2015 Diamond Bank Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET 5) Programme for Entrepreneurs (Three Million Naira grant for Five Entrepreneurs)

Application Deadline: 23rd July 2015

Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET) Programme is one of Diamond Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives aimed at generating interest in entrepreneurship. Since 2010, Diamond Bank have partnered with the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University in training and nurturing micro, small and medium scale businesses under the BET programme.

Currently in its fifth season, the BET programme is an annual capacity building and business education project which involves the training of fifty (50) budding entrepreneurs over a period of six (6) months after which the top five (5) entrepreneurs are awarded Three Million Naira (N 3,000,000) grants to take their businesses to the next level.

This annual initiative has contributed immensely to the pool of skilled small and medium scale entrepreneurs as well as enduring wealth creation in the country.

While previous editions of the BET initiative were open to entrepreneurs involved in diverse economic sectors and businesses, the 2014 edition was open to only entrepreneurs involved in three (3) fundamental sectors – Agriculture, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Renewable Energy. These three sectors are key for any growing economy and it is believed that providing training and financial support for these sectors will impact the economy significantly.

This Corporate Social Responsibility initiative is making a huge impact on the lives of young people and is gradually changing society as small business owners are equipped with the right knowledge and skills to properly manage their businesses.

Diamond Bank BET 5 Focus Industries

  •  Fashion and Lifestyle,
  • Agriculture and Information and Communication Technology

Pitch in 60 Seconds

  • Tagged “Pitch In 60 Seconds’’, the programme expects MSME operators who are applying to be considered for the training and grant, to submit a 60 seconds video clip showing them ‘’pitching their business idea’’ to the public.
  • For objectivity, the audience or viewers will be invited to vote for their favourite business idea(s). The businesses with the highest votes qualifies for the next round of selection.

How to Apply:


  •  Create and upload your 60 secs video ( See ‘’How to upload a video on YouTube here’’)
  •  Fill your BET online application here and include your YouTube link
  •  Once you have successfully submitted your entry, get all your friends to vote.
  •  The top 300 entries will be contacted.
  •  Lots of people will be voting for their favorite entry so make sure your video is fun, creative or innovative.
  •  The submission period runs from 9th June – 23rd July 2015
  • Voting starts immediately, vote for your favourite video!

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 Diamond Bank Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET 5) Programme for Entrepreneurs




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