FATE Basis Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme: Digital (AEP Digital) for Aspiring Nigerian Entrepreneurs


Utility Deadline: Various by State

FATE Basis in partnership with Meta launches the 5th version of the “Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme: Digital (AEP Digital)” which is focused at startup Founders with revolutionary enterprise concepts between the ages of 25 and 45 years.

The Program leverages on FATE Basis’s AEP’s unequalled enterprise growth curriculum which covers the fundamentals of beginning and rising a profitable enterprise in Nigeria and Meta’s digital technique and literacy programming help for small and rising companies.

In 2022, Destiny Basis can be supporting 240 Aspiring Entrepreneurs from throughout completely different sectors within the Nigerian Economic system with particular consideration for entrepreneurs within the Schooling, Agriculture, Hospitality & Tourism, Creatives. Our intent in deciding on these sectors is their consideration as excessive development, excessive affect, and job-creating sectors for the Nigerian economic system.

As with earlier AEP Digital editions, this program is designed to supply certified founders with related data, instruments, and expertise to develop sustainable and digitally-enabled companies whereas additionally impacting the economic system positively. Key parts of this 12 months’s program are:

  1. It’s going to run in a hybrid format (in-person and digital studying and help classes).
  2. Improved curriculum constructing on the earlier 12 months’s learnings and expertise.
  3. Integrating this system with established state and native degree business associations, commerce teams, and the FATE Alumni community; and
  4. As with earlier editions, it’s completely Free with the grant from Meta masking tuition and direct program bills for studying supplies and sources throughout this system. Contributors are nonetheless anticipated to get themselves to and from this system venue places


The AEP Digital curriculum is designed to supply perception to aspiring entrepreneurs to see numerous hidden market potentials regardless of the ravaging unexpected modifications on the planet, assist create a structured and sensible enterprise mannequin, and be taught the various alternatives accessible via the varied digital instruments to develop their companies. The curriculum is designed to deliver enterprise homeowners right into a face-to-face place with the realities of operating a profitable enterprise within the new and/or arising entrepreneurship ecosystem with implementable methods that can guarantee on-line visibility utilizing completely different digital instruments and techniques.

These classes will likely be facilitated by numerous business leaders and professionals throughout the entrepreneurship ecosystem utilizing a pedagogy strategy to construct networks amongst the entrepreneurs and encourage group/teamwork for higher studying. The sturdy studying construction is a mix of hybrid interactive class classes which is able to run for 4 (5) weeks per cohort, workshops, case research, entrepreneurship e book critiques, plenary classes, masterclasses, and group actions.

Key Advantages and Studying Outcomes

  • Enterprise Mannequin Growth/Evaluation Methods
  • Digital Advertising and marketing Methods & Information
  • Monetary Literacy and Cashflow Administration
  • Enterprise Financing Methods
  • Insights into related native and business networks/enterprise teams
  • Entry to Free Digital Instruments and Platforms
  • Fb Advert Credit for Winners of the state degree/nationwide Pitch Competitors
  • Entry to FATE Basis’s Enterprise Advisory and Help Providers
  • Entry to Funding and Market Linkages


To be eligible, it’s essential to:

  • Between 25 – 45 years outdated
  • Laptop Literate
  • Have Entry to a Laptop computer or Knowledge-Enabled Gadget
  • Have already registered and launched a enterprise.
  • Have graduated from an Accredited Tertiary Stage Establishment
  • Should have the ability to take part all via the required programme length


States Cohort Utility Closing Dates Programme Begin and Finish Dates
Lagos Could 18, 2022 Could 23 – June 24, 2022
Ogun June 18, 2022 July 4 – August 05, 2022
Anambra June 25, 2022 July 11 – August 12, 2022
Cross River & Rivers August 06, 2022 August 22-Sept 23, 2022
Plateau & Abuja Sept 24, 2022 Oct 10 – Nov 11, 2022
Ekiti Oct 01, 2022 Oct 17 – Nov 18, 2022

Programme Advantages

  • By way of the help of Meta, the programme is FREE to all entrepreneurs who efficiently scale via the three software phases. This scholarship help from Meta covers all direct course charges together with course supplies, books, and put up programme help.
  • It is a State-by-State Hybrid coaching, and it’s anticipated that every entrepreneur enrolled within the programme have to be from the placement/metropolis the place you have got utilized for the programme. This may also be verified throughout the shortlisting/choice course of.

Utility Course of:

The applying will likely be in three (3) phases, and you might be required to finish all three phases to be eligible for additional processing.

Stage I:

candidates should full the appliance type right here.

Stage 2:

Add the next paperwork:

A Profile Image (headshot going through digicam)

College Certificates or Assertion of Outcome from an Accredited Tertiary Establishment

Beginning Certificates


C.A.C. Certificates

Please lookout for an electronic mail and hyperlink to add

Stage III: Following a overview of all acquired functions, Certified candidates will likely be shortlisted for a ten–20-minute cellphone/video interview after which 40 candidates will likely be shortlisted for every stream.

For Extra Data:

Visit the Official Webpage of the FATE Foundation Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme: Digital (AEP Digital)