FATE Foundation partners with Facebook for 2019 Aspiring Entrepreneurs Digital Programme for Young Nigerians | Apply

FATE Foundation is a non-profit private-sector, created in March 2000 to tackle the high rate of unemployment and poverty in Nigeria by harnessing the strong entrepreneurial culture of Nigerians and providing the knowledge and support required to fully explore their innovative potential. 

They have extended their partnership with Facebook Nigeria for a second-year running, moreso they have opened up applications for her Port Harcourt stream of the 2019 “Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Digital Programme” scheduled year round. Mymediaafrica.com reports.

Facebook is providing sponsorship support to cover the N200,000 all-inclusive tuition fees for the selected 40 entrepreneurs all through the 4-week Programme focused on capacity building on essential knowledge, strategies, skills, and tools to build digitally enabled businesses. 


To qualify, entrepreneurs must be:

  • Graduates with startups that have already launched.
  • Computer literate.
  • Aged 18-35 years.
  • Have access to a digitally-enabled device. 
  • You will also be required to upload relevant documents as indicated.

Structure and Curriculum:

Each programme stream will run four (4) times a week (from Mondays to Thursdays) over a four (4) week period and will involve very interactive and hands-on practical workshop learning sessions. With the background that entrepreneurs are now engaging more within a digital market place, the curriculum will have a strong digital marketing component and also cover critical areas for successfully building a new business including:

  • Business Model Canvas
  • Business Plan Development
  • Budgeting, Financial Management and Financial Reporting
  • Marketing and Pricing Strategies
  • People Management
  • Raising Financing
  • Digital Marketing including using Facebook Business Tools
  • Business Pitching

Application Opened for Port Harcourt.

Additional Post Programme Benefits:

  • Facebook Advert Credits (for the winners of the Pitch Competition)
  • One Year (1) Mentoring Support from FATE Foundation
  • One (1) Year Business Advisory Support from FATE Foundation
  • Access to Free Business Support Tools & Applications

Programme Timelines:

Lagos I: February 18, 2019 – March 14, 2019

Ilorin: March 25, 2019 – April 18, 2019

Port Harcourt: April 29, 2019 – May 23, 2019

Ogun state: June 10, 2019 – July 4, 2019

Benin: July 15, 2019 – August 8, 2019

Kaduna: August 19, 2019 -September 12, 2019

Aba: September 23, 2019 – October 17, 2019

Lagos II: October 28, 2019 -November 21, 2019

Application Process:

Stage I: Interested applicants must complete the online form here. Applicants will be required to complete all the required fields and upload the following:

  • Passport Photograph
  • School Certificate or Statement of Result
  • Birth Certificate
  • Resume
  • CAC Certificate

Stage II: Following a review of all received applications, 60 candidates will be shortlisted for a 15 minute video interview. After which 40 will be selected for each stream.

Through the support of Facebook, the  programme is FREE to entrepreneurs who successfully scale the two application stages. This scholarship support from Facebook covers all direct course fees including course materials, books, feeding.

This is a non-residential programme and it is expected that each entrepreneur enrolled for the programme must be able to get themselves to and from the location which will be communicated during the shortlisting process.

Click here to get started.

Application Deadline:

Sunday, 20th October 2019.

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