FATE Foundation Aspiring Entrepreneurs Sustainability Program

FATE Foundation in partnership with Youth Business International (YBI) is pleased to announce the launch of the Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme, Sustainability. This program is delivered using YBI’s flagship Green and Social Toolkits. The Green & Social Entrepreneurship Toolkit brings together a collection of 14 tools developed to empower start-ups and existing businesses with a social and green focus. These tools cover a range of areas, from legal health checks to business future-proofing, and build on the entrepreneur’s knowledge and experience of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to working with green and social practices to run their business successfully.

The program will run for 9 weeks. Participants will be exposed to an enterprise education program focused on gaining essential business knowledge, strategies, skills, and tools to build sustainable businesses within the green and social ecosystem.

To qualify, entrepreneurs must have a minimum of Tertiary Education, be founder/co-founder of an existing business within the green and social space, be computer literate, and have access to and be able to use a digitally enabled device.

About FATE Foundation

Our goal is to enable aspiring and emerging Nigerian entrepreneurs start, grow and scale their businesses while also facilitating the development of an enabling business environment and thriving ecosystem.

In 2000, we were founded by Mr. Fola Adeola to harness the strong entrepreneurial culture of Nigerians by providing the business incubation, growth and accelerator support required to fully explore their innovative potential.

Benefits of FATE Foundation/YBI Aspiring Entrepreneurs Sustainability Program

Enterprise knowledge to support in navigating the social and green sectors.

  • Access to business support tools and applications.
  • Sector-focused sessions/ Masterclasses
  • Data/Internet support during the program
  • Business Advisory support
  • Access to funding and market linkages

Requirements for FATE Foundation/YBI Aspiring Entrepreneurs Sustainability Program Qualification

  • The Target sectors: Renewable energy, Circular economy, Climate change, Green economy, Social Enterprise, Eco-friendly businesses, Sustainable agriculture, Water conservation, and Sustainability Development.
  • Early Stage Business (1 – 5 Years)
  • Must have at least 2 Staff Members
  • Must be Residence In  Ogun
  • Age 18-40 Years
  • Minimum Education: Tertiary Education

Interview date, Process and Venue for FATE Foundation/YBI Aspiring Entrepreneurs Sustainability Program

Program Timeline


  • Call for Application May 22, 2023- June 17, 2023
  • Screening  June 19, 2023 -June 23, 2023
  • Programme Duration July 5 – August 25, 2023


  • Call for Application June 19, 2023- August 05, 2023
  • Screening August 7, 2023 – August 15, 2023
  • Programme Duration August 30- October 13, 2023

Documents Required for Application

  • A Profile Picture (headshot facing camera)
  • Certificate or Statement of result Tertiary Education
  • Birth Certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • CAC Document (If Registered)

How To Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to FATE Foundation on https://bit.ly/3Nytmo7 to apply

Stage I: Interested applicants must complete the application form on the FATE SOAR Platform and upload the following documents:

  • A Profile Picture (headshot facing camera)
  • Certificate or Statement of result Tertiary Education
  • Birth Certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • CAC Document (If Registered)

Stage II: Following a review of all received applications, 100 candidates will be shortlisted for a 10-20 minute phone/video interview after which 40 applicants will be admitted to the programme in each of the targeted locations.

Through the support of Youth Business International and other Partners, the programme is FREE to all entrepreneurs who successfully scale through the two application stages. This scholarship support from YBI covers all direct course fees including course materials, books, data support and post-programme support.

This is a Hybrid training, and it is expected that each entrepreneur enrolled for the programme must be from the location/state where you have applied for the programme. This will also be verified during the shortlisting/selection process.

For more details, visit FATE Foundation website on http://fatefoundation.org/project/aepsustainability/#1606141831576-47ac9371-13d9

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