We grow big idea into successful businesses,
our programs enables our beneficiaries to
IDEATE and THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.
Our goal is to continue to unearth such individuals/entrepreneurs and support them to bring their ideas/products to life.
One of the ways we have done this is through a wide range of organized programs. These programs include:
I Startup Southwest
This program aims to help early-stage startups transform their ideas into viable products, gain traction and become successful commercial ventures. This program is an initiative of NSIP executed by Premier Hub for the South West Region. We are about to launch the 3rd Cohort of this program.
The program run for 6 months with different stages which includes the Application Phase, Screening and Selection, Design Thinking Boot camp, Selection Pitch, 3 month Physical and remote Incubation program and the Demo Day. At the end of the day, 10 startups across Agriculture, Manufacturing , Education, Policy/ Governance and Tech who are able to scale through the phases and get incubated all get seed funds, They exhibit at the Demo Day and get a chance to network with prospective customers and investors.
Summer Stem Camp/ White Board Animation
Our Summer STEM Camp is an intensive 6- weeks summer camp that holds in August, where kids and teens develop practical coding and digital skills. The camp is also designed to help kids & teens in underserved communities experience cool technologies like VR, Drones and 3D Printing. We engage kids & teens from schools in Akure, Ondo State and trained them in a four (4) weeks long summer camp.
The summer camp has two classes, the teens class age 13- 17 and the kids class age 7-12. The curriculum covers programming with scratch, productivity tools like Microsoft word and PowerPoint for presentations, white board animation, Scratch programming, Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR), 3D Printing and Drones technology.
During the 4 weeks we also engage in a STEM evangelism in partnership with Kids & Teens resource Centre to host about 100 kids and teens from rural areas. The aim of this was to make them appreciate tech by having a firsthand experience with it, many of them for the very first time. They learnt about virtual reality, artificial intelligence, data processing, 3D manufacturing and its prospects.
Capacity Building/skill Acquisition
We have realized that there is a significant gap between Nigerians and job opportunities as well as businesses they can start. This gap is the lack of requisite skills without which it is extremely difficult to take advantage of the opportunities that abound.
We create opportunities to train, enhance and improve the skills and employability of young people by equipping them with the skills to get a job or start a business, we work to improve the employment prospects of young Nigerians and ensure skills systems meet the needs of employers and industries.
Our trainings are designed to provide a platform to train and educate individuals on skills that can help create wealth, taking into cognizance the broad framework of the UNDP’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) – e.g. eradication of poverty.
Participants will be trained to foster better-informed skill acquisition and produce more creative and well-thought-out services that result in better offerings to the consumer.