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The Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge Win $100,000

Deadline: January 17th, 2017.

The Africa Innovation Challenge

Throughout Africa, we are looking to drive entrepreneurship and help advance promising consumer healthcare solutions. Chosen applicants will receive a combination of awards including funding up to US $100,000, potential lab space in Africa and/or business and technical mentoring from some of the brightest minds at Johnson & Johnson to help bring their idea to life and create meaningful change in their community or country

You could receive up to US $100,000 in funding
Potential access to lab space in Africa
Ongoing mentorship

Apply to one or more of the consumer health care categories today

Promoting Early Child Development & Maternal Health

Improving maternal health helps nurture happy, healthy babies and generates positive child development. We are looking for non-pharmaceutical product or technology solutions that will help ensure women and newborns in Africa stay healthy during pregnancy, childbirth and throughout child development stages.

Empowering Young Girls

Access to good education and basic needs such as feminine care products is important to make sure young girls across Africa realize their full potential. We are looking for consumer product, technology and educational innovations that address these needs, making a brighter future possible for young women.

Improving Family Well-being

Families need reliable health care information, access to health care professionals and effective everyday products in order to thrive. We are searching for innovative technology-driven solutions that help promote access to health care knowledge, advice, and products to enhance the well-being of consumers in Africa.

Why this challenge matters to us

The Johnson & Johnson Credo lies at the heart of every aspect of our operations throughout the world. It is our undertaking to be agents of positive change in the countries in which we operate and the communities in which we live and work.
Johnson & Johnson’s engagement in Africa dates back more than 80 years in over 25 countries. Beyond our growing commercial presence, we have worked extensively with partners based in Africa and internationally to support the underserved in local communities.

To that end, Johnson & Johnson is introducing the Africa Innovation Challenge, to encourage entrepreneurial thinking in Africa and the creation of consumer healthcare solutions that address the critical unmet needs of the continent and her people.

Johnson & Johnson is not granted any rights in the ideas of applicants to the African Innovation Challenge. Applicants and winners remain free to continue the further development of their ideas on their own.

More about the application process

The submitted consumer healthcare solutions will be evaluated based on their ability to meet the following criteria:

Idea submission addresses at least one of the three challenge categories:
1) Promoting Early Child Development & Maternal Health in Africa,
2) Empowering Young Girls in Africa,
3) Improving Family Well-being in Africa

Idea submission is innovative and creative
Idea submission is scalable
Idea submission outlines how the award would help them reach a critical milestone within the timeframe of a single year and provides a full commercialization plan.
Winners will be announced by the end of February 2017.

Visit the Johnson & Johnson African Innovation Challenge homepage to apply.


Are you an experienced photographer residing in the North? Do you have a flair for photo journalism?
Be a photojournalist for!
Now you have the opportunity to have your breath-taking, interesting photos shown on a global platform while you share with friends and get paid for it too.
We hear of so many stories, most especially in Northern Nigeria but don’t get to really digest these important and ground breaking narratives. With your help, we can change this. Hey, you can even be hired as a full-time journalist.
We specifically need original photos of which can include aftermaths of bombings, both Nigerian and foreign fighters in Nigeria, pirates, rebels, border tensions, etc.
We will pay cash directly to your bank account for pictures that we run. Starting at N3000 but going up to as much as N50,000 for an amazing original, timely photo.
Your name will not be revealed unless you ask us to. Photos must be original to Pulse.
Send your pictures or questions to:
*So if you are looking for how to extra cash and you are in North, this is an option…

Dust Your Business Proposal Another Opportunity is Here TEEP 2016!

Are you an African Entrepreneur looking for an opportunity to undergo sound entrepreneurial mentoring and guidance, a live entrepreneurship boot camp and a chance to win $5,000 dollars to start or expand your business?
Then get ready! Dust your books and start writing the outline of your business. this is because the application portal of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme TEEP will soon come live and begin to receive applications. 1000 entrepreneurs from all across africa will eventually be given $5,000 in grants to start their businesses.
The portal opens on the 1st of January, 2016. intending applicants should visit Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme Webpage to apply.
So, if you have not put finishing touches on your business idea, this is the time to start because the application portal will close on the 1st of March, 2016 by 11:59 pm West African Time.
Good luck as you Participate.


