Compete | February 13, 2018

GEN Nigeria Launches a National Social Innovation Program (GENN 100X)

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GENN 100X is a national social innovation program to select and accelerate 100 innovative and disruptive businesses ideas with a focus on the impact their products and services can have on 1 Million Nigerians. This means we will have a program that deliberately harnesses innovative products that can address social challenges in Nigeria in sectors like education, health, energy and agriculture. The program currently has the support of SMEDAN and Enterprise Development Centre and we will launch a call for application in the first quarter 2018.

The competition is a national program targeting startups and SMEs with solutions that can impact local communities in Nigeria exponentially. This is the flagship program of GEN Nigeria and the successful applicants will be celebrated during the Global Entrepreneurship Week in November of every year.

The acceleration program will focus critically on standardizing their business models, product development and market  acceleration.

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