Edo Future 500 (EF500) is an initiative of the Edo State Skills Development Agency,
to build the next generation of captains of industry in key sectors in Nigeria. The
goal of the program is to provide young entrepreneurs with the right knowledge, depth,
commitment, and experience to become Captains of Industry within 5 years. The process would bring together
budding entrepreneurs from all LGAs in Edo State and set them on a path to thrive sustainably.
Sales Support and Market Expansion: During the fellowship,
fellows will participate in activities to boost business sales and expand their market reach.
Professional Skills Development: During the fellowship,
fellows will be provided with professional skills development training based on their interest.
Improve Business Visibility: Fellows will be provided with opportunities to
increase the visibility of their businesses beyond their business locality or region.
Attachment to Mentors: During the fellowship, fellows will be attached to mentors to provide
them with guidance and support towards making the right decisions for business growth.