Apply for Bruh ICT II 2023 if you fulfill the following eligibility criteria: • If you are an Ethiopian citizen between the age of 18-35; • If you have an innovative ICT/Digital Enabled business Idea that has a potential for operationalization, expansion and sustainability; •  If you want to access tailored training, incubation and acceleration support services to advance your entrepreneurial skills to turn your ideas into practice; • If you want to access a seed grant money and follow up coaching/mentoring services; • If you have not accessed a similar training/seed money/incubation/acceleration support services at least with in the past 2 years;  • [Women, disabled youths, internally displaced people are highly encouraged ]• Application Deadline: June 15, 2023


The competition


Entrepreneurs will be trained with intensive entrepreneurship training.


The finalists will be awarded seed grant money.


Entrepreneurs will be provided with an acceleration program to boost their business.

The Opportunity

STEDE is seeking applications from existing enterprises, youth, men, women, refugees and the diaspora to bring forth innovative ideas to solve cross-sectoral challenges in the following areas: livestock and livestock value chains, waste management, crop value additions, small and micro enterprises, innovation and technology infrastructure, health, agriculture, etc. to create jobs for refugees and host communities in Fafan Zone, meet public need and grow to become printable company on the way. The competition aims to use Jobs Creation Commission’s ‘BRUH’ Model: Train | Award | Accelerate. The application target areas are: Fafan Zone: with special focus in Jigjiga City; Awbare and Kabribaya woreda targeting the host and refugees.

How to apply?

Applicants must fulfil the below
  1. Application form must be filled
  2. Copies of the following document must be included
    • Company profile (if available)
    • Tax registration
    • Business registration document
    • Financial report of the last 2 years (if available)
  3. Applicants must include a cost-sharing contribution of at least 30% of the total cost

The Competition Process


All applicants must apply through an online registration.


Applicants will be shortlisted using a standard criterion


Shortlisted applicants will enter an intensive entrepreneurship training

Pitch Competition

The shortlisted and trained applicants will compete with each other in front of juries


Top finalists will be awarded a seed grant and a certificate


Top finalists will be provided with an acceleration program.