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Win 10 Million Naira for Your Business Venture! YouWiN! Women Targeted at Female Entrepreneurs in Collaboration with WIMBIZ Kicks Off



YouWiN! stands for Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria. It is an innovative business plan competition aimed at job creation by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in Nigeria to develop and execute business ideas. The first edition of  YouWIN! launched in 2011 and the accomplishments of the 1,200 YouWiN! awardees were celebrated at the Presidential Villa on April 12, 2012. Click here for a list of all the winners.

YouWiN! Women is the second edition of the entrepreneurial scheme which is designed for only female entrepreneurs aged 45 years or less.Women in Management, Business and Public Sector (WIMBIZ), a female focused Nigeria based non-governmental organization was established in 2002 with the overriding vision “to be the catalyst that elevates the status and influence of women and their contribution to nation building.”

As part of their efforts to help elevate the profile and influence of women and their contribution to nation building, WIMBIZ announces its partnership with YouWiN!

In the first year, only 18% of the YouWIN! award winners were women.  The aim is to increase the percentage of women who apply for the competition.

WIMBIZ is partnering with YouWiN! in the South West and South South States of the country, to expose women to the immense possibilities in the Nigerian business environment.

The winner stands a chance to win N10,000,000.00! The money is an equity contribution to the winner’s business.

Who can apply: Nigerian female entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-45 wishing to expand their existing businesses or birth a new business concepts.(proof of identity: International passport/Drivers License/National ID/Voters card is required). Interested applicants must have post-secondary school qualification. The  proposed business venture must be within the national borders of Nigeria, and with the intention of employing Nigerian citizens. The  proposed venture must not entail the production or distribution of weapons, alcoholic beverages, tobacco or/and gambling, or any activities in contradiction with the Nigerian constitution.
Minimum academic qualification: OND/HND.
How to apply: Attend any of the business clinics in the State nearest to you from the list below. You will receive assistance with registration and the application process as well as training on writing your business plans to ensure that YouWiN! Women win.

Click here to register online

For people in Lagos, Osun & Ogun States: Saturday 22nd September, 2012
Oyo, Ondo, & Ekiti States: Sunday 23rd September, 2012
Delta, Rivers & Cross River States: Saturday 29th September, 2012
Edo, Bayelsa, and Akwa Ibom States: Sunday 30th September, 2012

Entry closes on the 14th of October 2012. So hurry and go get your forms!

For more information:  please visit  website or contact Ayomide on 08034946249 or 08035946249 or email [email protected]


  1. ester

    September 11, 2012 at 11:24 am

  2. Tope

    September 11, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Thanks for the information, i will try my luck who knows i may be the winner.

  3. Warri Girl

    September 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    No venue.

  4. Chattyzee

    September 11, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Very nice initiative. But instead of giving 10 million to one person, why not spread it over a certain number of people?


      September 11, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      It’s N10,000,000 each to 1200 people. Thank you.

  5. chike

    September 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    read the instructions but that one get comma too, lol olori page

    • Olori

      May 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      I was just checking referrers to my blog today and I saw this. It appears that BN mistakenly posted a link to my blog. I had no idea till today. lol. I hope y’all enjoyed visiting though. Thanks BN 🙂

  6. faith

    September 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    yea…no venue..

  7. Vee

    September 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Link for registration to takes you to another blog????

  8. pynk

    September 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    fix the link please.

  9. Laila Ikeji

    September 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    ok. Nice concept tho. but no address still.

  10. Tosin

    September 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    A fan of YouWIN. Hope you guys apply and win and build great (or at least fun and functioning) businesses.

  11. Funmi

    September 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Link not active pls

  12. Funmi

    September 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Now good

  13. Gist Naija

    September 14, 2012 at 1:33 am

    how can you just give 1 person 10million ?some women just need 100k to start/progress in busness. why not distribute it among many women.

  14. Josam

    September 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    The money is not meant for distribution but for BUSINESS…so if my business requires 10m, it will be given and if yours will only take 100k, you will also be given. What is necessary now is concentrating on how to write a grant winning proposal.

  15. joke Omotosho

    September 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I believe it can be better if this is real!!!!!!!!!

  16. jummy

    September 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    i would like to participate but can’t find any info for People in ABUJA

  17. kaltum

    September 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Has anyone applied? I need some help. I’m having trouble uploading my proof of identity document.

  18. yusuff mubo

    October 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Well, let’s see as it goes……

  19. Annie

    October 21, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Nice initiative, skeptical though…may the most deserving woman/initiative win.

    Meet and make friends in Abuja.

  20. Efe

    December 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Registered and sent my Business Plan! Waiting for a response though!

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