Astra Fellowship SMEs Productivity Accelerator Program For Nigerian Entrepreneurs
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Astra Fellowship SMEs Productivity Accelerator Program For Nigerian Entrepreneurs

Call For Applications: Astra Fellowship SMEs Productivity Accelerator Program For Nigerian Entrepreneurs

Astra Fellowship for Young Leaders has partnered with United Way Greater Nigeria for a Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) productivity accelerator program to empower Nigerian entrepreneurs with innovative ideas.

Selected SMEs will not only receive intensive hands-on training to boost their business but also stand a chance to win a small business support grant.

The 2024 cohort will embark on a two-week-long journey of professional development, collaboration, and innovation. The program will equip these entrepreneurs with the tools, knowledge, and mindset necessary to inspire creativity and critical thinking to stand out in today’s business landscape.

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Talented Nigerian entrepreneurs who challenge stereotypes associated with food insecurity, weak health systems, low access to healthcare, low-quality education, climate change and desertification, high unemployment, financial exclusion, water scarcity and economic inequality can apply for free for the opportunity to join the 2024 ASTRA Fellowship and unlock a world of possibilities at with applications closing at 11.59 PM Saturday, May 25.

To close the gender gap and tackle the limited support and under-representation of women in entrepreneurship, the 2024 ASTRA Fellowship will ensure that 60% of the selected fellows are women entrepreneurs.


The 2024 Fellowship targets Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs in Lagos, Nigeria,

who are 18-35 years old with little or no digital footprint and with annual Revenue less than ₦500,000.

Applicants who must be able to attend physical training sessions bi-weekly throughout the 2-week program

must also have CAC or SMEDAN registration

A staff strength of between 1-20 employees

must have been in operation for not more than 10 years.


The prestigious ASTRA Fellowship Leadership Program identifies and nurtures aspiring leaders. Through a comprehensive curriculum, mentorship opportunities, and exposure to industry experts, the program equips participants with the soft skills, knowledge, and industry connections needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving tech and business landscape.

Deadline: Saturday, May 25.

Click HERE to Apply