FATE Foundation in partnership with Facebook Nigeria for a second-year running has opened up applications for the 2019 “Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Digital Programme”.

Each programme stream will run four (4) times a week (from Mondays to Thursdays) over a four (4) week period and will involve very interactive and hands-on practical workshop learning sessions. With the background that entrepreneurs are now engaging more within a digital market place, the curriculum will have a strong digital marketing component and also cover critical areas for successfully building a new business including:

  • Business Model Canvas
  • Business Plan Development
  • Budgeting, Financial Management and Financial Reporting
  • Marketing and Pricing Strategies
  • People Management
  • Raising Financing
  • Digital Marketing including using Facebook Business Tools
  • Business Pitching

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Entrepreneurs must be graduates with startups that have already launched;
  • Be computer literate;
  • Aged 18-35 years and have access to a digitally enabled device;
  • You will also be required to upload relevant documents as indicated.

Facebook Nigeria/FATE Foundation Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme Benefits.

  • Facebook is providing sponsorship support to cover the N200,000 all-inclusive tuition fees for the selected 40 entrepreneurs all through the 4-week Programme focused on capacity building on essential knowledge, strategies, skills, and tools to build digitally enabled businesses.
  • Additional Post Programme Benefits:
    • Facebook Advert Credits (for the winners of the Pitch Competition)
    • One Year (1) Mentoring Support from FATE Foundation
    • One (1) Year Business Advisory Support from FATE Foundation
    • Access to Free Business Support Tools & Applications


  • Port Harcourt: Application  closes Wednesday, 17th April  2019
  • Ogun state: Application  closes Sunday, 2nd June  2019
  • Benin: Application  closes Sunday, 7th July 2019
  • Kaduna: Application  closes Sunday, 11th August 2019
  • Aba: Application  closes Sunday, 15th September 2019
  • Lagos II: Application  closes Sunday, 20th October 2019

Method of Application:

  • Stage 1: Interested applicants must complete the online form. Applicants will be required to complete all the required fields and upload the following:
    • Passport Photograph
    • School Certificate or Statement of Result
    • Birth Certificate
    • Resume
    • CAC Certificate
  • Stage 2: Following a review of all received applications, 60 candidates will be shortlisted for a 15 minute video interview. After which 40 will be selected for each stream.


Scholarship Application Deadline: October 20th, 2019.