Idea Challenge 2015 10 Nigerian youths compete for UK Entrepreneurship Challenge slots

Ten Nigerians will on Tuesday present proposals to solving Nigeria's education and unemployment challenges for a chance to win one of three available slots in the 2015 edition of University of Sussex-AIESEC Nigeria entrepreneurship challenge.

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Ten Nigerians will on Tuesday compete for slots in the 2015 edition of University of Sussex-AIESEC Nigeria entrepreneurship challenge.

The contestants will present proposals to solving Nigeria's education and unemployment challenges for a chance to win one of three available slots.

A statement jointly issued by Tosin Adebisi, a Senior International Officer, University of Sussex, and Branda Ng'ang'a, AIESEC Nigeria representative said Tuesday’s event, holding in Benin City Edo State, will throw up three winners.

"The best three ideas have the opportunity to win an all-expense paid training to University of Sussex Innovation Centre in the UK for their spin-off project or business idea development as well as discount in admission fee for an AIESEC internship and mentoring from experts and corporate partners of AIESEC in Nigeria," the statement read.

"The partners include, PWC, Impact Your World, among others," the statement read in part."

According to the statement, the 10 finalists were selected in based on the two categories of the competition: education and unemployment.

“Five best ideas in each of the categories, making a total of 10 were subsequently selected.

"The 10 participants are expected to pitch in English in front of a jury of experts and partner organisation for the event taking place on Tuesday June 2, 2015 in Benin City.

“We will especially look at the novelty and uniqueness of the idea, the market and social business potential as well as the rights to intellectual property (designs, creators, business plans, among others) claimed by applicants."

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