Application Deadline: April 15th 2016
SABMiller Hero’s Foundation Kickstart is Intafact’s Beverages Limited’s corporate social investment (CSI) initiative run by its subsidiary SABMiller Hero’s Foundation. It is aimed at instilling a culture of entrepreneurship among youth in the South Eastern Nigeria 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 by SABMiller, the major Shareholder of Intafact Beverages Limited 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 the region.
- The competition is open ONLY to Nigerians of 18 to 35 years who live or have their business within the South East region.
- Applicants must be at least 18 and at most 35 years with valid identification (e.g National I.D; Drivers Licence; 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.
- Have an innovative business idea in need of a startup capital.
- Or already have an existing small businesses needing capital to expand operations.
- Energetic and entrepreneurial in approach.
- Must be able to read and write.
- Final Selection:
- Each judge is given a copy of each submission document for review.
- Judges convene to interview applicants on their business plans.
- Business plan and interviews for each applicant are rated and scores aggregated to determine winners (Kickstarters).
- The outcome of the judges’ decision remains confidential until the awards night.
- The decision of the judges is final and cannot be contested.
- Kickstart Awards: This will take a form of a grand event and winners will be announced and presented with their prizes. It will be a high profile event with government functionaries and business persons in attendance.
- Mentoring & Monitoring: The awardees will have access to carefully selected expert assistance through mentorship and coaching for the period of a year. The Kickstarters are under the obligation to observe and implement the advice as tendered by the mentors. There will be monthly update on the progress made and business performance which will be shared with the Foundation and Intafact Management.
- Download the form
- Fill the form and address it to:
The Chairman Board of Trustees
SABMiller Hero’s Foundation,
Intafact Beverages Limited.
SABMiller Drive, Habour Industrial Layout,
Bridge Head, Onitsha,
Anambra State, Nigeria.
- All forms must be signed and submitted at any of the following addresses:
- Intafact Beverages Limited, SABMiller Drive, Habour Industrial Layout, Bridge Head, Onitsha,
- Ugo-Multiple International Nig Limited. 47, Egbu Road, Owerri, Imo State
- Phocles Nigeria Ltd. 4th Avenue, Secretariat Quarters, Asata by Oloko Gate Bus Stop, Ogui Road, Enugu State
- You can also submit the scanned copies online at: [email protected]
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