The Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton program, which debuted in 2019, is the industry’s first women-in-business support initiative, provided by Access Bank’s W Initiative. In its first round, the program gave free mini-MBA certification to 50 Nigerian women entrepreneurs and financial grants totaling N9 million to the top three applicants. This was done in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC, a World Bank Group member). The program was expanded to eleven more African countries where Access Bank’s W project is present. As a result, the initiative has offered Mini-MBAs to over 300 African women entrepreneurs. This year marks the program’s fifth season, intending to provide mini-MBA certification to more than 120 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria and awards totaling over N17 million Naira to WSMEs.
Are you a woman who owns and operates your own business? Is your company forward-thinking? What about some expert training to help your business grow?What about a grant to help your company expand?
- Female entrepreneurs interested in participating must be between the ages of 18 and 55 and must have operated a firm for at least one year with at least 50% female ownership.
They will benefit from an exclusive and certified Mini-MBA and grant prizes.
The program is designed for a (3) three-month period. It includes (8) eight weeks of mini-MBA training in alliance with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and pitching sessions to a Pan-African Jury panel where the highest-performing contenders will pitch their businesses, fostering learnings from the mini-MBA, and will be eligible for financial grants and other consolation prizes.
- All online applications will be examined and assessed by independent business experts for all 500 candidates who will be asked to submit a sixty-second video presentation to be selected as one of the final top 120 finalists.
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Application Deadline: August 11, 2023