The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Finance and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) has invited Doug Richard’s School for Startups to be part of The Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWIN!) scheme. The program will be delivering tuition through an intensive course of ‘boot camps’ and e-learning support.
Participants in the School for Startups boot camps range from start-ups to pre-existing enterprises that are looking to expand. They have been selected through YouWIN!’s nationwide Business Plan Competition.
School for Startups delivers targeted programs that teach people how to start and run better businesses. The program is an in-depth, hands-on, practical instruction in entrepreneurship which covers topics like how to start a business, how to find iSchool for Startups’ overarching mission to orchestrate economic growth ties in directly with YouWIN! who are aiming to generate 50,000 new jobs for currently unemployed young Nigerians over the next three years. vestors, how to design great products and services, how to implement fast, cost-effective marketing strategies, how to build effective management teams and how to scale a business safely.
Doug Richard, the founder of School for Startups and former judge on the Dragons’ Den show has joined the project to engage with 1,200 of the country’s ambitious young entrepreneurs in a drive to create 50,000 new jobs. School for Startups’ ambitious mission ties in directly with YouWIN! who are aiming to generate 50,000 new jobs for currently unemployed young Nigerians over the next three years. He said the Nigerian government had set aside $50m (£32m) to help entrepreneurs open businesses.
Through School for Startups Doug has delivered instruction to more than 10,000 business owners with help from universities and public institutions. As part of most instructional programs, Doug has designed comprehensive personalized support solutions which provide individualized guidance and expert advice for each entrepreneur.