Women Empowerment/Support Initiative:

It is access to finance for women in business …

The Cherie Blaire Foundation &  ExxonMobil Nigeria in partnership with Enterprise Development Centre, (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University have designed the ‘Road to Women’s Business Growth Project’.

This is an initiative to build and support 500 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to grow their enterprises and increase their access to finance in 3 different Nigerian locations of Lagos, Abuja and Uyo using online learning.

Would you want to be a part of it?

If so, please complete an online application from this link:

Deadline for submission of the application is 5pm of 10th December, 2015…

Please spread the word to our beloved women folk.

And for men of valour who come by this information, do  show affection by pressuring women-folk within your sphere to take up this advantage.

Let’s join hands to empower our women.

Best of Luck!


Are you looking to become a Beauty Entrepreneur?

Are you in Lagos?

Are you looking to become an Entrepreneur?

Take advantage of the Ignite Ideas N100,000 interest free loan, brought to you in collaboration with House of Tara.
You will be entitled to:
1 week intensive makeup and business skills training.
House of Tara Bumper starter pack.
Funds for logistics.
register now at or call 08094389451, 08171901960 for more details.
Tell your friends and family about this great opportunity.



Are u unemployed, a graduate, undergraduate, youth corper or an aspiring entrepreneur . Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs bring solution to unemployment in Nigeria by creating the 10,000Jobmakers initiative. Be a part of this initiative and conference to become a jobmaker not a job seeker.

The conference is to attract 10,000 participants,introducing several entrepreneurship opportunities and speeches by prominent key note speakers in Africa.

The speakers include : Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbanjo , Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode , A.Y.E Chief Executive Patron Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , Lanre Olushola , Niyi Adesanya , Olakunle Soriyan, Stephen Read , Baba Buntu, Kaffy Shafau-Ameh ,Skuki and many more.

The program  titled ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN EDUCATION presents the Nigerian youth in need of experience, knowledge, mentorship and industry business skills with choice speakers from diverse business sectors in Africa and an opportunity to exhibit their businesses for direct sales, marketing, networking and  loans for expansion .
REGISTRATION : visit (free)
For sponsorship , partnership, exhibitors and vendors  call 070 00 44 44 44 or email
To volunteer email :

Twitter: @AYEorganisation
Instagram: ayeorganisation


Are you looking to become a Beauty Entrepreneur? Heres an Opportunity!!

Register Now!!!
Are you looking to become an Entrepreneur? Attend a House of Tara /FCMB Beauty Business on the go seminar and let’s show you how!!! #EmpowerYourself
Date 21/11/2015
Time: 11 am
Visit to register.

Are you interested in building your dreams? attend House of Tara and @myfcmb Beauty Business on the Go seminar and let’s help you grow your dreams. click on the link to register Date 21st, November 2015 Time 11am

Win N1million in 15 seconds competition Ending Soon!!

They say, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Play Entertainment Network is here to inspire a young entrepreneur by providing him / her means to take that ‘first step’ in starting and growing a successful business.

We are aware that raising start-up funds is one of the most challenging aspects of starting a new business. We are here to strengthen your motivation and desire to succeed by offering 1,000,000 naira business grant to a young entrepreneur with the best business idea.

All you need to do is pitch it to a team of judges in 15 seconds. Yes 15 seconds.

You must not necessarily have a grand proposal with an intricate business plan; a small lucrative idea that addresses a real and demonstrated public need is what we are looking for. We all hustle to get to the next level. Realizing that anyone can do it is the first step. The next step is figuring out how you’re going to do it.”


  1. Follow @playnetworknigeria on instagram
  2. Make a 15seconds instagram video summarizing your business plan
  3. Post the video on your own instagram page with the hash tag *bethebossin15seconds* and tag @playnetworknigeria
  4. Your video will be reposted on @playnetworknigeriainstagram page and you will be tagged.
  5. If your video (business summary) makes the top 5 videos with 1) Valuable Content 2) reasonable number of likes (not “paid or driven” likes), 3) positive comments, you will be invited to Abuja to meet with the judges
  6. If you’re invited to Abuja you will be giving the opportunity to explain in detail your business plan, and if yours is the best you’re taking the 1,000,000 naira home.

PS: If you do not live in Abuja and you are short listed Transport and accommodation will be provided for you.