Critical Dates

Official launch/press conference

Nigeria Student Venture Prize 2021 officially launch at Windsworth Hostel with a press conference engaging all stakeholders, the media, top business executives and students.

Application opens online

Nigeria Student Venture Prize Applicants can submit their applications online. You can access the application questions and content here 

Application due

Applications are due by October 31 at 11:59 PM. Late applications will not be considered. We recommend completing your application 2 hours before the deadline, if not sooner, to allow time to deal with potential technical difficulties.

Top 20 finalist students notified

The Nigeria Student Venture Prize Selection Committee will review all applications and then select 20 finalists, who will receive notification on November 15, 2021. Check your calendar and be sure you can make it to the boot camp for one week before applying.

11/28/2021 – 12/3/2021
Boot camp for finalists

Finalists will receive specialized workshops to help them prepare for the final pitch day – workshops will focus on pitch mechanics, presentation, and substantive evaluation.

The lion’s den/grand finale

It’s the big day! Finalists will pitch in front of an esteemed group of management executives, academia, celebrities, influencers, media and invited top entrepreneurs for the grand prize of N3, 000,000 in prize money (and infinite glory!) and automatically qualify to represent Nigeria at the University Startup World Cup with other students from over 100 countries. Date is slated for Saturday, December 4, 2021.