Preaload Image

scaleup@fatefoundation.org

NutriPitch-The Nourishing Nigeria Challenge is an exceptional programme developed in partnership with Scaling up Nutrition Business Network , GAIN and the Netherlands Government and supported by FATE Foundation; dedicated to posturing Nutrition focused businesses that are innovatively improving diet and tackling malnutrition in Nigeria. The programme positions entrepreneurs for growth and scale through the intensive Bootcamp Session, Business Gap Analysis and Workshop Sessions.

A Local Elevator Pitch Competition (NutriPitch) will be held at the end of the workshop sessions for businesses to showcase and pitch to key funding partners. The top five (5) entrepreneurs from the NutriPitch competition will represent Nigeria in the Regional Elevator Pitch Competition (REPC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

COURSE FEATURES

Bootcamp      1

 Workshops   33

 Duration       3 Months

 Skill level      Intermediate

 Language      English

Participants   10

 Certificate    Yes

Key focus areas:

  • Input supply
  • Production (crop/animal farming)
  • Processing
  • Packaging
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Trading and retailing
  • Advocacy
  • Consulting
  • Information management

Start of Programme: NutriPitch – The Nourish Nigeria Challenge will commence in July 2018 in Lagos with an induction session and an intensive one-week accelerator boot camp and GAP Analysis to help each entrepreneur develop an individual growth plan and roadmap to scale. This will be followed by post boot camp sessions aimed at helping the entrepreneurs address gaps that they have identified in their businesses.

Programme Flow (Tentative)

  • June 18– July 14: Call for Application
  • July 16 – 19: Shortlisting of Top 30 Applications
  • July 24– 26: Panel Interview & Notification of Top 10 Entrepreneurs for the programme
  • July 30 – August 4: Boot camp sessions
  • August 8 – 29: Post boot camp sessions
  • August 30: NutriPitch Competition
  • December 6: Graduation of programme fellows

Programme sessions are designed for capacity building through workshop and coaching sessions, peer learning and feedback, one-to-one mentoring and a tailored follow-up on each company’s progress. Entrepreneurs will have opportunities to meet and interact with several entities including partners, mentors, investors, and experienced entrepreneurs. Finally, a Local Elevator Pitch Competition (NutriPitch) will be held at the end of the workshop sessions for businesses to showcase and pitch to key funding partners. Consequently, the top five (5) entrepreneurs from the competition will represent Nigeria in the Regional Elevator Pitch Competition (REPC) in Nairobi, Kenya. The NutriPitch Competition will also provide a platform for the ten participating entrepreneurs to access funding linkages for their businesses.

End of Programme: The programme will close out with presentation of awards at the NutriPitch Competition and a graduation ceremony will hold at the FATE Annual Celebration on Thursday, December 6th, 2018.

Application opens on Monday, June 30, 2018 and closes at 12:00 midnight WAT on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must
  • Be a Nigerian citizen (male or female)
  • Have a business whose products and/or services promote nutrition and food safety in Nigeria. Note that the NutriPitch Programme will abide by the UN Business Sector Guidelines  and priority will only be given to businesses whose operations abide by the guidelines.
  • Be a start-up or growth stage SME fully registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission
  • Be available to participate FULL-TIME in the one-week boot camp in Lagos between from Monday to Saturday, July 30 –August 4, 2018 and ALL other required sessions between August 6 and August 30, 2018.

When can I apply?

Application opens on Monday, June 30, 2018 and closes at 12:00 midnight WAT on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicant must

  • Be a Nigerian citizen (male or female)
  • Have a business whose products and/or services promote nutrition and food safety in Nigeria.
  • Be a start-up or growth stage SME fully registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission
  • Be available to participate FULL-TIME in the one-week boot camp in Lagos between from Monday to Saturday, July 30 –August 4, 2018 and ALL other required sessions between August 6 and August 30, 2018.

Can I apply even if my business is not based in Lagos?

Yes. 10 entrepreneurs will be selected based on merit.

 

Are Foundations, Non-profits or NGOs eligible?

The programme supports only for-profit businesses and social-enterprises whose products or services promote nutrition and food safety in Nigeria.

Is there a fee to participate?

There is no fee to apply or participate in the NutriPitch – The Nourish Nigeria Challenge

If I have two businesses, can I apply with both?

Only one application per person will be accepted, so you are advised to present your stronger business.

Can I apply if my business is not within the agribusiness/food sector?

Only businesses whose products or services promote nutrition and food safety in Nigeria are eligible to apply.

Can I apply even if my business is not registered?

