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.
Union Bank is running the Campus Innovation Challenge to discover and support students engaged in entrepreneurial activities across tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
We want to see innovative, technology-driven ideas to address social and business challenges in Nigeria.
We are looking for bright ideas in the areas of agriculture, education, financial inclusion, millennial banking, creative arts and other solutions that address local needs.
What’s in it for you?
EXPRESS – Your creativity to the world through the Innovation Challenge Platform.
EXPERIENCE – The excitement of pitching your amazing ideas.
RECEIVE – Funding and incubation support to scale your ideas into sustainable businesses.
Pitch Day – Pitches will take place in August. On the same day, the judges will announce the top 3 ideas. The three winners will then advance to the incubation programme where they will be supported to bring the ideas to life.
Prizes and Incubation Process
1st Prize – 1.5 million 2nd Prize – 1 Million 3rd Prize – 500 Thousand Naira
The Top 3 selected candidates will get cash funding towards the execution of their ideas and incubation support via the Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) incubation services. In addition, they will get partnership opportunities with Union Bank and our network of partners around the focus areas of the challenge.
Over the subsequent six months, the top three ideas will be supported with a range of services focused on product development, distribution and business modelling to turn their ideas into fully working products to launch in early 2019. Winners will also be able to leverage Union Bank’s strategic networks to bring their ideas to life.
Application Deadline: 5th August, 2018
Visit the official homepage here to apply now.