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My Big Idea Business Challenge Scholarship by March8 Initiative

Last year, 100 young entrepreneurs received business-defining grants that helped grow and advance enterprise.

This year, the March 8th Initiative is expanding in terms of reach and scope. First, the Entrepreneurship Programme has been re-organised into 4 categories providing more opportunities for young Nigerians between 18 and 35 years old.

General terms and conditions (applicable to all categories)

Entrants must:

  1. Reside in Nigeria.
  2. Be aged between 18 to 35 years.
  3. Be a registered Nigerian business.
  4. Only apply to one category. Applying to more than one will lead to disqualification.

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About March8 Initiative

The March 8th Initiative is organised to inspire and promote communal, entrepreneurial and public-spirited en- deavours within Nigeria in honour of the birthday of His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON.


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March8 Initiative “Friend of Prof” My Big Idea Business Challenge


Aim and Benefits of March8 Initiative “Friend of Prof” My Big Idea Business Challenge

Grant Sum- N100,000


Requirements for March8 Initiative “Friend of Prof” My Big Idea Business Challenge Qualification

Do you have a small-scale business that could use some injection for enlarging your inventory, or have an idea that solves a troubling issue in your area? We look forward to reviewing your idea-entry under Category 1 of the 2021 March 8th Entrepreneurship Programme 2020. Your entry should be in the form of an elevator pitch on video that summarises who you are, what you do, what problem you are trying to solve, and how you would solve the problem with the grant, if successful. This video should not exceed 60 seconds.

Entry Criteria: Start with your full name and location. You MUST send your video via WhatsApp to 08095798693, and thereafter upload your video on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #FriendsOfProf, and tag @march8thng. Because of the social transformation dimension of the challenge, applicants are required to post their video entries on social media.


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Application Deadline

March 14, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to March8 Initiative on march8th.ng to apply

All entries except those for My Big Idea Business Challenge must be submitted at www.march8th.ng.

For more details, visit March8th website

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