SOS HEADSTART

Business Training, Mentoring, Funding & Networking

Activities

Business Mentorships

Business Mentorships

Networking

Networking

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Business Pitch Challenge

Business Pitch Challenge

Training

Training

Program Model

Class Room

Class Room

MBA style skills workshop: Participants are trained on key skills, knowledge and tools to run successful and sustainable businesses through experienced trainers and business challenges

Mentorship

Mentorship

Participants are assigned mentors to provide 6 month business support & guidance in the early stages of start-up.

Business Challenge

Business Challenge

Prizes( Facebook advert, website development, business card development)

Pitch Session

Pitch Session

Pitch business ideas to independent panel of entrepreneurs “Dragons-den style” to win 100-300k seed capital

Funding

Funding

Access pool of capital through Empowerlocals & SOSF

Networking

Networking

Process

Application

Application

Submit an application

Selection

Selection

Once students apply, applications are pre-screened by the SOS Headstart program lead

Evaluation

Evaluation

Surveys Entrepreneurs hubs access Entrepreneurs network access Apprenticeship Opportunities

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion

Eligibility Requirements

Age

18-35 years old

Location

Abuja & Nasarawa

Education

Numerical & Literacy Skills

Business Stage

Start Up or Existing Business

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Success Stories

Aremu Fakunle John

NGN200,000 SOSF Grant Award Recipient
Business: Supply and packaging of shea butter
Training Value: Branding, Marketing & Communications

Achievements:
Sales expanded beyond Abuja to Oyo State
Rebranded business to “Vercunle Shea butter”
Market outlets in the USA and Germany for shea butter sales Vercunle shea butter

Amarah Joseph

Business: Poultry Farming
Training Value: Business Skills and Corporate Governance

Achievement:
Business Diversification; Business Registration; Marketing Re-strategizing

Dorcas Ajegba

Business: Fashion Designer
Training Value: Branding, Marketing & Communications

Achievement: Customer base expansion

Insights

Registered Participants
Students Mapped with Business Mentors
Grant Applications
Set-up Businesses
Completion Rate
SOSF Grant Awarded
Million given to a Participant by an Investor During Pitch Event
Land given by Business Mentor to Participant to Start Up Business
Participant got NGN5 million from Tony Elumelu Foundation

Partners & Supporters

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