SOS Headstart

Business Training, Mentoring, Funding & Networking

Activities

meeting

Business Mentorships

conversation (1)

Networking

briefcase (1)

Apprenticeships

conference

Business Pitch Session

process

Workshops

support (1)

Business Support Services

sponsor

Funding

network

Business Challenge

Progam Model

class

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

online

Business Mentorship

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

teamwork

Business Challenge

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

businessman

Pitch Session

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

funds

Funding

Access pool of capital through Empowerlocals & SOSF

networking (1)

Networking

Process

curriculum (2)

Application

Submit an application

select

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

diploma (1)

Certificate of Completion

Eligibility Requirements

Age

18-35 years old

Location

Abuja & Nasarawa

Education

Numerical & Literacy Skills

Business Stage

Start Up or Existing Business

Success Stories

SOS Headstart

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

SOS Headstart

Amarah Joseph

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

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

SOS Headstart

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

Testimonials

  • Building my business has been grueling, exhausting, inspiring and exciting, thanks to @sos_foundation1 @ACTFoundation_ for the training

    Stella-maris Obeta
  • Had a successful business Training last week
    Headstart into entrepreneurship
    It was awesome,educative and inspiring.
    Thanks to @SOS_Foundation1 @ACTFoundation_ and @myaccessbank

    Mandy Okolo