Hutzpa Excellence Leadership Program: A Fellowship for Young Innovation Leaders

Deadline: 31 March 2019

Applications are now open for Hutzpa Excellence Leadership Program (The HELP Fellowship) which is a three-month scholarship training programme in Innovation Leadership. It is a platform that empowers young professionals in Africa to emerge as influencers and inspirers of innovation in their spheres.

Selected candidates are trained by global experts to identify opportunities, proffer solutions, improve systems, and scale up excellence using innovation concepts and methods.


The theme of the Y.I.L Fellowship is “scaling up excellence”. The fellowship programme includes: lectures, plenary sessions, workshops, and demonstrations.

Insightful sub-themes that will be covered in the lectures include:

  • Leadership in Innovation and Innovation in Leadership
  • Innovation Trends
  • Innovation Management


It is phased into three parts:

  • The Pre-Challenge Training: Selected participants receive intensive training from global experts on innovation management and leadership in Lagos, Nigeria (22nd-26th May, 2019)
  • The Challenge phase: Participants are involved in capstone projects for four months
  • The Post-Challenge Training: Participants undergo another week of intensive training, which will include evaluation of capstone projects in Lagos, Nigeria (22nd-26th October, 2019).


  • Participants become HELP Fellows and receive privileged access to mentorship and resources for career growth
  • Annual in-person gathering of industry champions to exchange ideas and discuss value creation
  • Membership to the fastest growing network of innovation leaders
  • Access to mentors from a pool of global industry experts
  • Opportunity to mentor young excellent minds
  • Participate in job fairs of leading global companies in Nigeria
  • Acquire skills to be an innovation leader through continuing professional education
  • Career counseling from global career experts
  • Full scholarship plus monthly stipends during the duration of the programme
  • Opportunity to works in teams to develop a novel technology while working on capstone projects

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: Nigeria

For more information, please visit

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