• Participants must be between the age of 18 and 40 years of age.
  • Group submissions can also be made with a maximum of four members.
  • Business must be located in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
  • Finalist must be ready to provide a 15-20 minute presentation and must agree to meet and attend all schedule seminars and trainings.
  • Finalist must be present at the Award presentation ceremony.
  • Entrants may operate or seek to operate various types of business ventures ranging from
  • Agriculture (Poultry, Livestock Farming, Fishery, Crop Production, Mixed Farming, etc),
  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT) e.g. web designing, programming, animations, etc. or
  • Fashion (shoe-making, designing, make-up, etc.)
  • Start-up companies and individuals considering participation in the competition are encouraged to obtain their own professional advice and utilize various resource organizations. While it is not intended that information submitted to the competition will be made available to the public. Sponsors and Judges will review it and thus confidentiality is not guaranteed.
  • Each entrant voluntarily releases all Competition Organizers (AEA), Representatives, Judges and Mentors from any liabilities, responsibilities and accountabilities arising from participation in competition activities.
  • AEA BPC Committee reserves the right to disqualify any entrants in violation of the conditions for the competition.
  • Winning entrants consent to the use of their names for advertising and publicity purposes through various marketing and technology initiatives without additional compensation.
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The winner and runners-up in the final Category of the Competition may receive up to N5, 000,000, generally split among the finalists. However, aside from the winner’s prize money of N1, 000,000, the competition organizers, in consultation with the judging panel, reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to allocate this funding in any way it deems appropriate. That is, it may provide the funding to one participant or several participants or to withhold funding from all participants if none of the entrants are deemed to be suitable recipients. All Federal/State/Local taxes are the responsibility of the recipients.

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