Apply for the Kickstart Entrepreneurship Program 2023, an exciting opportunity for young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35. By applying, you can gain valuable benefits such as specialized training, guidance from experienced mentors, and the chance to receive a grant of up to 3 million naira. The Kickstart Entrepreneurship Program aims to support and empower aspiring entrepreneurs to kickstart their business ventures and turn their innovative ideas into reality. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your entrepreneurial skills and receive financial support for your startup.
About The Kickstart Program 2023
The Kickstart program, powered by the International Breweries Foundation, aims to support the growth and development of young entrepreneurs. The International Breweries Foundation is a branch of International Breweries Plc, which is part of the AB InBev Group. The foundation is dedicated to implementing impactful and sustainable projects.
The Kickstart Entrepreneurship Program provides assistance to youth-owned businesses by offering training, access to capital in the form of grants, and mentoring. The program focuses on promoting enterprise growth and empowering young entrepreneurs to succeed.
In addition to Nigeria, the Kickstart Entrepreneurship Program is also available in other African countries as part of the AB InBev Group’s Africa Zone initiative. The program has been successfully implemented in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Tanzania.
Since its inception in 2016, the Kickstart Entrepreneurship Program has been running editions in the South West and South East regions of Nigeria. However, starting in 2019, the program has expanded its reach and become a national intervention. It is now open to youths from all six geo-political zones of the country, providing them with opportunities for support and growth in their entrepreneurial endeavors.
To be eligible for shortlisting in the Kickstart Entrepreneurship Program, applicants need to meet the following requirements:
- Age: Applicants must be between 18 years and 35 years old.
- Communication: Applicants should have proficiency in the English language, including the ability to read, write, and speak it effectively.
- Location: Applicants must reside in Nigeria and have their business operations based in the country.
- Business Areas: The Kickstart Entrepreneurship Program is open to businesses in the following areas:
a. Agriculture: Specifically, rice farming, maize farming, sorghum farming, and other related agricultural ventures.
b. Circular Packaging: Businesses involved in sustainable and eco-friendly packaging solutions.
c. Retailing: Retail businesses that focus on selling International Breweries’ products.
d. Renewable Energy: Enterprises involved in renewable energy solutions.
e. Others: Other business areas that are not explicitly mentioned but align with the objectives of the Kickstart program.
- Business Age: The businesses applying must be within 0 to 3 years of operation.
How to apply
To apply for the Kickstart Entrepreneurship Program, follow these steps:
- Click on the application form link
- Fill out the application form provided. Make sure to provide accurate and detailed information about yourself and your business.
- Submit the completed application form online.
- After submission, your application will be reviewed by the Kickstart Entrepreneurship Program team.
- If selected, you will be contacted regarding the next steps of the application process.
- It is also important to read through the Terms and conditions of the Kickstart Entrepreneurship Program on the International Breweries Foundation Kickstart Entrepreneurship Program 2023 page
The Deadline for the Kickstart Entrepreneurship Program application Submission is Monday, July 24th, 2023.
Types of opportunity: Training
Deadline: Monday, July 24th, 2023
Worth: 3 million
Open to: Young entrepreneurs
Organizer: The International Breweries Foundation.
For questions about the Kickstart Entrepreneurship Program visit FAQ
For more questions about the Kickstart Entrepreneurship Program Email: International.Breweries@ng.ab-inbev.com
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