Applications are open: Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-A-ton Africa 2022 for women entrepreneurs across Africa (Naira 5 million financial grant & a mini MBA from International Finance Corporation)
Application Deadline: August 31st, 2022
The Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa programme is designed to provide female owned businesses across Africa an opportunity to access finance, world-class business trainings as well as mentoring opportunities. This programme has been designed to create an enabling environment for female entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.
Launched in 2019, the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton program is the first women-in-business support initiative of its kind in the industry offered by Access Bank’s W Initiative. The program in its maiden edition provided a free mini-MBA certification for 50 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria as well as financial grants worth N9Million to the top 5 applicants. This it did in conjunction with the International Finance Corporation (IFC, a member of the World Bank Group).
Subsequently, the program was extended to 10 other African countries where Access Bank’s W initiative has its presence. The program has since provided mini-MBA to 200 women entrepreneurs across Africa. This year hosts the 4th season of the program and seeks to provide mini-MBA certification to another 100 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria as well as grants worth over N16Million Naira to WSMEs
About The Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-A-ton Africa 2022
In 2006, Access Bank began a journey into the world of women and banking on women. After working through the Gender Empowerment Movement to invest in women for 8 years, the program evolved into a robust plan to provide women with banking solutions that meet their diverse career and lifestyle requirements named The ‘W’ Initiative.
The “W” is not a product, rather it is a blend of existing banking products and services bundled to effectively meet the present-day financial and lifestyle needs of women in identified sub-segments, as well as provide them with a complete and rewarding banking experience.
We believe that women are a powerful and key catalyst for change. We know and embrace the truth about empowering women. The W initiative does not only benefit women, but also the men in their lives; as they are either directly or indirectly impacted through the women in their lives who have benefited from the W.
Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-A-ton Africa 2022
- Are you a woman who owns and runs her business?
- Is your business innovative?
- What about some expert training to help grow your business?
- How about a grant to expand your business?
Eligibility Requirements for the Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-A-ton Africa 2022:
Women aged 18-55yrs old who are;
a. Resident in Nigeria,
b. Own and manage their own business in Nigeria
c. With businesses registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission
Prizes for the Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-A-ton Africa 2022:
- First prize is N5 million naira
- Second prize is N4 million naira
- Third prize is N3 million naira
- Fourth prize is N2 million naira
- Fifth prize is N1 million naira
- Sixth Prize is N750,000 naira
- Seventh Prize is N500,000
- 20 applicants will also receive consolation prizes such as free online advertisement and free website development
i. The top 100 applicants will receive a 12 weeks mini MBA training from the International Finance Corporation.
For More Information:
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