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Top 100 Niger Delta Innovative Business Ideas (T100NDIBI)

Pottershill Incubation Project is supporting and organising Top 100 Niger Delta Innovative Business Ideas (T100NDIBI) program as a model project to discover and choose one hundred problem solving innovative ideas from the region in partnership with technocrats, angel investors, corporations, technical partners to provide mentoring and coaching, office space, grant and technical networks for a duration of two years in the six Niger Delta states of Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers and Edo respectively.  T100NDIBI is an annual program run in two batches A and B.  The first batch consist of 50 business ideas after which the second batch of 50 follows.  The program is put together by Zion Topword Church (A. K. A The Pottershill) to reach out to the society as part of her missions outreach aims.
What Your Business Idea Must Represent

    A creative business idea is one that solves an already existing problem through new value addition
    An innovative business idea is a more convenient approach to present ideas, it has unique features. 
    A competitive business idea requires caving out its niche to stand out from other competition.
Qualification Criteria for T100NDIBI Program

    The business idea must have the potentials to create jobs. 
    Be an indigene of Niger Delta or reside in the region
    Have evidence of originality of ideas
    Have a passion for your sector
    Be entrepreneurial
    Be aged between 18 and 35 (participants outside the age range who meet other criteria may be considered and are encouraged to apply)
    The business will be operated in the state capital in the Niger Delta region were the participant resides, originate or wants to site the business base on viability of the area from a market research
    Team partnership of the business idea must not exceed three persons
    The target market should be easily identified. 
    Have ability of leadership capabilities in your sector
    The participant should have a functional email account
Program Objectives

    To discover 100 innovative business ideas in the Niger Delta region and enrol them in the mentorship and incubation platform. 
    To support with basic resources such as small grant and more required in operating the businesses
    To provide qualified incubatees with the methodological requisite knowledge to succeed
    To leverage on strategic partnerships and network for the businesses
    To furnish the incubatees with latest business skills
    To promote entrepreneurship and make it the weapon to combat social vices and restiveness among the young adults in the region.
Participation Fee

Zion Topword Church will provide sponsorship for each of the T100NDIBI qualified to be on the programme.  This fee will cover materials, mentorship, incubation and also include small business grant to be awarded to each of the participants upon successful completion of the programme.  This fee will also cover office space, membership of the Pottershill mentorship academy that gives access to venture capital including business and entrepreneurship related learning materials.
Program Expected Effects

    100 innovative business ideas will be adopted, incubated, mentored and developed into viable businesses. 
    Small and medium scale businesses will experience funds converted into basic facilities for growth
    Over 500 direct and 3,000 indirect jobs will be created via the necessary partnerships for the 100 businesses. 
    People in the region especially the youths will be encouraged to venture into entrepreneurship instead of relying on crude oil. 
    The rate of unemployment and poverty in the area will be drastically reduced. 
    Crime and insecurity will reduce significantly as youths can now be productively engaged through the jobs created. 
    The program will establish networks of opportunities across various sectors which at the end will increasing business openings in the region. 
    The program will be the new face of the region attracting investors around the world to the Niger Delta which is preserved synonymous to various forms of violent agitations and crimes.
The Sectors of Business Ideas Accepted For Participation

Is your innovative business idea in any of this areas? If yes, then you can apply as only such ideas will be considered. 
    Fashion and Arts
    Information Communication Technology (ICT)
How to Apply

Download the T100NDIBI business plan application form below
    Fill in your innovative business idea electronically, (do not scan afterwards for upload)
Upload the completed T100NDIBI business plan form via email to submit@empower9ja. com. ng
Only innovative ideas that meets the criteria will be shortlisted for entry
Application closes December 1, 2017

Download T100NDIBI Business Plan Here to Apply
Fill all the details electronically as downloaded, do not fill manually or scan the form for submission

Application link: www. empower9ja. com. ng


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