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$10 000 up for grabs for Entrepreneurs

The Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers(IEEE), Young Professionals, Nigeria Section has called on Nigerians with innovative technology driven solution and are addressing indigenous problems to participate in the upcoming Nigeria Innovation Challenge 4 Entrepreneurs (NICHE) program.

The Chairman of the institute, Engr. Haruna Danjuma  Gana,  said the body wanted to do something special at IEEE  to celebrates its entrepreneurship week in November.

According to him NICHE which is a 6 weeks exciting program is open for both IEEE members and non-IEEE members to gain new entrepreneurial and innovative skills.

Participants are expected to register on www.niche.ng on or before November 9th, 2019 and undergo a training program via SLACK and fireside incubation hubs in selected cities. At the end of the mentoring, participants can enter for the pitch competition to win equity free cash prizes and other perks.

Engr. Haruna Danjuma Gana noted that NICHE which is a global initiative of IEEE and championed by IEEE Region 8 (Africa, Middle East & Europe) was designed together with relevant ecosystem stakeholders to provide attractive and proven methods to deliver value by creating the right platform to empower Nigerian entrepreneurs who are 2 years post MVP with less than $30,000 in seed funding.

Chukwuemeka Okafor, Ambassador, IEEE Entrepreneurship Initiative, Region 8 equally encouraged undergraduate and graduate students with exciting school projects to participate.

He equally noted that IEEE as the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity and the most trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe is currently engaged in lots of programs to ensure that entrepreneurs and professionals are given the right resources to contribute to sustainable development and wealth creation.

The program which will wrap up with an investor’s demo day will be organized during IEEE entrepreneurship week by IEEE Region 8 and IEEE Young Professionals, Nigeria in collaboration with identified local ecosystem partners.

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