ARM has announced that the 2022 edition of the Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) finalists pitch event will hold virtually on April 8th, 2022. This is the fourth edition since the pilot run in 2015. The past winners of the initiative include Wesabi (2019) (Murtala Sanni); www.wesabi.com; The Paper Packaging Company (2020) (Eferobosa Oguegbu); www.tppcng.com; and Scrapays Technologies Limited (2021) (Tope Sulaimon); www.scrapays.com.
The Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) programme is a youth awards initiative founded in 2015 by ARM in honour of its founding CEO, Deji Alli. In a deliberate effort to shape the future of Nigeria, the goal of the award is to provide support to young entrepreneurs with brilliant and innovative ideas that have a positive impact on people’s lives and the communities that surround them.
DAAYTA 2022 focuses on identifying start-ups with a minimum viable product (MVP) and at least one customer.
Having received over 1027 applications from start-up entrepreneurs nationwide, the organisers have selected the top seven (7) outstanding companies following a detailed review process. They include D-Olivette Enterprise, Arone, myStash Technologies Limited, Vinsighte Limited, Celloop Limited, Gamp Technology Limited and Arleegreens Renewable Enterprise.
After some structured pre-pitch workshops to prepare the finalists, these seven (7) will present their pitches virtually to a panel of judges that consists of respected entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals; they include Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Victor Asemota, Sadiq Mohammed, Folasade Olusanya, Kola Aina, Ina Alogwu, and Tomi Davies
The eventual winner of DAAYTA 2022 shall, subject to the Terms & Conditions, receive funding of ₦12,000,000 (twelve million naira) over a period of one (1) year for the following purposes:
- Develop their business plan.
- Complete an entrepreneurial education at the Pan Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) in Lagos, Nigeria.
- Receive a 5-month acceleration support for development of their venture through a reputable entrepreneurial hub in Lagos, Nigeria.
In the spirit of the proverb, “charity begins at home”, the CEO of ARM Group, Jumoke Ogundare appealed to all well-wishers to kindly support these brilliant companies by giving them access to new markets.
The virtual event is scheduled to hold by 6:00 PM on Friday April 08, 2022, via Zoom.
Please confirm your attendance by clicking HERE to register for the event