50 Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria and other African Countries: Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Program

Up to NGN 5 million financial grants and free mini MBA certification will be made available to 50 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria through the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Program.

An annual program by the Access Bank Plc, the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Program is a pioneer women-in-business support initiative of its kind in the industry. Furthermore, the program was first launched in 2019.

Access 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. This allows women to grow their business as well as other Business Support Services.

Application Deadline: August 13, 2021

Fifty finalists will pitch their businesses, infusing learnings from the mini-MBA, and will stand an opportunity to win financial grants up to NGN 5 million | Photo credits: Official Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Program website

Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Program Details

During its first run, the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Program offered a total of NGN 9 million to the top five applicants. Additionally, the program has also given fully-funded mini MBA certifications for 50 Nigerian women entrepreneurs.

For the 2021 Womenpreneur edition, the award-giving body has decided to extend the opportunity to six other African countries where Access Bank’s W initiative is present. The countries are as follows: Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Gambia, and Congo.

As part of the graduation requirements, the 50 finalists will pitch their businesses, infusing learnings from the mini-MBA, and will stand an opportunity to win financial grants up to NGN 5 million.

Eligibility of Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

In order to qualify for the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Program, the candidates must be women entrepreneurs in Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Gambia, and Congo.

Furthermore, interested applicants must run their own innovative business. In any case, as long as the women meet the basic standards and are looking to expand their businesses through grants and some expert training, the Womenpreneur Program will gladly welcome them.

How to Apply for a Chance to Land NGN 5 Million Grant and a free mini MBA certification

In order to start the application process, interested women entrepreneurs must create a profile on the official Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Program website.


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