Ex-Google Director Announces Mentorship Opportunity for Businesses, Offers N10m Grant

Ex-Google Director Announces Mentorship Opportunity for Businesses, Offers N10m Grant

  • Beyond Limits Africa Initiative is offering an internship program for early-stage startup founders in Nigeria and other African countries
  • Selected founders will undergo a six-week program that focuses on strengthening leadership and critical skills
  • There will also be funding opportunities worth N10 million for founders with innovative ideas

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Juliet Ehimuan, the founder of Beyond Limits Africa Initiative, has announced a mentorship program to empower early-stage startup founders.

The program, which will run for six weeks, will provide selected candidates with a platform to learn the necessary leadership and critical skills required to succeed as entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

Juliet Ehimuan/ Beyond Limit Africa Initiative/ N10m grant
Juliet Ehimuan is the founder of Beyond Limit Africa Initiative and a former director at Google. Photo credit: @googlenigeria
Source: Facebook

Game-changing initiative

BusinessDay reports that Ehimuan believes the program will be a game-changing initiative for early-stage entrepreneurs.

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Her words:

“We’ are happy to present the Beyond Limits Fellowship for Founders, a game-changing initiative designed to be a finishing school for founders, empowering early-stage startup founders on their path to sustainable growth.
“This transformative 6-week program has been curated to strengthen leadership and other critical skills, ensuring the founders who pass through can thrive in Nigeria's dynamic entrepreneurship landscape."

Most innovative idea to get N10 million

Ehimuan, an ex-Google director, also revealed a grant of N10 million to be awarded to the startup with the most innovative idea, access to investors, funding channels, co-working spaces, technical experts, and networking opportunities.

How to apply

The commencement date for the Beyond Founders Fellowship program is August 28, 2023. To qualify for this chance, candidates need to fulfil the following requirements:

The age range is 20 to 35, the applicant must live in Africa and have participated in no more than two accelerator programs.

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Qualified persons can apply here.

Full List: Top 10 Nigerian startups selected by Google to get N3 billion funding

Meanwhile, in another report, Legit.ng reported that about 10 Nigerian startups have been selected among the 40 tech firms listed for the $4 million Black Founders Fund by Google.

Drawn from Europe and Africa, with 25 startups coming from Africa for this year’s cohort, Nigerian startups dominated the list.

The Black Founders Fund is sponsored by tech giant Google for Startups and is said to be in its third year.

Source: Legit.ng

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Dave Ibemere (Senior Business Editor) Dave Ibemere is a senior business editor at Legit.ng. He is a financial journalist with over a decade of experience in print and online media. He also holds a Master's degree from the University of Lagos. He is a member of the African Academy for Open-Source Investigation (AAOSI), the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and other media think tank groups. He previously worked with The Guardian, BusinessDay, and headed the business desk at Ripples Nigeria. Email: dave.ibemere@corp.legit.ng.

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