The Bank Of Industry

The Bank of Industry BOI has initiated a new Empowerment program called the Rural Area Programme On Investment for Development (RAPID) and is calling on all interested applicants to apply for the program via the application link below.

What is the RAPID Program? The Rural Area Program on Investment for Development (RAPID) is an initiative by the Bank of Industry (BOI) aimed at fostering sustainable development, job creation, and economic empowerment in rural communities throughout Nigeria. It provides financial support, business advisory services, and training programs to rural entrepreneurs, particularly micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Who is eligible to apply for the RAPID Program? Duly registered Enterprises and Cooperative Societies operating in rural or economically disadvantaged areas of Nigeria are eligible to apply.

KWASSIP releases Applications link for Kwapreneur 5.0

The Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP) is excited to announce that the application portal for Kwapreneur 5.0. Under the leadership of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, this initiative aims to empower young entrepreneurs in Kwara State

From May 20, 2024, to June 19, 2024, young entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas can apply for Kwapreneur 5.0. The previous edition, Kwapreneur 4.0, supported 367 entrepreneurs with ₦229,565,000, highlighting the program’s success.


WeThinkCode_ is a revolutionary coding academy in Johannesburg. It is a tuition-free course that is 100% sponsored by companies looking for world-class computer programming skills. It is open to all. To apply, you don’t need a matric or any other diploma, you only need the problem-solving mind of a computer.

With access to cutting-edge technologies, you’ll be coding with world-class students who share the same passion as you. Students learn to access, filter, compare and use relevant data in order to solve problems and have access to campus 7 days a week. In a peer-oriented environment, students also evaluate each other’s work and complete the feedback loop.

Founders Factory

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or founder with an early idea/concept in need of a support partner to ignite it? Do you have an innovative idea that just needs that next-step support to move from 0 to 1? If this sounds like you, we would love to hear more about it.

Bootstrapping a new idea is hard. It requires certain skills and most founders can’t take the financial risk. How can Gen F help you build? We give you an experimentation budget and access to experts to test and launch your idea. You’ll then qualify to pitch for up to $250k in further funding to launch it

Google for Startups Growth Academy
AI for Education is a three-month hybrid program dedicated to supporting high-potential startups in the education industry using AI technology to grow and innovate responsibly.

After the initial three months of core content, beneficiaries of the Google Startup Academy will continue to receive product support and mentorship from Google to help them address their challenges.

Featuring a series of workshops, mentoring and networking events, the Google for Startup Academy helps founders develop data-driven strategies for acquiring new customers and partnerships, tools to innovate responsibly with emerging technologies, and expand to new markets.
Two sessions throughout the program will be held in-person (locations will be shared soon); the rest of the program will be conducted virtually. Apply by June 11

Two sessions throughout the program will be held in-person (locations will be shared soon); the rest of the program will be conducted virtually.

Transforming Nigerian Youths
The Transforming Nigerian Youths program aims to create a network of entrepreneurial and managerial change-makers specifically youths and women across the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector in Nigeria.

This program is brought to Nigeria by the Young Africa Works-Mastercard Foundation in partnership with the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University.

EDC is teaming up with the Foundation to build the capacity of 40,000 MSMEs with special focus on agriculture and creative sectors especially women-led businesses in Nigeria. The training will be delivered via EDC’s online learning platform and IVR( Interactive Voice Response) to enable all learners to take part in the lessons on the go wherever they are.

Wema Bank Hackaholics 5.0 ( Up to N90 million)
Join the largest community of problem-solvers, visionaries, creative thinkers and Innovators in Africa, at the annual Hackaholics Ideathon, and together, let’s catalyze change with the enabling power of Technology Powered by ALAT / WEMA BANK.

Hackaholics is a youth-focused startup competition aimed to provide a platform that enables innovators and startup founders with tech-driven or tech-enabled game-changing ideas and products to grow and blitz scale their ventures. This laudable initiative is powered by Wema Bank/ ALAT; one of Nigeria’s Most digitally dominant financial institution. There has been 3 previous editions and we are excited to present the 5th edition tagged Meta-Idea

Call for Applications: Meta / Genesis Startup Academy 4.0

This is a free international program for founders of startups on how to build, operate, and scale profitable tech businesses. 
The program is a part of TRMNL4 powered by Genesis.

During StartUp Academy, founders can

  • Commit to only what their business needs
  • Navigate their startup with a trusted mentor
  • Involve the first people on their team in program activities
  • Pitch and connect with investors
  • Choose advisors for specific challenges
  • Receive 24/7 access to the content library


  • The program is designed mainly for tech-driven software startups from Pre-Seed to Seed stages.
  • Software startups, both B2C and B2B, in different domains like FinTech, EdTech, Mobility, etc.


  • Marketing & Strategy
    • Global GTM strategy
    • Market research toolset
    • Pivot strategies
    • Key startup survival metrics
    • Seed stage founder’s focuses
  • Financial Benchmarks
    • Unit economy frameworks
    • Due diligence & company valuation
    • Fundraising round formation
  • Marketing Tools & Sales Hacks
    • Paid user acquisition
    • Virality, influencers, integrations
    • Startup CMO operations & budgeting
    • B2B sales management
    • Corporate negotiations
  • People & Number Management
    • Revenue formula-driven operations
      • Co-founder engagement in a target market
      • Hiring model to find the right first people in your team
    • Data-driven Product
      • Engagement hacks for retention growth
      • Custdev in seed+ stages
      • Growth model frameworks
      • Product analytics with the relevant metrics
    • Tech Lifestyle
      • Generative AI business opportunities
      • CTO operations in seed+ stages
      • Non-tech founder ways to build a solution
      • Development resource optimization
    • Pitch Hard knocks
      • Pitch every two weeks and receive feedback on your deck from different stakeholders
      • Join Pitch Day as a final step of the program and meet investors from all over the world

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