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The Access Bank has designed the Pitch-A-Ton competition to provide funding, business training, and mentoring to women who own and run businesses in Nigeria. If you are a woman and an entrepreneur, you may consider entering for it.

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Now in its fourth season, this annual competition is part of Access Bank’s W Initiative. The program has provided Mini-MBAs to 20 women, and grants of various sizes to finalists. This year, it will deliver mini-MBA certifications to 100 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria, and grants totaling over ₦16 million.

The Access Bank Pitch-A-Ton contest targets women entrepreneurs who run innovative businesses registered in Nigeria.


The prizes on offer include:

1. Cash Prizes

  • First Prize: ₦5 million
  • Second Prize: ₦4 million

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  • Third Prize: ₦3 million
  • Fourth Prize: ₦2 million
  • Fifth Prize: ₦1 million
  • Sixth Prize: ₦750,000
  • Seventh Prize: ₦500,000

2. Consolation Prizes: 20 applicants will get consolation prizes including free online advertisements and free website development

3. Mini-MBA: The top 100 applicants will take part in a 12 week mini-MBA program offered by the International Finance Corporation.


Applicants should meet these conditions:

Register to attend the Connect Nigeria Business Mixer
  • Be a woman aged 18-55 years old
  • Be resident in Nigeria
  • Own and run their business in Nigeria
  • Have their business registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)

The entry deadline for this competition is August 19, 2022.

If you would like to enter the Access Bank Pitch-A-Ton Africa Competition, click here.

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This article was first published on 28th July 2022


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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