The 10th cohort of the Orange Corners Nigeria Incubation Program is currently accepting applications.With the help of the FATE Foundation and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Orange Corners Nigeria Incubation Programme helps budding entrepreneurs turn their ideas into profitable ventures.
We have happily supported 180 enterprises over the last five years via nine (9) cohorts, each of which is evidence of the transformative potential of our vibrant ecosystem.
Through trainings, master classes, events, coaching and mentorship, and access to new clients, markets, and funding, the program guarantees capacity building. Orange Corners Lagos is designed and financed by the Netherlands Embassy in Lagos, and it is carried out by the FATE Foundation.
The FATE Foundation and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lagos seek to support a flourishing entrepreneurial environment in Nigeria that offers young economic empowerment, skills, and opportunity.
Participants must have a business idea and be between the ages of 18 and 35 in order to be eligible. Principal advantages consist of:
- Training in Enterprise Management
- Advisory & Incubation Services for Businesses
- financing for the creation and testing of prototypes
- Coaching and Mentoring
- Organization and Curriculum
The Incubation program helps each participant fully develop their idea from a concept to a marketable product or service by combining a variety of interactive entrepreneurial training, mentorship, advising, and business support services.
Enterprise Training & Master Classes
- Market Strategy
- Design Thinking
- Digital Marketing
- Business Pitching
- Raising Financing
- People Management
- Concept Development
- Business Model Canvas
- Operations Management
- Business Plan Development
- Product/Service Development
- Budgeting, Financial Management and Financial Reporting
- Market Connections
- Funding Connections
- Registering a business with the CAC
- Accounting, legal, tax, HR, marketing, and digital advice for business growth
Assigning a Business Mentor to You
Candidates that are interested must fill out this online form. Candidates must upload the following files and fill out all required fields:
- Birth Certificate
- Passport Photo
- CAC Registration (Optional)
- Diploma or Statement of Performance
30 individuals will be selected for a 2-day bootcamp after all applications have been reviewed. This will be followed by a pitch competition where the top 20 participants from each stream will be shortlisted to proceed to the Incubation program.
Entrepreneurs who are selected for the bootcamp and incubation stage can participate in the program at no cost to them thanks to the generosity of the Kingdom of Netherlands Orange Corners and other Partners. All direct course fees are covered by this Orange Corners Nigeria scholarship.
During the six months of the program, industry visits, networking events, business advice and mentoring, and in-person capacity building sessions are all included. Nevertheless, the course will be taught both in-person and electronically because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.