3 Life-Changing African Opportunities You Don’t Want to Miss in 2015
As the New Year is fresh in mind, the dominant question in mind of everyone is, “How will you make 2015 a great year?” There are several ways to achieve this. Like set SMART goals, make new friend, start a business or even prepare to win a scholarship. If you are planning to start or grow a business or win a scholarship, here are 3 life-changing opportunities you don’t want to miss in 2015.
Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Competition
Nigerian billionaire investor and philanthropist Tony Elumelu has committed $100 million to create 10,000 entrepreneurs across Africa over the next 10 years. The program is aimed to create 1,000,000 jobs and contribute $10 billion in annual revenues to Africa’s economy over the next 10 years. Interested entrepreneurs will be able to submit their applications to join the programme from 1st January 2015 to 1st March 2015. Learn more.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
The MasterCard Foundation offers $500 million education initiative that will provide 15,000 students from Africa with comprehensive support for secondary and university education for 10 year period. 6 USA, 3 Canadian, 7 African Universities and 3 universities from other regions are partners in the Program. You need to prepare apply to any of the participating universities to be considered. Learn more.
YouWIN Business Plan Competition (for Nigerians only)
YouWiN – Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria is an innovative business plan competition aimed at job creation by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youths in Nigeria to develop and execute business ideas. YouWiN! 4 is the fourth edition and will feature men and women entrepreneurs in Nigeria between the ages of 18 to 45. Submission will close on 30 January 2015. Learn More.
Lots of luck to you in 2015!