2019 Access Bank Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton for Nigeria Female Entrepreneurs

Deadline: August 9, 2019.

In 2006, Access Bank began a journey into the world of women and Banking on Women. After working through the Gender Empowerment Movement to invest in women for 8 years, the program evolved into a robust plan to provide women with banking solutions that meet their diverse career and lifestyle requirements named The ‘W’ Initiative.

The “W” is not a product, rather it is a blend of existing banking products and services bundled to effectively meet the present-day financial and lifestyle needs of women in identified sub-segments, as well as provide them with a complete and rewarding banking experience. The W, based on peculiarities and lifestyle classification, is segmented into the following;

  • Young Professional
  • W and Family
  • W in business
  • MHSS – Maternal Health Service Support



1. Women above 18yrs old.
2. Resident in Nigeria
3. Own and manage their own business in Nigeria

4. Innovative Business

5. Need a grant to expand her business.

6. Joint businesses can apply if:

i. a woman owns at least 50% of the business
ii. manages the business
iii. if selected, she will attend the mini MBA series



a. First prize is N5 million naira
b. Second prize is N3 million naira
c. Third prize is N1 million naira
d. The top 50 applicants will receive a 2 weeks mini MBA training from the
International Finance Corporation.



Stage 1:

A. Fill out the online application.
B. Fill out your personal and business details correctly
C. Fill out a brief description of your business.
D. Complete your registration and await the invitation to upload your video (only successful applicants will be invited to upload their videos)

Stage 2: Your business in 60 seconds

A. Tell us about your business in 60 seconds.
B. Create a 60-second video with clear audio about your business using a video camera or a phone.

C. Click the upload button afterwards to upload your pitch video.

Stage 3: You may be one of the top 50 applicants to be invited to the mini MBA
from the International Finance Corporation.




Click here to apply

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