Asset & Resource Management Holding Company Limited (ARM) and TechnoVision Communications Limited (TechnoVision) are pleased to announce that applications for the DAAYTA 2019 programme are now open. The Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) programme was inaugurated by ARM in 2015 in honor of its founding CEO to promote lifelong learning by aiding young Nigerian graduates and undergraduates bring their ideas to life. The maiden edition of the DAAYTA programme was held in 2016 and resulted in the selection of a 1st Class graduate of Computer Science from the University of Lagos as the winner.
The winning initiative was a pharmaceutical mobile app venture whose goal was to digitalize and optimize the relationship between pharmacies and patients; with the aim of alleviating the challenges of unavailable/inaccessible pharmacy consultation, medication non-adherence, drug inventory, access to medical records and other basic health delivery concerns.
“The DAAYTA 2019 initiative is in line with ARM’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) with the aim of building a generation of change leaders – working together to build a better future”. Ms. Jumoke Ogundare – Chief Executive Officer, ARM
“TechnoVision is supporting ARM on this initiative to provide the Nigerian early stage ecosystem with an opportunity to develop startup ventures that add meaningful value to our country’s economy”. Mr. Tomi Davies – Founder and CEO, TechnoVision
Applicants to the DAAYTA 2019 Programme are required to propose practical solutions with a credible business plan for profit-making ventures that have the potential of generating significant, measurable and sustainable social impact while tackling the specific challenges identified. Re-opened Applications will close on the 4th January, 2019 and shortlisted candidates will be contacted to pitch their business ideas to a closed group of business professionals, entrepreneurs and investors in Lagos, in January 2019. The winner of DAAYTA 2019 Programme will, subject to the Terms & Conditions, receive Funding of N12,000,000 (twelve million Naira) over a one (1) year period for the following purposes:
- develop the business plan;
- complete a 5-month Entrepreneurial education at the Pan Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre in Lagos, Nigeria; and
- receive a 5-month support for development of their venture idea through incubation by a reputable entrepreneurial hub in Lagos, Nigeria.
Interested individuals are invited to visit https://tvcng.com/daayta2019 for registration and additional information on the DAAYTA 2019 Programme.