ENTREPRENEURSHIP

A 10 week rigorous curriculum designed to prepare participants for the arduous task of becoming entrepreneurially minded would be delivered. Participants are expected to attain 100% attendance in class and write an examination before proceeding to apply for Kaduna Startup Entrepreneurship Program (KADSTEP) loan.

STARTUP FUNDING

Those who attain a pass grade of 2.75 GPA and above would be allowed upload their business plan and complete the Bank of Industry (BOI) Application form. To proceed to the loan application stage of the program. Depending on the business financial requirements, applicants can apply for loans of 1 million to 10 million Naira under this scheme.

CERTIFICATION

A high level committee at Kaduna Business School would review all applications on a monthly basis. Successful applicants would be admitted into the KADSTEP entrepreneurship program. A total 5000 youths in Kaduna state would benefit from this program. Candidates who successfully complete this program would be issued certificates.

MENTORING

All Businesses in the KADSTEP program would be located in Kaduna State. Applicants who qualify and obtain the start-up loan would be allocated to a mentor to guide him/her through the start-up stage of his/her proposed venture giving them a higher chance of success.

KADSTEP

The Kaduna start-up and entrepreneurship programme is a massive job creation campaigned initiated by a tripartite relationship, between he Kaduna state government, the Bank of Industry and Kaduna Business School.  The goal is to engage about 5,000 eligible young men and women resident in the state to pursue productive enterprise development initiatives.

Programme Structure

The programme is structured as a 10 + 2 week arrangement where qualified candidates go through a world-class programme equivalent to an entrepreneurship ‘diploma plus access to finance.  Initially, there is a 10 week intensive training, followed by grand examination which lead to a 2 – week access to finance training and accessing the loan.  The candidates are initially issues with an intern statement of result and subsequently will be issued with an Entrepreneurship Diploma, after they run the business successfully for 18 months.

KADSTEP ACHIEVEMENTS

Statistics about KADSTEP achievement so far

Total Applications
Business Plans
Trained Entrepreneurs
Accessed Loan

KADSTEP GALLERY

298 Graduated  Entrepreneurs

252 Certificates offered

192 Business Funded

310 Graduated  Entrepreneurs

202 Certificates offered

186 Business Funded

318  Just Graduated

 Certificates offered

 Business Funded

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KADSTEP TEAM

Aisha Ibrahim

Centre Coordinator

Before Business Consulting and Entrepreneurship, Aisha developed and implemented CI (Continuous Improvement) management systems for companies across Nigeria in various industries including federal government parastatals. Aisha is a Critical Thinking Initiator, Problem-Solving Specialist a Written Communication Generator and Verbal Communications Specialist.

Abraham Sokowonci

Logistics and Operations

Having years of Industry experience, he has worked on many projects and at present he is providing consultancy to many renowned startup companies in Kaduna state. Abraham is currently the Operations Manager of the Business School of Entrepreneurship (BSE) in Abuja, amongst his other numerous skill-set he is a prolific writer and motivational speaker.

HUSSAINA SALIHU

Facilitator/Trainer

She is a passionate hardcore Business Accounting Professional and like to teach revenue projections and account reconciliation in relation to startup businesses. Since 2006 she tuned to Business Plan Financial Analysis and Planning into a simplified template on spreadsheet for entrepreneurs around Nigeria. Hussaina is also a Budgets and Bookkeeper, Certified Entrepreneurial Accountant and Credit Manager.

Bibi Abdullahi

Head Consultant/Trainer

Mr Bibi is highly skilled at consulting with clients, identifying key issues and developing strategic solutions, he has had engagements with the World Bank officials towards the implementation of the World Bank assisted new venture creation programme for SMEs. He is a certified holder of the European Business Competence License accredited by the European Business Council.

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