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FATE Foundation’s Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme (AEP) is Nigeria’s longest-running pre-incubation program for aspiring entrepreneurial leaders looking to grow and build successful and sustainable businesses. To date, the program has graduated over 5,348 entrepreneurs across 16 states in Nigeria and counting. With a diverse spread of Alumni across all major sectors and industries in Nigeria, the AEP was our first flagship course that provided much-needed knowledge, tools, and support to understand the fundamentals of building a business to effectively generate income for themselves, create jobs and also contribute to Nigeria’s economic development.

The AEP emphasizes a future-ready curriculum and programme support structure for individuals looking to grow and build successful local and global businesses even in these challenging times, for individuals looking to grow and build successful local and global businesses. Hence the theme “Building the Future”.

Our target participants are aspiring entrepreneurial leaders who:

  • Have innovative minds;
  • Looking to validate their Product and Service prototypes;
  • Are interested in building sustainable business models;
  • Desire to build effective structures & business processes;
  • Want to expand their revenue generation capacity; and
  • Are desirous of value-adding jobs and impacting their sectors and value chains.

The programme leverages the expertise of our C-level professionals as faculty members, who are experts in their various industries within different landscapes in the entrepreneur ecosystem.


For details about the AEP curriculum structure content and benefits, click here to download the brochure.

The curriculum is designed to offer an all-inclusive set of courses that addresses all the key tools needed in starting and running an effective business.

The programme goes beyond teaching theoretical conceptions and frameworks to provide practical hands-on application in the current business realities through developing products and services that are market-driven.

These sessions are facilitated by various giants of industries across the entrepreneurial value chain, with its learning structure that includes a combination of interactive class sessions, workshops, case studies, and group activities.

The FATE Aspiring Entrepreneur Programme (AEP) will take place twice a week for 8 weeks for the weekdays and once a week on Saturdays for weekend classes for 12 weeks using cutting-edge classroom management tools. Lectures will be delivered in modules that afford participants the flexibility of time to run their businesses or jobs, while they participate in the programme. The core part of the program will include the following modules:

  • Ideation & design thinking
  • Business Modeling
  • Effective Marketing &Sales
  • Finance Fundamentals
  • Managing People
  • Nuts &Bolts for your Business
  • Managing &Growing your Business
  • Technology &Digital Growth

As the classes progress, participants will be working on developing their plans and making immediate improvements in their respective businesses where necessary.

Key Program Benefits

  • Hybrid Facilitator-Led Sessions
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Guidance to Develop Your Business Plan
  • Case Studies of Leading Businesses
  • Pre & Post Session Activities
  • Books including the 7 Set Nigerian Entrepreneur’s Handbook
  • Three (3) months Mentoring Support from FATE Foundation
  • Business Advisory Support from FATE Foundation

Cohort 1 Weekdays: Tuesday, 22 February 2022 -Thursday, 28 April 2022 10 weeks (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Cohort 2 Weekends: Saturday, 14 May 2022- Saturday, 30 July 2022, 12 Weeks (Saturdays Only)
Cohort 3 Weekdays: Tuesday, September 13 – Thursday, November 17, 2022

Program Fees

Tuition N280,000 

The cost is all-inclusive of registration, books, case studies, materials, and other program resources.(Payment Plans and Discount available).

All fees are payable to:

Account Name: TFFL/AEP Digital
Account Number: 0467875064
Bank: Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank)

For more information and clarification, kindly send an email to or call +234 701 530 0490.

Who Can Apply?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be minimum of 25years old
  • Be a Computer Literate
  • Have at least an O-level Certificate

When Can I Apply?

Applications will be open from December 1, 2021. We recommend applicants to register by 4 weeks before the start of the programme.

How many entrepreneurs are you selecting?

Forty (40) Entrepreneurs

Is there a fee to participate?

Yes, there is. An all-inclusive fee of N280, 000.

How do I know if my application has been successful?

All qualified applicants will be contacted. Once you are contacted, then your application was successful.

Will there be weekend classes?

Yes, there are weekend classes, On Saturdays; you can select this while filling the application form.

Can I make changes in my application after I have submitted it or can I do a fresh application instead?

No. Once you have submitted, changes can no longer be made.

What is the time involvement expected for participants?

The Weekday Classes will run for 2 days a week for 8 weeks while the weekend Class run just once on Saturdays for 12 weeks. Each of those days will be 4 – 6 hours.

Can a member of my team replace me in the programme?

No. Only the business owner/founder/co-founder that applied for this programmeis allowed to participate.

Where Should I Send any Enquiries?

Kindly send an email to Also, follow @FATE Foundation on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated with more information and announcements about the program.

10 Weeks
Business Level
Early/StartUp Stage
Class Size
Learning style
E-Learning workshops

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