Kaduna Start-up and Entrepreneurship Programme (KAD-STEP) – http://kadunastep.com/

Kaduna Start-up and Entrepreneurship Programme (KAD-STEP) – http://kadunastep.com/ . In line with the efforts of the Kaduna State
Government to revamp the state’s economy and create more jobs, the
Administration of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai introduced KAD-STEP in other to
facilitate job creation opportunity for the young and unemployed in
Kaduna State.


Applications are invited for:

Kaduna Startup & Entrepreneurship Program is aimed at encouraging,
funding and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in Kaduna State to
develop and execute Innovative Enterprises.
From “Idea” to “Start-up” participants would be trained rigorously and
monitored closely and a loan support would be given at the end of the
intensive training.

Programe Structure

  • The Programme is structured as a 10 + 2 week arrangement where
    qualified candidates go through a world-class programme equivalent to an
    Entrepreneurship Diploma plus access to finance.
  • Initially there is a 10 – week intensive training followed by a
    grand examination which leads to a 2 – week access to finance training
    and accessing the loan. Candidates are initially issued with an interim
    statement of result and subsequently will be issued with an
    ENTREPRENEURSHIP DIPLOMA, If they run the Business successfully for 18
    Months.
  • After Registration Applicants are to Apply for KADSTEP loan by
    putting down their Viable and Innovative Business Plan on KADSTEP
    website through the link that would be sent to every applicant after
    registration.
  • All Business Plans would by marked by a computerized business
    plan program and verified by KADSTEP consultants. Successfully
    candidates would receive an invitation to proceed to Kaduna Business
    School for Training.
  • A 10 – week intensive training followed by a grand examination
    would follow immediately after the selection process has ended for each
    batch.
  • Only candidates that attain 2.75 GPA and above after the 10
    weeks training will be assigned mentors and allow to apply for the Bank
    of Industry loan.
  • Finally successful candidates would be given their loan to start-up.
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Who Can Apply

  • To be eligible for the Business Plan Competition you must satisfy the following criteria
  • You must be a proven citizen of Nigeria no older than 45 years
    (proof of identity: International passport/Drivers License/National
    ID/Voters card required).
  • Your proposed venture must be within the real sector (Production, Allied Services, Manufacturing, ICT, etc..)
  • You must prepare an innovative business concept summary.
  • You must have a post-secondary school qualification.
  • Your proposed business venture must be within Kaduna State and your Local Government Area of Residence.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

 
Application Deadline  7th October, 2016.

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