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  Access Bank is inviting women who are entrepreneurs to enter the Pitch-A-ton competition for a chance to win up to ₦5 million in financial grants, plus other benefits. If you’d like to secure significant funding for your SME and receive training that will enable you to take your business to the next level of growth, you should consider taking advantage of this opportunity.
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This year, the 5th edition of the Access Bank Pitch-A-ton competition takes place. It will see the top contestants get a total of ₦17 million in grants. About 120 women entrepreneurs will also benefit from a mini-MBA offered by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and be certified after completing the program.


Women-owned and run businesses which enter the Access Bank Pitch-A-ton competition will benefit from it in the following ways:
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  • Stand a chance of winning a share of the ₦17 million on offer (with the top entrepreneur going home with a ₦5 million grant)
  • Get the chance to be trained for 8 weeks and certified in a mini-MBA program provided by the International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group)
  • Build capacity and acquire skills that will enable them to take their business to new levels of growth
  • Learn how to pitch their business to potential partners, customers, and investors


This opportunity is open to persons who meet these criteria:
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  • Should be women aged between 18 and 55 years
  • Have a business that they have been running for at least one year
  • Their business should be at least 50% owned by women
  • Entrepreneurs should be willing to participate in the program, which will run for up to 3 months
Applications will remain open until August 11, 2023. If you would like to enter the Access Bank Pitch-A-ton competition, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Opportunity Desk
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This article was first published on 1st July 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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