The flagship edition of Wennovation Hub’s Project #Campus2Market kicked off with a 3 day Boot Camp for selected participants chosen from the pool of submissions received for the project.
Project Campus to Market is aimed at developing the Innovative Business and Tech Communities springing out of campuses around Nigeria, providing them with leverage for sustainable businesses and showcase the great business potentials that can scale across the African region and globally.
The fast rise of technology-based businesses in Nigeria continues to brew a source of inspiration for many Nigerian Youths and Undergraduates, making University Campuses a Hub for brewing many ideas that have socio-economic impact and that are commercially viable. The need to support and develop these communities of student innovators birthed the Project Campus2Market.
For this project, we received different brilliant applications from several young Nigerians with ideas that are technology-based/supported, innovative, socially impactful and commercially viable.
3 Ideas were selected based on the depth of innovation, feasibility of the idea and social impact of the project, in teams of twos and then invited for a 3 day Pre Acceleration Boot Camp which featured an intensive series of business-focused lectures that will build them into grounded Entrepreneurs, develop their business ideas and broaden the horizon of their business reach via networking and engagement.
The teams were mentored through a bespoke curriculum delivered by experts with modules on Idea Validation, Goal Setting and Vision Casting, Business Modeling, Market Segmentation, Go-To Market Strategy, Sales, Value Proposition, Product Development amongst others.
The Boot Camp themed “#StartingEarly” started on Monday, 18th September and ended on Wednesday, 20th September with a Pitch Event where the finalists – JollofBot, TailrNG and NearBuy pitched their ideas to an experienced panel of entrepreneurs with quality feedback, contributions and validation for their ideas.
The teams have now been assigned 8 weeks to put the knowledge gained from the Boot Camp to work, test and develop their products/services; preparing them for the Acceleration Programme.
We are committed to providing the necessary advisory support and resources to take their ideas from Campus to the Market as well as provide them with access to credible investors.
The selected participants also have free access to our Hub Space, engage our awesome community and use our facilities for free for the next 8 weeks as they develop their products.
The testimonials and feedback from the finalists shows that the Boot Camp has been very engaging, worthwhile and impactful; Investing in more of such programmes across the Ecosystem will empower more budding entrepreneurs and help build more scalable solutions to the socio-economic challenges across Africa.
Project Campus2Market is a brainchild of Wennovation Hub, set up with the aim of engaging and developing the entrepreneurial skills of student innovators that have high impact solutions to some of the most resilient socioeconomic challenges in their local communities.
Wennovation Hub is delighted to support these ideas and continues to press on with the mission to inspire and empower entrepreneurs as we collaborate to build commercially viable businesses.
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