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Access Bank Ghana Womenpreneur Pitch-A-ton 2023 for Women Entrepreneurs (GHS1,000,000 financial grant)

Applications are now ope for Access Bank Ghana Womenpreneur Pitch-A-ton 2023 for Women Entrepreneurs. Here’s how to apply:

Application Deadline:  29th October, 2023.

Launched in 2019, the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton programme is the first women-in-business support initiative of its kind in the industry offered by Access Bank’s W Initiative.

The programme was designed to provide female owned businesses across Africa an opportunity to access finance, world-class business trainings as well as mentoring opportunities aimed at growing their businesses.

The five(5) months competition is in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Agriculture and Finance Consultants (AFC).

Since its inception in Ghana, over 100 women entrepreneurs have received over 1.2 million cedis as grants, insurance, and mini-MBA with IFC. This year is no exception, more women in business stand the chance of winning a share of the GHS 300,000.00 cash prize and free business advisory services.

The five (5) months competition will partner Agriculture and Finance Consultants (AFC) and The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Eligibility Requirements

Women between the ages of 18 and 45, who:

a.    Are resident in Ghana.

b.    Own and manage an Agribusiness or Agro-allied business.

c.    Own at least 50% shares in business.

d.    Business must be registered and in active operations for (1) one year and above.

e.    Businesses in the underlisted sub-sectors are eligible to apply:

  • Aggregation of Agric. Produce
  • Agri-Tech Service Provision
  • Agric. Input Supply
  • Cereal/Grain Processing
  • Fruit Processing
  • Livestock/Poultry Rearing
  • Natural Ingredients Processing
  • Root & Tuber Processing
  • Food processing and packaging
  • Aquaculture & Fisheries
  • Agricultural extension & advisory services
  • Agricultural logistics & transportation
  • Agricultural research & development
  • Agricultural machinery & equipment
  • Primary Agricultural producers
  • Restaurants
  • Agrochemicals – manufacturing or trading eg. Fertilizer, pesticides etc

Rewards

  • 1st prize- GHS100,000
  • 2nd prize- GHS100,000
  • 3rd Prize – GHS100,000
  • 4th prize – GHS10,000
  • 5th prize – GHS10,000
  • 6th prize – GHS10,000
  • MD’s Special Award – GHS20,000

Non-Financial Reward

  1. Website Design
  2. Publicity

Non-Financial Prize

  • Free Business Advisory Services for 3 months for all top 50 finalists

Training

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  • The final 50 applicants will attend the boot camp developed in partnership with AFC and GIZ for five weeks.
  • The boot camp will involve virtual, practical, and coaching training methods.
  • Graduating enterprises/Women will compete and pitch their business by infusing learnings from the trainings.
  • Business Management Bootcamp will involve a 1 week in-person training and a 4-week virtual training

Application Process:

Stage 1:

  1. Fill out the online application.
  2. Fill out your personal and business details correctly.
  3. Fill out a brief description of your business and attach business registration documents.
  4. Upload your one-minute pitch video (Tell us about your business in 60 seconds. Create a 60-second video with clear audio about your business using a video camera or a phone. The video should not be more than 150 MB).
  5. Complete your registration.
  6. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for in-person visits of their businesses.

Stage 2:

  1. Top 50 applicants shortlisted will undergo the Business Management Bootcamp (BMB) by GIZ/AFC.

Stage 3:

  1. After the training, all 50 finalists will pitch before a jury.

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