1) BET 6 – Building Entrepreneurs Today is a Diamond bank initiative to support and grow Nigerian businesses.I am a beneficiary of this program, it was indeed a life changing experience. Entries are currently being received for the 2016 edition.
Top 50 Nigerian businesses will be selected and provided with extensive training,mentoring and advisory by Enterprise Development Centre. The top 5 businesses win N3million.
Sectors of interest this year are education,health and agriculture.
Find more information on the BET 6 (2016) programme here – www.diamondbankbet6.com/signup
Submission deadline – 14th September 2016
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2) IBPLC Kickstart Nigeria innovation business plan competition – this programme involves business skill training ,business mentoring and coaching. There is also a provision for grant for business start up and or expansion.This programme is run by IBPLC foundation.It is aimed at instilling a culture of entrepreneurship among youth in the south west of Nigeria.
Find more information here – www.ibpkickstart.com
Submission deadline – 7th September 2016
3) Oxfam – EDC SME development program 2016 for young Nigerian entrepreneurs ; it is aimed at providing tailor made business development services to support SMEs in Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda and Vietnam.
Sectors of interest – Agriculture , manufacturing ,producers of women’s consumer products, ICT, renewable energy and recycling
Find more information here – www.onlineregportal.com/oxfam/home
Submission deadline – 31st August 2016