Learn about Access Bank’s Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton 2023, a unique initiative empowering women entrepreneurs through financial grants and free mini-MBA certification.
Access Bank’s Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton 2023 is a distinctive initiative championing the growth of women entrepreneurs in Africa.
Conceived in 2019, this pioneering program by Access Bank’s W Initiative continues to blaze the trail in the industry, dedicated to empowering women who dare to dream.
A Unique Entrepreneurship Program for Women
The Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton program has a laudable record of providing a free mini-MBA certification to over 350 women entrepreneurs across Africa.
The 2023 edition targets another 120 innovative women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to participate in this transformative journey.
How the Program Evolved
Initially, the program provided mini-MBA certifications to 50 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria and grants worth N9Million to the top 3 applicants.
Thanks to our partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC, a member of the World Bank Group), the program’s reach expanded to ten other African countries.
Now, in its 5th season, the program aims to distribute over N17Million Naira to WSMEs.
About Access Bank
For the past 26 years, Access Bank Plc has grown from a modest Nigerian bank into a first-rate African financial institution.
We are proud to be among the five largest banks in Nigeria in terms of assets, loans, deposits, and branch network.
Our Journey and Expertise
Access Bank’s success story is a testament to our commitment to client solutions.
Our robust long-term approach has earned us a reputation in corporate banking, and we’re channeling this expertise into personal and business banking platforms.
Our Sustainable Business Practices
Our ongoing growth strategy includes mainstreaming sustainable business practices into our operations.
We aim to achieve sustainable economic growth that is profitable, environmentally responsible, and socially relevant.
Benefits of Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton
The Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton is not just a competition; it’s an opportunity for growth, learning, and recognition.
Prizes to be won
There are two categories for prizes:
- Category 1:
- First prize is N5 million naira
- Second prize is N4 million naira
- Third prize is N3 million naira
- Fourth prize is N2 million naira
- Fifth prize is N1 million naira
- Category 2: Five participants stand to win N500,000.
Additionally, 20 applicants will receive consolation prizes such as free advertising and website development.
The top 120 applicants will receive a 12-week mini MBA training from the International Finance Corporation, setting them on the path to grow their businesses exponentially.
Requirements for Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Qualification
- You must have an Access Bank account (Individual or Business account).
- You must be a woman in Business with a minimum of 50% ownership.
- You must be aged between 18 to 55.
- Your business must have been operating for over 1 year.
- You must complete and submit the application form.
- You must submit a one-minute video pitch about your Business.
- Your business must be registered.
- You must be available to undergo the Mini-MBA program physically in Lagos.
In conclusion, the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton 2023 provides a unique opportunity for women entrepreneurs to expand their horizons, scale their businesses and make their mark.
Are you ready to seize the opportunity?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton program?
It’s a unique program by Access Bank’s W Initiative aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs through grants and free mini-MBA certification.
Who can apply for the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton program?
Women entrepreneurs aged between 18 to 55, owning a minimum of 50% of a business that’s been operating for over a year.
What are the benefits of the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton program?
It offers financial grants, a free mini-MBA certification, free advertising, and website development to the winners.
What is the application process for the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton program?
The application process includes two stages involving an application form submission, a video pitch, and physical participation in the Mini-MBA program in Lagos.
Who are the partners for the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton program?
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is a partner in the program.