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Young Entrepreneurs Leadership Programme (YELP) Application Form (2021-2022)

Application deadline: Monday 31st January 2022 


The OXFO x FMDQ Young Entrepreneurs Leadership Programme (YELP) will offer twenty (20) young emerging Nigerian leaders with a bespoke leadership training programme delivered over 4 months.

This online programme requires a commitment of at least 10 hours per month, consisting of:
  1. Roundtable discussions with world-leaders in business and entrepreneurship;
  2. Masterclasses to build essential leadership skills, and;
  3. Online community social events with your peers.

  • If successful, you must be available to take part in the 4-month programme which runs from 25th April 2022 to 26th August 2022

  • The form must be completed by aspiring young entrepreneurial leaders (aged 21-35 years) based in Nigeria.


  • Application deadline: Monday 31st January 2022 at 23:59 GMT 
  • Interviews: Monday 7th February to Friday 18th February 2022
  • Selected leaders announced: By Friday 25th February 2022 
  • Programme starts: Monday 25th April 2022 
  • Programme ends: Friday 26th August 2022 

  • Background
  • The Oxford Foundry (OXFO) and FMDQ Private Markets Limited (FMDQ), Africa’s first vertically integrated financial market infrastructure group, have partnered to accelerate the growth of Nigeria’s start-up ecosystem and nurture a future generation of young Nigerian leaders in entrepreneurship, through knowledge exchange and collaboration.  

  • For further information, please read our FAQs and the press release on the OXFO and FMDQ partnership. For specific enquiries, please email us at yelp@fmdqgroup.com and info@oxfordfoundry.ox.ac.uk  

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