Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa 2022

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?

If you have answered YES to any of the questions above, the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa 2022 is for you.

As part of its promise to continuously provide financial and business skills to female entrepreneurs, leading Nigerian retail bank Access Bank Plc has unveiled the second edition of its Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton program.

Before you apply, kindly read through this piece to learn the full details about this award- the eligibility criteria, requirements, application deadline, and more. This might be a chance to improve your business. The table below will give you an overview of what you should expect.

About Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa

Launched in 2019, the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa was the first women-in-business support initiative of its kind in the industry offered by the Access Bank W Initiative. The program in its maiden edition provided financial grants worth N5Million to the top 5 applicants with a free mini MBA certification for 50 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria. This it did with the International Finance Corporation (IFC, a member of the World Bank Group).

This year, the program is being extended to 9 other African countries where Access Bank’s W initiative has its presence. These countries are Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, Sierra-Leone, Gambia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, and Congo hence the tag name “Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton Africa.

The Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa 2022 Campaign provides female-owned businesses across Africa an opportunity to access finance and world-class business training as well as mentoring opportunities. This program has been designed to create an enabling environment for female entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. 

The Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa 2022 will provide a financial grant of up to a N5Million and a unique capacity-building program aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs. The 3-month program incorporates pitching sessions and 8 weeks of mini-MBA training in collaboration with the IFC.

Interested persons from Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, and Rwanda and with extension to Sierra Leone, Gambia, & Congo who meet the criteria are invited to fill an online application. The five hundred candidates selected from this pool will then send in a sixty-second video pitch which will be screened by a credible panel of business experts to select fifty finalists.

Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa- Value of Award

  • The Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa 2022 will provide up to N5Million financial grant and a unique capacity building program aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs
  • The program is designed as a 3-month period incorporating pitching sessions and 8 weeks of mini-MBA training in collaboration with the IFC
  • As part of the graduation requirements, the fifty finalists will pitch their businesses, infusing teachings from the mini-MBA and will stand an opportunity to win financial grants up to N5Million.

Who is Eligible for Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa

Eligible Countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, Sierra-Leone, Gambia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, and Congo

Number of Awards: Not specified

How to Apply for Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa

Click on the BUTTON below to apply.

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Application Deadline

At the time of writing this article, the website doesn’t bear the application deadline yet.

So, keep checking back for more updates.

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