Jumia Nigeria has revealed that it has launched a “Super Startup campaign,” which will run from the 20th of September 2017 to the 30th of September 2017 and will have an N1 million (USD $2802) prize. This is according to a report by the Guardian Nigeria.
According to a report by Telecompaper, the competition will be targeting startups and new businesses across Nigeria that are developing unique digital applications, smart solutions or much-needed services that help solve tangible consumer or business problems Nigeria.
Entrepreneurs who are interested in competing can pitch their ideas via social media for a chance to secure the N1 million in business funding. To enter, interested contestants are to simply post a 60-second video explaining your business on social media with the hashtags #JumiaSuperStartup and #GrowYourHustle. Interested participants can visit www.jumia.com.ng/super-startup for additional details and for terms and conditions about the competition.
While commenting on the campaign, the CEO of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah stated that “Nigeria is a country of promise, and we are optimistic that through the startup space we will always fulfil this promise by developing unique solutions for our ecosystem. We believe that the entrepreneurship challenge is a key element of this and certainly exemplifies the impact of Jumia’s efforts to foster entrepreneurship among our next generation of business leaders.”
“Our main goal is to boost African entrepreneurship by enabling young and smart entrepreneurs to kick off with their own projects. The key for us is to give full and adapted support to young talents, from funding to mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs,” she concluded.