Nairabet CEO Akin Alabi hosts Youth Enterprise Conference, promises to give away 5 million Naira to 50 entrepreneurs

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Nairabet CEO, Akin Alabi has announced the date for his annual youth entrepreneurship-focused event, Youth Enterprise Conference. The event comes up 30th, March 2017 at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Themed Small Business, Big Money, this year, seven young and enterprising Nigerians will come together at the Eko Hotels to share experiences on building and growing their various enterprises in Nigeria. Funke Akindele Bello, founder of Scene One, Jason Nkoju of Irok Tv, Mark Essien, founder, are some of the guests outlined for the event.

Aside the experiential insights that will be shared with attending business owners, 50 attendees will share 5 million Naira at the event to help boost/kickstart their business ideas. According to Akin Alabi, the fund is a contribution of the Akin Alabi Foundation to the growth of entrepreneurship.

“The Akin Alabi foundation will be supporting 50 attendees of this year’s Youth Enterprise Conference on their journey to success by providing them with N100,000 each. This money is to be specifically invested into their business idea.” he said

Mr. Akin Alabi had earlier this year in a tweet, revealed he will be committing 5 million Naira to help 50 businesses, a move he claimed is an imitation of Japhet Omojuwa’s Small Business Support 2017 challenge.

Copying @Omojuwa, I will be giving out N5m to 50 people (100k each) to small business owners during Youth Enterprise Conference.  #yeco2017

— Akin Alabi (@akinalabi) January 17, 2017

However, much has not been revealed on the criteria to be met to be eligible for the fund. The only criterion stated as at the time of gathering this news is registration. For eligibility and seat reservation, interested persons can register here.   Registration is free.




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    March 23, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I am interested in success stories and i really want to learn

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