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The Nest Project

The Nest project is a 3-month virtual capacity-building project designed to support 200 entrepreneurs with stakeholder engagement & management skills, and business development skills.

About

The Nest Project is designed for micro-level start-up companies, SMEs, and individuals looking to start up a business, and help equip them with skills and knowledge to derive benefits of stakeholder engagement in terms of different aspects of company growth such as financial performance, product development and innovation, marketing/sales development, reputation, sustainability, and CSR, knowledge learning and information. The project would also seek to onboard participants to utilize a stakeholder management system that allows businesses to build and manage their stakeholders. This project is funded by AfriLabs and AFD through the digital Africa seed fund.

Benefits

Why you should apply

Stakeholder Management system

Get free access to our stakeholder management system

Strategic partners

Access to a network of partners.

Stakeholder management

Opportunities to improve your stakeholder management skills

Resources

Free business development resources

Business advisory & support

Access to a pool of mentors and & Networking opportunities with industry experts.

Who can apply for this program?

The Nest project is exclusively for:

Entrepreneurs.

SMEs & MSMEs.

Start-up ventures.

Individual looking to start up a business in Nigeria

Note: Female-led businesses and businesses at different business stages are strongly encouraged to apply

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for selection for this program, the following criteria have to be met:

Have the resources to be part of the training (access to the internet and a laptop).

Dedicated time to participate in all the meet-ups.

Be motivated and want to be part of the program.

Program Timeline

July 25th

Call for Applications

August 19th

Review & Selection

August 22nd

Technical classes

October 6th

Onboarding on stakeholder management system

October 20th

Project closing (certificates issued)

Our Funders

Helping businesses to grow and scale with effective stakeholder management

Testimonials

FAQ's

The Nest project is a 3-month virtual capacity-building project designed to support 200 entrepreneurs with stakeholder engagement & management skills, and business development skills..

By being part of the Nest project, you will get equipped with stakeholder engagement & management skills, and business development support to drive the growth of your venture, among other benefits.

Yes you need internet accessibility either on a phone, laptop, or a PC.

No, you do not have to be in Abuja or environs to successfully participate in this program. It is a fully virtual designed program that will be held on the ZOOM platform. The program link will be shared with shortlisted candidates

No, we are currently receiving applications from startups and SMEs from the different sectors, as well as individuals looking to start a business.

No, you can apply if your business isn’t registered yet.

No. It is assumed that you will make out time for all sessions as the timetable will be shared prior to the program's start. However, if you do have a justifiable reason for missing any of the sessions, the recording will be shared with you.

The Nest project is expected to last over a period of 5 weeks.

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