The Access Bank Entrepreneurship Grant (5Million naira)
Application for Access Bank 5Million naira Entrepreneurship Grant to Women is open for this year,
Application details below
This opportunity is open to all Women in Entrepreneurship who are citizens of anyone of the 54 African countries.
Following the 5million naira grant is a opportunity for MBA.
The application is open currently and would be so open till 13th of August, this 2022.
The opportunity is for Africa women who have positive answers to one or all of the below questions. If your answers are yes
Are you a woman who owns and runs her business?
Is your business innovative?
Do you need a grant to expand your business?
What about some expert training to help grow your business?
Access Bank launches Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Season 3.
Empowering female entrepreneurs across Africa countries.
As part of the Bank’s mandate to empower female entrepreneurs with financial and
business skills, Access Bank Plc has unveiled the third edition of its Womenpreneur Pitch- a-ton Africa program.
The Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa program is designed to provide female owned businesses across Africa an opportunity to access finance, world-class business trainings as well as mentoring opportunities.
This program has been designed to create an enabling environment for female entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.
Speaking at the launch of the third edition of the initiative, Ayona Trimnell, Group Head
W Initiative, said, “Access Bank has been a leading advocate for women’s economic
empowerment in Africa and this is the key motivation for the ‘W’ Initiative which caters to the women economy particularly in the areas of financing, capacity building and creating networking opportunities for women”.
She further stated that “we launched the first. Womenpreneur pitch-a-ton initiative in 2019 in line with our value proposition to be the No. 1 Bank of Choice for women in Nigeria, and we have received over 100,000 applications over the last 2 years.
In 2020, despite the pandemic, we were able to expand the program to other female entrepreneurs across 7 African countries with 3 winners emerging from Sierra Leone,
Ghana and Zambia out of 50 finalists this year we are making the program bigger
and better by increasing the numbers to 100 women entrepreneurs who will emerge as finalists’’ ‘’The programme will also be opening up to a total of 9 African countries: Nigeria,
Democratic Republic of
And the Gambia”.
The 2021 Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa program will officially kick off on Monday, June 21st – August 13th, 2021 and will offer financial grants, an exclusive certified capacity building program and business coaching aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs.
Interested female entrepreneurs who meet the criteria of having an existing business for at least one year with at least 50% female ownership and between the age range of 18-45 years are eligible and required to fill an online application.
All online applications will be reviewed and screened by independent business experts to five hundred (500) candidates who will be required to send in a sixty-second video pitch for the opportunity to be selected as part of the final top 100 candidates who will benefit from an exclusive and certified Mini-MBA and grant prizes.
“The program is designed as a 3-month period comprising 12 weeks of mini-MBA
training in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and pitching sessions to a Pan-African Jury panel where the top one hundred (100) finalists will pitch their businesses, infusing leanings from the mini-MBA and will stand an opportunity to win financial grants and other consolation prizes.”
As a leading commercial bank in Nigeria, Access Bank has made significant investments aimed at enhancing growth in the Small and Medium-size Enterprise sector.
The Bank is also a major advocate for women in business through innovative offerings like the W Power Loan, a discounted financing at 15% interest per annum, for women to grow their
business as well as other Business Support Services.