IB PLC Foundation KickStart Program for Entrepreneurs 2017 (Season 3)

IB PLC Foundation KickStart Program for Entrepreneurs 2017 (Season 3)

Deadline: November 6, 2017

International Breweries PLC Foundation is calling on local indigenous entrepreneurs solving social problems facing the South Western region of Nigeria to apply for its KickStart Program. The KickStart program is a competition for budding entrepreneurs and innovators, providing them with business-skills training, development support, mentorship and chance to come away with grant fund.

The ultimate goal of the programme is to help build a young prosperous society by creating a culture of entrepreneurship among the youths, thereby reducing youth unemployment for indigenes in the South West. The KickStart program is one major initiative that would turn around the lives of youths in the area and improve the economic prosperity of the South Western Region.

Grants are provided for businesses that cut across some notable economic providers like Agriculture, Food production, Fashion and Design, Arts and Entertainment, Education and much more.

Benefits

  • Successful applicants will undergo intensive business training sessions for one (1) week. The modules for the training will include:
    • Human Resources
    • Business Plan Writing
    • Book Keeping
    • Income Statements
  • There will be a grand event where winners will be announced and presented with their prizes. It will be a high profile event with government functionaries and business persons in attendance.
  • The awardees will have access to carefully selected expert assistance through mentorship and coaching for the period of a year. The Kickstart finalists are under the obligation to observe and implement the advice as tendered by the mentors. There will be monthly update on the progress made and business performance which will be shared with the Foundation and IB PLC Management.

Eligibility

  • The competition is open only to South Westerners who live or have their business within the South Western region of Nigeria;
  • Applicants must be at least 18 and at most 35 years with valid identification (e.g National I.D; Drivers Licence; International Passport; Voters Registration, etc.) as at the last day of the application period;
  • He or she must be willing to operate the business on a full-time basis;
  • Have an innovative business idea in need of a start-up capital or already have an existing small businesses needing capital to expand operations;
  • Energetic and entrepreneurial in approach;
  • Must be able to read and write.

Application

  • Interested applicants are to download the application form or register online here.
  • Alternative applicants can pick up hard copies at three places namely;
    • International Breweries PLC, Lawerence Omole Way, Omi Asoro, Ilesha, Osun State.
    • International Breweries PLC, Head Office, 22/36 Glover Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
    • International Breweries Depot, Beside PZ Cussons, Off NIPCO Petrol Station, Along Challenge, Iwo Expressway, Sanyo Area, Ibadan – Oyo State.

Form submission can be made at these various designated centres and partners’ offices across the region. All forms must be filled, signed and submitted at the following centers:

  • International Breweries PLC, Lawerence Omole Way, Omi Asoro, Ilesha, Osun State.
  • International Breweries PLC, Head Office, 22/36 Glover Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
  • International Breweries Depot, Beside PZ Cussons, Off NIPCO Petrol Station, Along Challenge, Iwo Expressway, Sanyo Area, Ibadan – Oyo State.
  • J.O Ogungbola: Odo Aro Area, Along Ogbomosho Road, Oyo state.
  • Enikem Nigeria Limited: Plot 2, Olabisi Onobanjo way, FMC, Idi Aba, Abeokuta – Ogun State.
  • Oriky Stores: No 15, St Michael Secondary School Road, Ijoka, Akure – Ondo State.
  • Ola charity concept: 64, Araromi street, Araromi Akure. ONDO
  • J.K. Adeyemo: Irona Street, Ado Ekiti – Ekiti State.

Applications are open from October 9 and closes November 6, 2017 (12h00).

For more information, visit IBPLC Foundation KickStart Program.

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