Apply: Deji Alli Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) 2023(N12 MILLION)

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Deji Alli Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) 2023

The DAAYTA 2023 initiative is in line with ARM’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with the aim of building a generation of change leaders, working together to build a better future. It seeks to support business ideas that intentionally create a positive societal impact while generating a financial return.

Similar to the previous edition, DAAYTA 2023 final event will be held virtually and applications are welcomed from all parts of Nigeria.

Building a Generation of Innovators

The Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award is an ARM initiative in partnership with TechnoVision’s TVC Labs that aims at providing young Nigerians with an opportunity to develop innovative start-up ventures that add economic value to Nigeria.

The DAAYTA 2023 initiative is in line with ARM’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with the aim of building a generation of change leaders, working together to build a better future. It seeks to support business ideas that intentionally create a positive societal impact while generating a financial return.

Similar to the previous edition, DAAYTA 2023 final event will be held virtually and applications are welcomed from all parts of Nigeria.

APPLICATION 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
  • 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 2023
  • understand the business of ARM, what we stand for; and
  • be ready to represent ARM as an Ambassador

PRIZES for the Deji Alli Young Talent Award

The winner of DAAYTA 2023 shall receive funding of ₦12,000,000 (twelve million naira) over a period of one (1) year 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
  • 5-month acceleration support services for the development of their venture by TVC Labs.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why is ARM running the Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award 2023?

The Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) programme 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 Firm’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with the aim of building 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
  • be able to fund his/her/team travel expenses and other associated costs
  • be available (with co-founders/team where they exist) for the 2-day Pitch Workshop ,and the Winning Pitch Event scheduled for April, 2023
  • Understand the business of ARM, what we stand for; and
  • Represent ARM as an Ambassador

Are there focus areas for DAAYTA 2023?

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, December 27th, 2022.

What prize(s) does the winner of the Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award 2023 receive?

The winner of DAAYTA 2023 Programme will 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 services for the development of their venture by TVC Labs.

The second stage of the programme will require thirty (30) shortlisted applicants to submit a POEM Framework business plan, a Marketing/pitching video, detailed profiles of their Board (Directors & Advisers), and Team members, sharing their Education, Careers, Key Accomplishments and LinkedIn profiles.

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Where can I view the full terms and conditions for the Deji Alli

ARM Young Talent Award 2023?
You can view the full terms and conditions for the Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award 2023 here.

Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, December 27th, 2022.

Apply for the DAAYTA Grant here

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