Apply for The KickStart Season 3.0 Business Grant Programme

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Kickstart season 3.0

The programme run by IB PLC Foundation with the ultimate goal of building a young prosperous society by creating a culture of entrepreneurship among the youths, thereby reducing youth unemployment in the South West. The KickStart programme is one major initiative that would turn around the lives of youths in the area and improve the economic prosperity of the South West.

Season 2 saw the emergence of 24 lucky finalists who got grants to kickStart their businesses from the tune of N500,000 to N1,800,000. These business cut across some notable economic providers like Agriculture, Food production, Fashion and Design, Arts and Entertainment, Education and much more.

Season 3.0 is here, and promises to be bigger than any of the previous seasons of the program.

ELIGIBILITY

  • The competition is open ONLY to South Westerners of 18 to 35 years who live or have their business within the South Western region.
  • 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:

Applicants can apply by visiting the website, filling and submitting the form online or downloading the application form, filling and submitting. Drop off can be made at various designated centres and partners’ offices across the region. All forms must be filled, signed and submitted at the specified date and time.

Application is from October 9th and closes November 6th 2017 (12h00).

Interested individuals should download the application form here

Download Application form

or

Register Online

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.

Basic requirements are contained in the application section.

SHORT LISTING:

Top entries will be selected based on the merit and quality of their business case by a team of seasoned evaluators. Each form will be scored against the “Screening Sheet”. The sheet will be used to grade and rank all submitted application form for clarity of purpose and fairness to all applicants, the Screening sheet is an internal document. Scores are not shared externally.

TRAINING PROGRAMME:

Successful applicants will then 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

At the end of the training, applicants will be given one month to write the final competing business plan which will be submitted in person at the Head Office in Ilesha, Osun State.

FINAL SELECTION:

  • Each judge is given a copy of each submission document for review.
  • Judges convene to interview applicants on their business plans.
  • Business plan and interviews for each applicant are rated and scores aggregated to determine winners (Kickstart Finalists).
  • The outcome of the judges’ decision remains confidential until the Awards Ceremony and Grant Presentation.
  • The decision of the judges is final and cannot be contested.

KICKSTART AWARDS:

This will be the grand event and winners will be announced and presented with their prizes. It will be a high profile event with government functionaries and business persons in attendance.

MENTORING & MONITORING:

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.

Application Closes at November 6th 2017 (12h00)

Download Application form

or

Register Online

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1 COMMENT

  1. Utibe Etim, in your capacity as a mentor and accredited entrepreneurial incubator, why did you limit the chances you have to only the westerners?…..does that read equal opportunity policy? I am asking this because, here in Enugu, every body that came for the just concluded World Bank Grants got it without anybody asking them where they came from not minding what Enugu State spent in activating, processing and concluding it. Make una na a wath kwa oh!……..O.A.Godwin in Enugu 08037512808

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