Deji Alli ARM Talent Awards Young Entrepreneurs With A Start Up Grant Of N12Million

Are you a young Nigerian entrepreneur with a groundbreaking and transformative business idea in fields like agriculture, education, or healthcare?

Seeking an opportunity to bring your start-up vision to life with substantial funding?

The Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) 2024 could be your chance to shine, presenting a golden opportunity in offering up to ₦12 million in funding!

Initiated by ARM in collaboration with TechnoVision’s TVC Labs, DAAYTA is designed to propel innovative start-ups that contribute positively to Nigeria’s economy.

Discover how you can apply and transform your innovative idea into a reality.



Founded in 2015 in honour of ARM’s founding CEO, Deji Alli, the DAAYTA programme symbolises ARM’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its investment in nurturing the next generation of Nigerian entrepreneurs.

This initiative underscores the importance of innovation and social impact in business, aiming to identify and support young entrepreneurs who aspire to make a significant difference in their communities.

The Event

DAAYTA 2024 is set to take place physically in Lagos and will also be streamed online, allowing participation from all corners of Nigeria.

Focus Areas for Applications

DAAYTA encourages applications across various sectors including:

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Transportation

Prizes and Benefits

What Awaits the Winner?

The successful candidate will be awarded a staggering sum of ₦12,000,000 over one year. This funding is allocated for:

  • Enhancement of working capital.
  • Enrolment in an entrepreneurial programme at Pan Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre, Lagos.
  • 5-month acceleration support by TVC Labs for venture development.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for DAAYTA 2024, you must:

  • Be a Nigerian citizen.
  • Be aged between 18 and 35 years.
  • Submit an original application pertaining to your business.
  • Own a limited liability company registered in Nigeria.
  • Be committed full-time to your start-up.
  • Have an MVP (minimum viable product) with existing customers.
  • Be capable of covering travel expenses if necessary.
  • Be available for a 2-day Pitch Workshop and Final Pitch Event in April 2024.
  • Understand ARM’s business ethos and be prepared to act as an ARM Ambassador.

Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award Application Process

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications by Tuesday, January 16, 2024. To apply, visit DAAYTA 2024 Application Form.


The Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award offers more than just funding; it’s a platform for young visionaries to amplify their impact and contribute to Nigeria’s development.

If you meet the criteria and are passionate about driving change through your start-up, seize this chance.

For more details on DAAYTA, check out the official DAAYTA webpage.

Deadline for Applications: January 16, 2024. Don’t miss this opportunity to propel your entrepreneurial journey to new heights.

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