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Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Awards, 2023

The VC4A Organisation is presenting the Deji Alli Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) to all young Nigerian for the academic year 2023/2024. 

This funding opportunity worth N12,000,000 (twelve million naira) offered to Nigerian national candidates is an ARM initiative in partnership with TechnoVision’s TVC Labs. Ideal candidates will be 10 to 35 years of age with an MVP who are able to fund their travel expenses and other associated costs if necessary. 

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Marvellous opportunity for Nigerian candidates in South Africa.

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VC4A Organisation is a platform that connects high growth with high-impact start-ups to opportunities. The organization holds a strong believe that entrepreneurship is a key driver for development. VC4A was started in 2007 with the mission to build up Africa’s start up community. 

The VC4A Organisation supports and contributes up to two-thirds of the national GDP and provides the foundation for a stable middle class. It strengthens the global start-up community by connecting entrepreneurs creating innovative and scalable businesses with the knowledge, network, and funding they need to succeed.

Application Deadline: The application will close on Tuesday, 27th December 2022. 

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: VC4A Organisation
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Postgraduate 
  • Award:?12,000,000
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in South Africa


  • Eligible Countries: Candidates from Nigeria can apply. 
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: The candidates must be working and have customers and an MVP (Minimum Viable Product). 
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must be a citizen of Nigeria. 
  • The applicants must be between 18 and 35 years of age. 
  • The applicants must be able to fund his/her/team’s travel expenses and other associated costs if required.
  • The applicants must be available (with co-founders/team where they exist) for the 2-day Pitch Workshop and Final Pitch Event scheduled for April 2023
  • Understand the business of ARM and what we stand for. 
  • The applicants must be ready to represent ARM as an Ambassador. 

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The candidates should log in to the organisation’s web portal to submit an application. All eligible students will be considered. 
  • Supporting Documents: The candidates must provide documents necessary, such as proof of employment, academic background, proposal to support their idea, etc.  
  • Admission Requirements: The candidates must have ideas related to Agriculture, Education, Healthcare, Housing, Transportation, customers and MVP.
  • Language Requirement: The applicants must be fluent in the language of instruction. 


The successful Nigerian candidates selected by the VC4A Organisation will be provided funding of ?12,000,000 (twelve million naira) over one (1) year. 

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