2021 Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-A-ton N5m Prize

Stand a chance to win up to 5 Million Naira as a Woman Entrepreneur.

African Businesses in selected countries who are female-led can apply to pitch their businesses and win a grant from Access bank and its partners.

About The Program

Launched in 2019, the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa was the first women-in-business support initiative of its kind in the industry offered by the Access Bank W Initiative. 

The program in its maiden edition provided financial grants worth 9 Million Naira to the top 5 applicants with a free mini MBA certification for 50 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria. 

This it did in conjunction with the International Finance Corporation (IFC, a member of the World Bank Group).

This year, the program is being extended to 8 other African countries where Access Bank’s W initiative has its presence. 

These countries are Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, Sierra-Leone, Gambia, Kenya, Mozambique and Congo hence the tag name “Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton Africa

Program Benefits

All online applications will be reviewed and screened by independent business experts to five hundred (500) candidates.

Selected candidates will be required to send in a sixty-second video pitch for the opportunity to be selected as part of the final top 100 candidates who will benefit from an exclusive and certified Mini-MBA and grant prizes.

Stand a chance to win ₦5m & a Mini MBA

  • Are you a woman who owns and runs her own business?
  • Is your business innovative?
  • Do you need a grant to expand your business?
  • What about some expert training to help grow your business?

If yes, then you should apply.

Program Design

The programme is designed as a 3-month period comprising 12 weeks of mini-MBA training in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Included are pitching sessions to a Pan-African Jury panel where the top one hundred (100) finalists will pitch their businesses, infusing learnings from the mini-MBA and will stand an opportunity to

win financial grants and other consolation prizes.

How to Apply:

If you qualify and are interested, kindly Click Here to learn more and apply for the 2021 Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-A-ton Africa.

Application Deadline: 

The program is open to all interested applicants who are from eligible African countries or whose businesses are run in eligible African countries. Application to the program closes on August 13th 2021.