2023 ENTREPRENURSHIP BUSINESS INNOVATION CHALLENGE
March 15, 2023
CALL FOR ENTRY
The 2023 SAGE Business Innovation Challenge is a platform for teenage entrepreneurs across Nigeria to showcase their innovative business ideas, and community service projects and address one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Shortlisted teams will be invited to the SAGE Business Innovation Challenge and Awards scheduled to hold in Abuja on 27- 29 June 2023, where they will present their businesses to a panel of influential judges who are civic and business leaders. This panel will determine which team is the most creative in entrepreneurship and Community service. The 1st and 2nd placed teams will have the right to represent Nigeria at the 2023 SAGE World Cup in August 2023, with the participation of over 30 countries including the USA, Canada, China, Singapore, South Africa, Ghana, Pakistan, Philippines, Ireland, etc.
SAGE is an acronym for Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship. It is an international program initiated at the California State University-Chico USA. It is currently operating in all the continents of the world. The SAGE mission is to help create the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders whose innovations and social enterprises address the major unmet needs of our global community. It engages young people in a hands-on learning process on how to create wealth and help others and their communities.
Open to secondary schools across Nigeria (must be a team-based project of at least 5, students};
Teams should be available to attend the 2023 SAGE Business Innovation Challenge and Awards in Abuja and SAGE World Cup event in the USA
Submission Deadline: 10th May,2023
Announcement of Finalists: 15th May, 2023
Grand finale and Awards: 27- 29 June, 2023
Items to be submitted:
Project Summary maximum of two pages (PDF);
Two minutes video of project development and execution and impact (YouTube link).
Opportunity to represent Nigeria at the 20223 SAGE World Cup in August
Opportunity to participate in a two-week Internship/Innovation Learning Programme at Cyprus International University (August 2023)
Business Incubation opportunity at the SAGE Nigeria INNOVATION HUB
Lots of other fantastic prizes from corporate organizations
The SAGE tournament is about which teams most effectively met the SAGE judging criteria. We are looking for teams that do the best job of integrating all criteria into their business ventures during the year.