Deji Alli Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) 2024 For Young – MSME Africa

The Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award is an ARM initiative in partnership with TechnoVision’s TVC Labs that aims at providing young Nigerians with an opportunity to develop innovative start-up ventures that add economic value to Nigeria.

The DAAYTA 2024 initiative is in line with ARM’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR) to build a generation of change leaders, working together to build a better future. It seeks to support business ideas that intentionally create a positive societal impact while generating a financial return.

DAAYTA 2024 event will be held physically in Lagos but streamed online. We welcome applications from all parts of Nigeria.

Also read about:

  • The ARM Group & Subsidiaries
  • Previous DAAYTA event videos, pictures, etc.
  • TVC Labs and the POEM Framework

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the award, the applicant must:

  • be a citizen of Nigeria
  • be between 18 and 35 years of age
  • submit their application which must be their original work
  • must be a limited liability company duly registered in Nigeria
  • must be running the start-up full-time with undivided attention
  • have an MVP (minimum viable product) i.e. you have customers
  • be able to fund his/her/team travel expenses and other associated costs if required
  • be available (with co-founders/team where they exist) for the 2-day Pitch Workshop and Final Pitch Event scheduled for April 2024
  • understand the business of ARM, what we stand for; and
  • be ready to represent ARM as an Ambassador

Prizes

The winner of DAAYTA 2024 shall, subject to the Terms & Conditions, receive funding of ₦12,000,000(twelve million naira) over one (1) year for the following purposes:

  • Contribution to working capital.
  • Participation in an entrepreneurial education program at the Pan Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre in
    Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 5-month acceleration support services for the development of their venture by TVC Labs.

For more information on eligibility criteria, kindly refer to the Terms & Conditions here. You can also view the FAQs below.

Frequently asked questions

Why is ARM running the Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award 2024?
The Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) program was inaugurated by ARM in honor of its founding CEO in 2015 to promote lifelong learning by helping young Nigerian graduates and undergraduates bring ideas to life.

The initiative is in line with the organization’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR) to build a generation of change leaders, working together to build a better future.

Who is eligible to participate?
To be eligible for the award, the applicant must

  • be a citizen of Nigeria
  • be between 18 and 35 years of age
  • submit their application which must be their original work
  • have an MVP (minimum viable product) i.e. you have customers
  • must be a limited liability company duly registered in Nigeria
  • must be running the start-up full-time with undivided attention
  • be able to fund his/her/team’s travel expenses and other associated costs if required
  • be physically available (with co-founders/team where they exist) for the 2-day Pitch Workshop and Final Pitch Event scheduled for April 2024
  • understand the business of ARM, what we stand for; and
  • be ready to represent ARM as an Ambassador

For more information on eligibility criteria, kindly refer to the Terms & Conditions here.

Are there focus areas for DAAYTA 2024?
We are looking for great ideas that are related to Agriculture, Education, Healthcare, Housing, and Transportation.

When is the deadline for submissions?
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 16th, 2024.

What prize(s) does the winner of the Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award 2024 receive?
The winner of DAAYTA 2024 Programme will, subject to the Terms & Conditions, receive
Funding of N12,000,000 (twelve million naira) over a one (1) year period for the following purposes:

  • contribution to working capital.
  • Participation in an entrepreneurial education programme at the Pan Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Receive a 5-month acceleration support service for the development of their venture by TVC Labs.

Kindly refer to the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Where can I view the full terms and conditions for the Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award
2024?
You can view the full terms and conditions for the Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award 2024 here.

About ARM

Established in 1994 as an asset management firm, Asset & Resource Management Holding
Company Limited (ARM) has evolved into one of Nigeria’s most innovative and respected non-bank financial institutions with a focus on Traditional Asset Management and Specialized Funds. ARM is a leading investment management firm that provides a diverse range of asset management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, foundations and charities, high net-worth individuals, and small savers. See here for more details.

Read about our CSR Initiatives on our website.

About TVC Labs

TVC Labs is the early-stage entrepreneurship support organization brand name for TechnoVision Communications Limited, a technology services company that advises clients on
technology-led transformation and early-stage entrepreneurship in Africa. See here for more details.

Read about our CSR Initiatives on our website.