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Apply Now for the Access Bank Ghana Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Programme (GHS1,000,000)

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Apply Now for the Access Bank Ghana Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Programme (GHS1,000,000). The programme was launched in 2019 to support female-owned businesses across Africa.

The Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton programme is a unique initiative in the industry offered by Access Bank. The programme was made to provide female-owned businesses with the opportunity to access finance, worked-class business training, and mentoring to grow their business. The five (5) monthly competition is in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Agriculture and Finance Consultants (AFC).

Since the program was launched in Ghana, over 100 female-owned businesses have received over 1.2 million cedis as grants, insurance, and mini-MBA with IFC. 2023 is no exception because more entrepreneur women will stand the chance to win a share of the GHS 300,000.00 cash prize and free business advisory services. The five (5) months competition will partner with Agriculture and Finance Consultants (AFC) and The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Training Process for the Pitch-a-ton Programme

The training will involve:

  • The final 50 participants will attend a boot camp developed in partnership with AFC and GIZ for five (5) weeks.
  • The boot camp will involve virtual, practical, and coaching training methods.
  • The graduating enterprises/Women will compete and pitch their businesses by infusing learnings from the training.
  • The Business Management Bootcamp will involve a 1-week in-person training and a 4-week virtual training.

Eligibility and Requirements for the Pitch-a-ton Programme

Participants must meet the following:

  • Participants must be residents of Ghana.
  • Participants must own and manage an Agribusiness or Agro-allied business.
  • Participants must own at least 50% shares in the business.
  • Participant’s businesses must be registered and in active operations for (1) one year and above.
  • Participants’ businesses in the under-listed sub-sectors that are eligible to apply include Aggregation of Agric, Agri-Tech Service Provision, Agric. Input Supply, Cereal/Grain Processing, Fruit Processing, Livestock/Poultry Rearing, Natural Ingredients Processing, Root and tuber Processing, Food processing and packaging, Aquaculture and fisheries, Agricultural extension & advisory services, Agricultural logistics & transportation, Agricultural research & development, Agricultural machinery & equipment, Primary Agricultural producers, Restaurants, Agrochemicals, Manufacturing or trading.
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What You Stand to Gain from the Pitch-a-ton Programme

Selected participants will receive the following prize award:

  • The 1st prize is GHS100,000.
  • The 2nd prize is GHS100,000.
  • The 3rd Prize is GHS100,000.
  • The 4th prize is GHS10,000.
  • The 5th prize is GHS10,000.
  • The 6th prize is GHS10,000.
  • The Managing Director’s Special Award is GHS20,000.
  • Selected participants will receive free Business Advisory Services for three (3) months for all top 50 finalists.

Application Process

The application deadline is on the 29th October, 2023.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit the official webpage of the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Programme.

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