Opportunities This Week: Union Bank Campus Innovation Challenge and others

This week we bring exciting internship, training and investment opportunities for students across Africa. Check out the list that we have narrowed down for you and apply for the most suitable ones.

Union Bank Campus Innovation Challenge 2018

The Campus Innovation Challenge is a Union Bank initiative (in partnership with CcHub) that aims to discover and support students engaged in entrepreneurial activities across tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

The top 3 ideas will receive immediate cash funding of 1.5 Million Naira, 1 Million Naira and 500 Thousand Naira respectively towards creating a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for your ideas. There will be incubation support via CcHUB’s incubation services with full engagement with Union Bank.

This opportunity is open to all students in Nigeria tertiary institutions.

How to Apply

Before submitting your idea, you are invited to attend interested applicants are invited to attend one of six ‘Idea Sprint’ workshops to be held in 6 universities between 9 July & 27 July.  The universities include:

University of Lagos

University of Benin

Obafemi Awolowo University

Federal University of Technology Owerri

University of Abuja

Ahmadu Bello University

Click Here to sign up for the Idea Sprint workshops

Click Here to summit you Ideas.

For more information, visit the Official Webpage

GreenHouse Lab for Women-led technology startups 2018Application Deadline: August 15, 2018

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GreenHouse Capital is now accepting applications for its GreenHouse Lab for Women-led technology startups 2018. The accelerator programme is a three months long programme targeted at technology startups in Sub-Saharan Africa that are in their early stages, as well as African-run startups domiciled in the UK and US with products scalable in African markets.

The accelerator programme features an intensive curriculum delivered in-person and virtually over the course of three months while leveraging existing entrepreneurship education, framework and courses on a variety of topics.


The opportunity to work from Vibranium Valley, a recently launched technology incubation space by Ventures Garden Group.

A minimum of $100,000 investment for qualifying startups.

Access to handpicked networks of global investors and mentors


Must be an early-stage tech startup with at least one woman on the founding and leadership team.

Must be meeting a sustainable need in Africa.

Must have at least a team of two members, including a technical member.

Must be extremely passionate about the idea.

How to Apply

The accelerator programme begins in mid-August and ends in November.

Follow this link to apply.

Open till July 20, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

 Excellent Minds Initiative Essay Competition 2018

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The essay competition is focused on promoting critical thinking, harnessing ideas and developing the talents, abilities, gifts and skills inherent in the Nigerian youths. This we expect shall translate into a ripple effect of awareness and provide a platform for growth for future leaders of Nigeria.

This year’s competition invites young people to be part of the sustainable development goals’ (SDGs) solution by participating in a SDG challenge designed to engage young minds in thinking about the needs of the society; thus, encouraging them to be agents of transformational change and embrace the sustainable development goals.

Essay Topic.

“In not more than 1,000 words, propose a strategic and sustainable innovative approach or idea that you will adopt in addressing any of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), proposals can be for a project, campaign or charity that will assist Nigeria in attaining one or more of the goals, with a focus on a specific local community or state in the country.

Submissions are expected to explain the strategic approach to implementing the idea; identify which United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal this idea supports; and explain how the idea will contribute to attaining this goal.


The essay is open to undergraduate students in tertiary institutions across Nigeria.

Essay Format.

Your essay should be in MS word format using Times New Roman text, font size of 14 and double spacing. The following details should be included on the first page of your essay:

Full Name

Contact Mobile Number

Residential Address and Location

E-mail Address


Institution’s Name

Course of Study and Level

Date of Birth


First Prize: A Brand New Tablet + A Certificate of accomplishment

Second Prize: A Brand New Smart Phone + A Certificate of accomplishment

Third Prize: A Printer + A Certificate of accomplishment

Other consolations prizes are available to be won.

How to Apply.

Interested and qualified applicants should send their Essay to: emiessay2018@emi.org.ng and copy ekagodspi@gmail.com and toyinsmartist@gmail.com


Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted for interview.

For further enquiries, contact the Coordinator, Excellent Minds Essay Competition on 0803 828 5707, E-mail: ekagodspi@gmail.com You can also call any of these numbers: 0903 7471 787, 0813 528 4036.

Application Deadline: 12th August, 2018.

See previously featured opportunities that may still be open for application.


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