Unfortunately, we will only consider registered businesses with evidence of the Corporate Affairs Commission registration certificate.

Is my company eligible if I founded it with someone else?

Yes, your company is eligible but only one participant per business will be accepted into the programme.

 

Can we apply as a team?

No. Only one participant per business will be accepted into the programme.

How do I know that my application has been received?

You will get a confirmation email upon successful application. Candidates who are shortlisted for the next stage will be contacted via email.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

What do I need for my application?

  • Complete the online form
  • Be prepared and available for your interview session (physically if based in Lagos or virtually if based outside Lagos)
  • You will be required to present supporting documents if shortlisted.

Can I make changes in my application after I have submitted it or can I do a fresh application instead?

No, once you have submitted it is final and you will not be able edit the application. Also, multiple entries will be disqualified. So we encourage you to verify your application carefully before submitting.

How will I know if my application is accepted for participation in the programme?

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email.

Will applicants receive personal feedback about their application?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide personalised feedback on your application

Where should I send my questions?

If you have any questions that were not included in this section, please send an email to scaleup@fatefoundation.org with the subject line “NutriPitch Inquiry”, or call 0813-187-8271.

Dr. Michael Ojo, Country Director,
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, GAIN

Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela, NutriPitch 2018 Course Director,
Technical Consultant, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, GAIN. (Nutrition101 – Food Safety & Regulation, Product Development & Packaging, Nutrition Labelling Guidelines)

Uduak Igbeka, Senior Associate & Team Lead,
Scaling-Up Nutrition Business Network, SBN, GAIN (The Nigerian (Nutrition Business Space – Opportunities at Play)

Adenike Adeyemi, Executive Director,
FATE Foundation (Faculty: Business Model Revalidation, Customer Segmentation
(Business Pitch. Advisor: Business & Operating Model)

Ayojoke Gbode, Chief Procurement Officer,
Dangote Industries Limited (Faculty: Supply Chain Management, Storage and Distribution)

Kingsley Ukeje, Head, Operational Excellence,
Honeywell Flour Mills of Nigeria (Faculty: Operations Management)

Segun Oso, Director,
Abraaj Group (Faculty: Investor Readiness Planning)

Marian Olaiya, Principal, Marian’ Funmi Oguntona & Co
(Faculty: Understanding Business Ethics)

Titi Adewusi, CEO,
NaijaKids (Faculty: Fundamentals of Designing Processes for your Business)

Dodoyi West, Deputy Director, MSME & Agricultural Products,
NAFDAC (Faculty: Product Development & Packaging: NAFDAC Guidelines)

Olumide Osundolire, Partner, Banwo & Ighodalo
(Faculty: Understanding the Concept of Intellectual Property and Protection)

Odunoluwa Longe, Co-Founder, DIYLaw
(Faculty: Managing the Legal & Corporate Governance Side of a Growing Business)

Saheed Onibudo, Managing Partner,
DS Professional Services (Faculty: Understanding the Tax Implications for their Business Structure)

Pradeep Pahalwani, Managing Director,
Securisk Insurance Brokers Limited (Faculty: Understanding Your Market; Developing Effective Marketing Strategies)

Segun Abodunrin, Co-founder,
Teras Doxas (Faculty: Digital Marketing Strategies)

Alex Isong, Chief Executive Officer,
Alyx Limited (Faculty: Opportunities in Cold Chain Storage)

Ogedi Onyeama, Vice President,
African Capital Alliance (Faculty: Scaling Customer Acquisition)

Deji Agboade, Principal,
BPI Advisory (Faculty: Cashflow Management & Financial Projections)

Segun Olukoya, Partner,
Lagos Angel Network (Faculty: Making a Business Pitch)

AfricanFarmer Mogaji, Chief Executive Officer,
X-ray Farms Consulting (Coach & Advisor: Product/Service Development & Sustainability)

Adebayo Adeyemi, Principal, Sub-Saharan Africa Banking Coverage,
Barclays Capital (Coach & Advisor, Financial Management)

Bimbo Ogundare, Senior Manager,
Transaction Advisory Services, EY (Coach & Faculty: Developing a Flexible Growth Budget)

Ibukun Beecroft, Partner Tax,
Deloitte, Deloitte Nigeria (Coach)

Dolapo Adeosun, Senior Manager,
Deal Advisory, KPMG (Coach)

Bukola Oladapo, Senior Manager,
Deal Advisory, KPMG (Coach)

Michael Ogunjobi, Senior Manager,
Accenture (Coach)

Dr. Uyi Imaedomwonyi, Lead Partner,
Gavrinda Business Advisory (Coach)