Targets young graduates who have business ideas: graduates of universities, polytechnics, and colleges – including technical colleges having difficulty finding suitable jobs but who possess ideas which could be developed into potential business opportunities. Starting in January 2021, successful applicants will have opportunities to identify like-minded individuals and collaborate with them to explore business ideas and opportunities.
Priced at $1,350, the courses delivered through the BizSkils learning portal are provided gratis to deserving African youths. At the core of this training program is a process for developing an idea into a viable business – straightened by mentoring and coaching sessions that run throughout the duration of the program
Prizes are awarded to the best 3 pitches at the end of the first phase.
* Cash prizes are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).
The top 50 teams (up to 250 young people) get to participate in an incubation program that will run for 12 weeks. Also offered gratis, participants get a lot of support beyond what regular clients get at a cost of $1,200. Each of the teams and individual team members get personalized coaching and guidance. Upon completing the incubation, teams pitch to compete for a total prize of $3,000 for the top 3 teams. Each team that completes the program gets admitted into the BizSkills Academy Venture Studio. In the venture studio, every company is showcased to the public who are encouraged to explore either partnership opportunities or investment.
There is no country limit. There is no expertise limit. You just need an internet connection to apply.