The 25under25 Entrepreneurship Awards

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The 25under25 awards offer a range of benefits and opportunities to young entrepreneurs. The award provides financial support, a year-long incubation program, personalized leadership coaching, and connections to a network of advisors, mentors, and potential investors.

The primary objective is to assist early-stage entrepreneurs in realizing their bold ideas and establishing successful and sustainable businesses. By providing a conducive space, a supportive community, and essential access, we aim to empower these entrepreneurs and enable them to bring their entrepreneurial aspirations to life.

Award Offering

Winners will have access to a FREE workspace for 12 months. This includes individual workstations, communal meeting areas, board rooms, and innovative spaces. The intention is to optimize productivity and allow entrepreneurs to concentrate on expanding their businesses.

The Under 25 Incubator program offers a comprehensive range of resources, providing participants with 100 hours of practical, training in essential areas like strategy and operations, legal and business advice, technical guidance, and personalized one-on-one leadership coaching. In addition to these valuable learning experiences, participants benefit from industry-specific mentorship pairing and showcase their ideas for potential funding opportunities.

Winners will be inducted into our vibrant, lifelong community comprising 400+ young entrepreneurs, supported by a robust network of world-class mentors and advisors who are leaders and change-makers in various sectors. Being part of this community offers invaluable opportunities to connect and build relationships through our extensive Africa-wide network, allowing members to cultivate and nurture valuable connections.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The founder(s) must not be older than 27 when receiving the award and the company must have existed for at least 3 years.
  • The founder must be a Nigerian.
  • The company must be contributing to social economic development in Nigeria.
  • The line of business must be ethical and by Nigerian laws.
  • The business must be duly registered under the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria.


As a Youth entrepreneurial organization, we know firsthand the hard work and dedication it takes to build a successful business, and it is important to recognize and celebrate those who have excelled in their field.

You have an opportunity to nominate your favorite entrepreneur for this prestigious award who has inspired you with their innovative ideas and commitment to making a positive impact in the community.

You also have the privilege to nominate more than enough young entrepreneurs who are making a significant impact on the business world. We must recognize and celebrate the achievements of those who have contributed to the growth and success of our economy.

To nominate an entrepreneur, visit

These ambitious young Nigerians represent a significant demographic that comprises a substantial portion of micro-businesses in Nigeria. They play a crucial role in driving the growth of the Nigerian creative industries and prominent online vendors.

These entrepreneurs are at the forefront of adopting online platforms and channels to effectively reach and deliver goods and services to customers throughout the country. Their determination and entrepreneurial spirit contribute greatly to the economic landscape of Nigeria.

Active Citizenship & Government Engagement, Agriculture, Arts, Crafts & Culture, Beauty & Makeup, Creative Writing & Content Creation, E-commerce, Education, Energy & Sustainability, Environment & Interior Decor, Event Planning, Fashion, Finance & Financial Technology, Food & Drinks, Health & Skincare, Hospitality & Tourism, Manufacturing & Logistics, Media & Communications, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Professional Services, Social Entrepreneurship, Software & Design, Sports, Technology



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