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.
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.
- 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: email@example.com
Basic requirements are contained in the application section.
For further enquiries visit www.herokickstartnigeria.org