Microsoft Nigeria today announced the call for application
for accelerate the Economy through Youth in Enterprise (Accelerate
LABS is the activation of Small and Medium Scale Business Engines to
accelerate economic development through enterprise development and
technology. Through this intervention, the
initiative will equip 2,160 youth across the six geo-political zones in
the country to build socially inclined, high profit, and highly
competitive enterprise capable of impacting the Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) of the country.
through our YouthSpark initiative seeks to empower the youth population
of Nigeria to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting
them with greater opportunities for education,
employment and entrepreneurship, helping them create a real impact for a
better tomorrow,” said Olusola Amusan, Citizenship Lead, Microsoft
are delighted about this partnership with Microsoft Nigeria, it will
serve as part of our mission to build a network of empowered citizens
through jobs, entrepreneurship, and active citizenship
which is in line with the Microsoft YouthSpark mission to increase
access for all youth to learn,” said Bukonla
the end of one year we would have empowered young people to develop
empathy, find clarity of purpose and the needed resources to build
socially responsible enterprises in their communities.
We will have youth across Nigeria leading the frontiers of change in
various disciplines,” she added.
geo political zone would be represented by a host state that will serve
as a hub to incubate these businesses. Accelerate Labs will be in three
streams with each stream running for 3 months.
Each stream will include 3 weeks training session, 4 weeks mentoring
session, 3 weeks research and practice and a demo day for pitching of
business ideas to prospective investors.
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