2022 Ugwumba Enterprise Challenge

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2022 Ugwumba Enterprise Challenge

The Ugwumba Enterprise Challenge is our contribution to the job creation and economic development policies of the Government of Nigeria

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Nicon Luxury Hotel Tafawa Balewa Way Abuja, Federal Capital Territory 900103 Nigeria

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About this event

  • 6 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The Ugwumba Enterprise Challenge is an idea pitching and grant competition for young entrepreneurs and innovators in Nigeria who are growing innovative startups in different sectors of the economy.

The annual startup challenge is our contribution to the job creation and economic development policies of the Federal Government of Nigeria and those of other African nations.

Every year, we gather young people, between 18 and 40 years from across the country, equip them with business development skills and award the best ideas with various grant prizes.

Since inception in 2018, over 5,000 young entrepreneurs from across the 36 States plus the FCT have benefited from this life-changing opportunity and we are glad to showcase our star prize winners in the various editions, as follows:

1st Edition (Owerri):

a) Innocent Unachukwu (1st prize of N500,000)

b) Ezinne Nwakuba (2nd prize of N300,000)

c) Osuji Postmus (3rd prize of N200,000)

2nd Edition (Abuja):

a) Mbaka Ugochukwu (1st prize of N1m)

b) Gift Muoneke (2nd prize of N700,000)

c) Godsgift Ayaowei (3rd prize of N500,000)

3rd Edition (Abuja):

a) Bilkisu Garba (1st prize of N1m)

b) Valentine Nnamani (2nd prize of N700,000)

c) Ruth Ede (3rd prize of N500,000)

d) Fwangkat Daburak (4th prize of N300,000)

e) Olufemi Adeleye (5th prize of N200,000)

4th Edition (Abuja):

a) Godwin Alomaja (star prize of N1m)

b) Dr. Kedei Ibiang (star prize of N1m)

c) Fortune Obieze (star prize of N1m)

The Call for Applications for this year's edition is open at https://bit.ly/applyuec2022 and will close on the 30th of September, 2022 to give way for the 3 weeks Boot Camp and other activities before the grand finale on the 13th of December, 2022 at the Nicon Luxury Hotels, Abuja.

As usual, the star prizes are: N1m; N700,000; N500,000; N300,000; N200,000, etc