1) USADF Innovation Grants
Grant Amount – $250,000
Deadline – July 31, 2023
Learn more here – www.usadf.gov/apply/
Summary – Proposals will only be accepted from registered agricultural cooperatives, producer groups, and agricultural processors that work directly in the rice, cassava, and aquaculture value chains. The entities must be located in the Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa, Kano and Kaduna States of Nigeria. Innovative approaches to agricultural and economic development will also be considered. This includes, but is not limited to digitization, information technology, agricultural solutions using renewable energy,
2) Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2023
Grant Amount – ($50,000 Prize purse ) Deadline: July 21, 2023
Learn more here – https://ecobankfintechchallenge.com/
Summary – All Fintechs with an Africa-Focused or Africa relevant product are eligible to apply to the fintech challenge.
These products must address one or more of a specific set of pain points:
Customer experience, Financial inclusion, Credit scoring, Ecosystem Aggregation, Internal tools, Payments, Any other relevant product categories
3) Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton
Grant Amount – up to N5million
Deadline: August 11,2023
Learn more here – https://www.womenpreneur.ng/
Summary – Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton program is the first women-in-business support initiative of its kind in the industry offered by Access Bank’s W Initiative. This year hosts the 5th season of the program and seeks to provide mini-MBA certification to another 120 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria as well as grants worth over N17million to WSMEs.
4) Trade Lenda Small Business Competition
Grant Amount – N5 Million in Prizes
Deadline: August 12 2023
Learn more here – https://rb.gy/ff7p7
Summary – Eligible pitch applicants are small business owners across retail, agriculture and clean energy. Applicants can be located anywhere in Nigeria but must be available and willing to pitch in person on August 19, 2023 at the Trade Lenda Fair. There will be 5 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes to answer judges questions.
5) Creative Business Cup Nigeria
Grant Amount- up to N1million
Deadline : September 4, 2023
Learn more here – https://reg.smetoolkit.ng/program-apply/creative-business-cup-nigeria-2023
Summary – Creative Business Cup is much more than just a competition – it is a global year-round initiative that empowers entrepreneurs in the creative industries, helping them grow their business ideas, connecting them to investors and the global markets, and strengthening their innovative capabilities to the benefit of industry and society.
6) 2023 Kickstart Powered by International Breweries Foundation
Grant Amount – N500,000-N3 million
Deadline: July 24, 2023
Learn more here – https://reg.smetoolkit.ng/program-apply/2023-kickstart-powered-by-international-breweries-foundation
Summary – The International Breweries Foundation is an arm of International Breweries Plc, (a proud part of the AB InBev Group) with the objective of delivering impactful, developmental, and sustainable projects. Kickstart is an initiative of the Foundation and focuses on enterprise growth and development for young entrepreneurs. The programme supports youth-owned businesses through the provision of training, access to capital (grants) and mentoring.
7) Africa Social Impact Summit 2023 Deal Room For Entrepreneurs –
Investment Amount – from $200,000
Deal Date: August 10 &11
Learn more here – https://theimpactsummit.org/investees-registration
Summary – The summit will enable impact investors to design market-led solutions and accelerate impact investment into Africa to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 with a focus on Climate Solutions, Circular Economy, Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Education, Health, and WASH.
8) Grooming Endowment Trust Grant
Grant Amount – up to N10million
Deadline: July 29th, 2023
Learn more here – https://bit.ly/GETAccelerated2.