Best Projects 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Published on May 20, 2020 um 07:29
Type of Enterprise
Year the ngo or company was founded
Explain your project in details:
Internapp aims to match interested and skilled African talents with leading global companies and organizations through a temporary work experience program ranging from 3 to 12 months. Students will be able to work remotely or in-person and will be paid $100 or more in monthly stipends while graduates or young professionals will be paid $300 or more. To be sure stipends are disbursed as at when due, a payment wallet is embedded in the cross-platform app which link users' profiles to their bank accounts. We envision a world where academia has intertwining relationship with industry.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
We partner with leading companies and organizations worldwide to codesign a workplace learning experience for students and graduates or young professionals to take a chance on themselves, utilizing available career mapping tools to make informed decisions about a working life they find fulfilling. This technical redesign of staffing industry will help achieve full and productive employment, and decent work for all men and women. An important metric we use to evaluate the project's success is the cumulative number of enrolled users month-over-month.
Sustainability and future plans
Business model is perched: 1.5% of average users' monthly stipends (UMS) and premium resume drafting. We are raising $85,000 pre-seed funding round to finance cost of advertising, marketing, content and localization, legal, taxes, and the cost to build and deploy our minimum viable product (MVP) to market. We will be investing heavy in branding such that '' work experience'',''time-bound/temporary staffing'',''internship'', and internapp become synonymous. To enforce our market positioning for future growth, we will be signing on relevant college alumni networks or university partners that will cause a positive continuum of network effects: the more talents we match to global companies successfully, the more they come to us and more companies are onboarded. We will also be accelerating our reach and presence by penetrating more African markets.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I identify as vintage because I believe I'm the best of my kind - Don't always follow the norms, play hard, work hard, imaginative, and competitive. At 27 years, I have become a budding entrepreneur, creative writer and avid traveler. I started the course of my life from a small, quiet city: Umuahia, Abia State where I picked up numerous honors and awards such as best pupil in math and physics at a private high school, including a stint of stay at 3 other boisterous cities - Owerri, Lagos, Abuja. I thought I had my life and career progression figured out until I attained adulthood. I was aged 22: a young creative mind that was coerced to study civil engineering at one of the best technological universities in Nigeria. Since the study did not interest me no more I clamored for a change, but was met with constant rebuke. While in the university, I landed several scholarships to study International Business in USA and Europe but could not go. I felt stucked and unfulfilled. In my quest to create a legacy project, I conceived a vision within the Edtech space - To bridge the gap between academia and industry, and in the process birthed CANIP-F. This was an aggregation of 3 peculiar services construct; the internship placement, career counseling chatbot and full scholarship board. As a whole entity, CANIP-F failed, but the internal processes helped to equip me with relevant networks, resources and capabilities to launch its new born known as Internapp.