IB PLC Hero’s Foundation Kickstart Programme

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IB PLC Hero’s Foundation Kickstart is International Breweries PLC’s corporate social investment (CSI) initiative run by its subsidiary IB PLC Hero’s Foundation. 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

First launched in South Africa in 1995 as a poverty alleviation initiative, the programme has also been implemented in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Tanzania.

The ultimate goal of the programme is helping to build a young prosperous society by helping to create a culture of entrepreneurship thereby reducing youth unemployment in Nigeria.

ELIGIBILITY:

The competition is open to Nigerians between the ages 18 to 35 years who live and have their businesses in the following states: Abia, Anambra, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Imo and Rivers states.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 and at most 35 years with valid identification (e.g National I.D; Drivers License; International Passport; Voters Registration, etc) as at the last day of the application period.
  • He or she must be willing to operate the business on a full-time basis.
  • Should have an innovative business idea in need of a startup capital.
  • Or already have an existing small business needing capital to expand operations.
  • Energetic and entrepreneurial in approach.
  • Should be able to read and write.

 


PROGRAMME PHASE

Application

  • Interested individuals should apply by downloading the application form here or pick up hard copies at the various designated centres and partners’ offices across Nigeria. All forms must be filled, signed and submitted at the following centers:
ABIA Vic Dave Global No 16 Mission Hill, Umuahia.
ANAMBRA (ONITSHA) Chazmax Intgrated Ltd 9 Limca Road, Onitsha.
ANAMBRA (AWKA) Ugezgold Ventures Nig Ltd Kwata by Slaughter, Court Rd, Awka.
BAYELSA Tojesco Enterprise Okaki Junction Yenegoa, Bayelsa State
BENUE Syxim Services Ltd 28 Iorchia Ayu Way, Wurukum, Makurdi
BENUE International Breweries Depot 7 New Otukpo Road, Makurdi, Benue State
DELTA (ASABA) Everends Lead Nig Ltd 4 DLA Road Asaba
DELTA (WARRI) Omejeph Global Resource, Warri Before Aeroplane Spot, Ughelli Portharcout Rd, Okpe Warri
EBONYI Ginibo Inter Services Ltd 97 Ogoja Rd, Abakaliki.
EDO Cuneo Wedge Limited 9B Siloko Rd, Benin.
EDO International Breweries Depot 91 Ekenwan Road, Oredo LGA, Benin City, Edo State
ENUGU Phocles Nigeria Ltd 4th Avenue, Secretariat Quarters, Asata by Oloko Gate Bus Stop, Ogui Road, Enugu
IMO Amadi & Sons Ltd Plot PF/3Housing Estate, Area B, Adjacent 4040 Night Club, Owerri.
RIVERS ND System 169 Airport Road, Rupuokwu Town, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Scanned copies of completed forms can also be submitted online: submission@herokickstartnigeria.org

Basic requirements are contained in the application section.

For further enquiries visit www.herokickstartnigeria.org

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