IGNITE summit 2018

Inspire Africa in partnership with US Embassy Nigeria launches IGNITE Innovation Lab for young entrepreneurs to co-create innovative ideas and address UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As a build-up to the launch, they will also be hosting IGNITE summit in two states (Benue and Kaduna, on the 6th and 14th of October respectively) in Nigeria. Following the summit, 15 -20 potential women participants will be shortlisted to join an intensive innovation lab in Abuja. The participants will work together in a small group of 3 — 5 people, taken through a facilitates process of design-thinking to create an innovative business solution that simultaneously addresses UN SDGs.

The best team’s innovation will receive a total shared prize of $5000 and other prizes from the US embassy and Inspire Africa, as well as equity investment from participating investors.

Eligibility

Candidate must be within the age of 20-30 years.
The idea must be innovative and address any of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The idea must already have a prototype or at the pilot stage.
Each team must be female-led with a minimum of two female members.
How to Apply

The successful team who meet the requirement will be invited to participate in the next application phase and also attend IGNITE Innovation Lab in Abuja. The application to the summit is open till August 5th, 2018.

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