Call for Ideas for LEAD Resources – GIZ Startup Loop 2019

In 2002 the German government signed an agreement with the Nigeria

Government to support the Nation in terms of Sustainable Economic

Development and Energy.

In keeping that promise, German Society for International Cooperation

(GIZ) partnered with LEAD Resources for the successful implementation of

the pilot edition of the Start-up Loop (Start-up Business Training and

Coaching for SMEs) last year in Ogun State as one of the three states

selected to run the programme, and will be continuing the collaboration

effort in the new and improved Start-up Loop 2019. The Start-up Business

Training and Coaching loop (Start-up Loop) is a business start-up

support for micro, small and medium enterprise (MSMEs) from business

orientation to starting the business. It is a journey of 4 months

designed with training and coaching guidance components to support

potential entrepreneurs to kick-start their business idea.

The benefits of the programme include:

– Business Orientation, mentoring and support

– Customer and market orientation

– Detailed business plan development, viability test and ability to

pitch for investment

– Financing options and linkages

– Personal Entrepreneurial and Business management skills development

– Business linkages and networking

– Internationally recognized certificate etc.

You are requested to apply for this highly competitive programme, if


– Have very innovative ideas, preferably technology driven or enabled

– willing to start a business shortly or already have one not more

than two years.

– Have time to commit to 2-3 days training courses and continuous

short coaching sessions

– Be willing to work with a coach

– Be ready to acquire entrepreneurial and business management skills

and knowledge

Final selected participants will have the opportunity to complete the

training, coaching and mentoring programme, pitch to potential funders

or sponsors and receive a certificate of completion from the German

Society for International Cooperation and LEAD Resources.

The application deadline has been shifted to the 7th of April.

Click here to apply.

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