas into a successful business.
Kaduna Digital Entrepreneurship Incubation Program aims to nurture digital entrepreneurship and create opportunities in Kaduna State by equipping entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge required to start and grow their digital enterprises. The program provides training, mentorship, peer learning and access to partnerships and investors to innovative entrepreneurs. Participants in the program will be guided and nurtured through a series of activities designed to help idea stage and young entrepreneurs find their footing and grow.
About the Program
The Kaduna Digital Entrepreneurship Incubation Programme (KAD-DIP), is a 6-Month Incubation programme for aspiring entrepreneurs providing training, mentorship support, and soft skills to individuals and teams of people between the ages of 18-40 who have a business idea that they want to take to market. This programme will have a male-only & a female-only cohort.
The Program will start accepting applications from the 1st April – 12th May after which applications will be reviewed and incubation will start from Mid June 2019.
Most of the program classes will take place over the weekend with peer learning meeting within the week.
The program will take place in Kaduna city at the Kaduna Business School.
Benefits of the Program
The program will provide successful applicants with the support needed to start and/or advance their digital enterprises. This will be achieved through:
-Mentorship: hands-on support from experienced entrepreneurs;
-Training: Immersive learning, tools, resources, and
-Opportunities to network with leading entrepreneurship experts through the fireside chats;
-Women participants receive additional exposure to specialized confidence building bootcamps
-Daycare facility for selected participants and
-Peer Learning: Accountability sessions designed to promote interactions among participants.
The training workshops on the program will cover a wide range of foundational topics, this includes:
-Growth Hacking And Analytics
-Incorporation And Taxation
-Soft Skills (Emotional intelligence, Negotiation, Networking)
-Graphic And Web Design trainings
Participants will also be exposed to successful entrepreneurs and other industry experts to enhance and augment the classroom training.
All participants would be selected based on the criteria below:
-Age: You must be between the ages of 18 – 40 years old.
-Location: You must be a Kaduna resident for the duration of the programme
-Number of years in business: between idea stage and 3 years; existing startup teams are
encouraged to apply.
-Entrepreneurship Traits: you must possess entrepreneurship traits such as risk tolerance, self-confidence, critical thinking, problem-solving, grit/persistence, proactiveness, and creativity.
-Viable business model: your business or idea should have the potential to generate revenue.
-Basic Digital Literacy Skills: You must have basic digital literacy skills which will be applied throughout program exercises and activities.
-English Proficiency: You must demonstrate the ability to read, write, and speak proficiently in English.
All applications will be screened for eligibility, using the criteria explained above. At this stage, applications will be reviewed against the eligibility criteria stated above.
Application starts on April 1st, 2019 and closes May 12th, 2019. Training sessions begin on June 14th,2019 and last until Demo Day on November 22nd, 2019.