2022 JCI Creative Young Entrepreneurs (CYE) Program for Enterprising Young Leaders from Nigeria

Deadline: March 13, 2022.

JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Program, is an international competition with a main objective to motivate JCI’s enterprising young leaders and starting in 2022, young people from outside of their network, to submit their innovative ideas and businesses through a Business Plan Template, with the opportunity of having it reviewed by delegated experts. The Creative Young Entrepreneur Program, through its sponsors and partners, will award the winners of the competition for their efforts and also play an important role to inspire and promote participants to create innovative new businesses and therefore jobs, in line with the JCI RISE Initiative to tackle the economic challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

JCI is looking for creative young entrepreneurs that have started a new business or created significant positive change in an existing business such as:

  • New product development
  • Service development
  • Approach to the market/marketing
  • Solved a business problem in a creative way
  • Changed a process in a positive and creative way


  • Young Entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 40
  • JCI Members & non-members


  1. The CYE Program helps foster business and entrepreneurship. Tap into your competitive side and enterprising spirit as a Global Entrepreneur.
  2. By participating in CYE, participants can take their leadership skills to the next level. With a variety of ways to get involved, there’s something for everyone, including the opportunity to enhance your business through the Creative Young Entrepreneur program.
  3. MENTORSHIP: By providing expert mentorship and as part of the CYE experience, this program is not only a grading system but instead is an experience for participants to actively learn and receive insightful feedback.
  4. NETWORKING: Whether a participant is first place or not, their business is sure to benefit from the experience. Get connected to Creative Entrepreneurs like yourself across the Globe.


  • 10 Awardees will be chosen for Nigeria by an independent panel of judges. They will be announced at the award event on Saturday, 11th June 2022.
  • Awardees at the National level will be forwarded to the International stage.
  • The winner will be chosen by an International panel of Judges, and announced at JCI World Congress.


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