As part of the plans to not just talk but act, the student summit this year intends to help Five (5) new businesses kick-start by way of THE EDGE SERIES BUSINESS START-UP CHALLENGE.
With support from our partners and sponsors, The Start-up challenge will be an open call for an executive summary by intending participants to share their business ideas with a team of experts who will skew through the list of entries. The best 50 entries who will make a physical pitch to the panel would be selected out of which 5 winners will be selected. The winners would be awarded THE EDGE SERIES Start-up Kit valued at =N= 3,000,000.00.
This kit includes:

Free domain registration and web hosting for 1 year

Free web design

Business advisory services for 1 year

Free HR advisory services for 1 year

Free Accounting and Planning services for 1 year

Branding and Idea Development services for 1 year

Social media and Content Marketing services for 1 year

A free Notebook / Tablet

Free Internet service for 6 months

SME value Pack

In accordance with the theme of this year’s summit which is WHAT ARE YOU SAYING, the contest is divided into three stages
WHAT ARE YOU SAYING-WRITING : At this stage the participants are expected to put up an executive summary of not more than one page and submit same to startup@theedge.com.ng  PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRY SUBMISSION IS OPEN FOR 2weeks. 50 Shortlisted candidates will scale through to the 2nd stage.
WHAT ARE YOU SAYING-PITCH. The 50 Shortlisted candidates will each make a 10 minutes pitch to a panel of experts selected from various field including finance, Project management, Information and Communication Technology, and some serial Entrepreneurs. 10 candidates will be selected to go the final stage
WHAT ARE YOU SAYING-THE CLOSURE. The 10 shortlisted candidates will then put the learnings from their Pitch stage to close their presentation from which the 5 top businesses will be selected
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 29th of JULY 2016 at the 3rd Edition of The Edge Series Student Summit 2016 at the Shell Hall, Muson Centre Onikan Lagos.
THE EDGE SERIES BUSINESS START-UP CHALLENGE is supported by The Lagos State Government, Lenovo, Microsoft, MTN Nigeria, Jobberman.com, WhoGoHost, Inspiro Consulting, SDI Consulting, TISV Digital and Komet Creative Studios


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