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Deji Alli Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) 2024 for Young Nigerians

Deji Alli Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) 2024 for Young Nigerians – The Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) in partnership with TechnoVision (TVC) is excited to announce the commencement of its 2024 Call for Applications, continuing its mission to empower and support young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that drive positive change. Established in 2015 by ARM in honor of its founding CEO, Deji Alli, DAAYTA reflects the firm’s dedication to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and nurturing young entrepreneurs.

DAAYTA is a youth awards program dedicated to recognizing and fostering the potential of young entrepreneurs who demonstrate intelligence, innovation, and a commitment to making a meaningful impact on the lives of the people and communities around them. The program aligns with ARM’s vision of building a better future by investing in the next generation of change-makers.

The winner of DAAYTA 2024 will receive funding of ₦12,000,000 (twelve million naira) over one year. This funding is intended for developing a robust business plan, completing entrepreneurial education at the Pan Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, and financing a 5-month acceleration program to develop their venture at a reputable entrepreneurial hub in Lagos.

Young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and a commitment to positive community impact are invited to submit their applications. The application process details and criteria can be found on our website.

Application closes on Tuesday, 16th January, 2024.

About ARM

Founded in 1994 with its roots as an asset management firm, Asset & Resource Management Holding Company Limited (ARM) has transformed into one of Nigeria’s foremost non-bank financial institutions, specializing in Traditional Asset Management and Specialized Funds.

Renowned as a premier investment management firm, ARM offers a comprehensive suite of asset management services to a wide-ranging and varied clientele. This includes corporations, foundations, charities, high net-worth individuals, and small savers. For further information, please visit arm.com.ng for more details.

About TechnoVision

TechnoVision is the brand name for TechnoVision Communications Limited, a technology services company that advises clients on technology-led transformation and early-stage entrepreneurship in Africa. See tvcng.com for more details.

Deji Alli Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) 2024 Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the award, the applicant must:

  • be a citizen of Nigeria
  • be between 18 and 35 years of age
  • submit their application which must be their original work
  • must be a limited liability company duly registered in Nigeria
  • must be running the start-up full-time with undivided attention
  • have an MVP (minimum viable product) i.e. you have customers
  • be able to fund his/her/team travel expenses and other associated costs if required
  • be available (with co-founders/team where they exist) for the 2-day Pitch Workshop and Final Pitch Event scheduled for April 2024
  • understand the business of ARM, what we stand for; and
  • be ready to represent ARM as an Ambassador

Prizes

The winner of DAAYTA 2024 shall, subject to the Terms & Conditions, receive funding of ₦12,000,000(twelve million naira) over one (1) year for the following purposes:

  • Contribution to working capital.
  • Participation in an entrepreneurial education program at the Pan Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre in
    Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 5-month acceleration support services for the development of their venture by TVC Labs.

For more information on eligibility criteria, kindly refer to the Terms & Conditions here. You can also view the FAQs below.

Frequently asked questions

Why is ARM running the Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award 2024?
The Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) program was inaugurated by ARM in honor of its founding CEO in 2015 to promote lifelong learning by helping young Nigerian graduates and undergraduates bring ideas to life.

The initiative is in line with the organization’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR) to build a generation of change leaders, working together to build a better future.

Who is eligible to participate?
To be eligible for the award, the applicant must

  • be a citizen of Nigeria
  • be between 18 and 35 years of age
  • submit their application which must be their original work
  • have an MVP (minimum viable product) i.e. you have customers
  • must be a limited liability company duly registered in Nigeria
  • must be running the start-up full-time with undivided attention
  • be able to fund his/her/team’s travel expenses and other associated costs if required
  • be physically available (with co-founders/team where they exist) for the 2-day Pitch Workshop and Final Pitch Event scheduled for April 2024
  • understand the business of ARM, what we stand for; and
  • be ready to represent ARM as an Ambassador

For more information on eligibility criteria, kindly refer to the Terms & Conditions here.

Are there focus areas for DAAYTA 2024?
We are looking for great ideas that are related to Agriculture, Education, Healthcare, Housing, and Transportation.

When is the deadline for submissions?
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 16th, 2024.

What prize(s) does the winner of the Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award 2024 receive?
The winner of DAAYTA 2024 Programme will, subject to the Terms & Conditions, receive
Funding of N12,000,000 (twelve million naira) over a one (1) year period for the following purposes:

  • contribution to working capital.
  • Participation in an entrepreneurial education programme at the Pan Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Receive a 5-month acceleration support service for the development of their venture by TVC Labs.

Kindly refer to the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Where can I view the full terms and conditions for the Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award
2024?
You can view the full terms and conditions for the Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award 2024 here.

Israel Wellington Jeremiah
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