Win upto N3m Grant from IB PLC Hero’s Foundation KickStart Programme 2019

Turn your idea into a Business
IB PLC Hero’s Foundation is kickstarting a brighter future for Nigerian youths through entrepreneurship support.

For the past three years, International Breweries has implemented a far reaching and impactful empowerment initiative: Kickstart.

Kickstart is an African initiative of the AB InBev group the program hitherto has been successfully implemented in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Tanzania. In Nigeria, the program started in 2016 and has run three editions in the South West and South East region of the country.

Unlike previous editions that were regional, the 2019 edition is national.

Kickstart (called Hero Kickstart in the South and Trophy Kickstart in the West), is aimed at creating a culture of entrepreneurship in young people by: enhancing participants’ business awareness and skills through training.

The Kickstart initiative also provides grants as start-up capital for new businesses or to support expansion of existing businesses while also providing post investment support through coaching and mentoring.

The programme supports youth-owned businesses through business training, seed capital, post-investment support (mentoring and coaching).

It is aimed at instilling a culture of entrepreneurship among Nigerian youths by encouraging them to develop their big ideas into sustainable businesses or expand their existing businesses through the provision of material and financial support which include:

  • Business development skill training
  • Business mentoring and coaching
  • Provision of grant for business start-up and or expansion


In order to participate in the kickstart program, prospective awardees are required to fill and submit an application form. In order to be considered for the short listing, applicants are required to meet the following requirements:

· They must be from 18 years to 35 years.

· They must be able to communicate in English language (read, write and speak).

· They must reside in and have their business operations in Nigeria.

· Their business must be within the following areas:


                  Circular Packaging (e.g. recycling)         

                  Climate Action        

                  Water Stewardship     







· For existing business, their business must not be more than 3 years.

How to Appy

If you are interested and you are also qualified, you can visit the link below to submit your application online. Click here to apply for the KickStart Programme 2019

Visit Kickstart website for more information

If you need help in applying for this programme, kindly contact us on 07031542324 or utibeman(@)

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