Kickstart season 3.0

The programme run by IB PLC Foundation with the ultimate goal of building a young prosperous society by creating a culture of entrepreneurship among the youths, thereby reducing youth unemployment in the South West. The KickStart programme is one major initiative that would turn around the lives of youths in the area and improve the economic prosperity of the South West.

Season 2 saw the emergence of 24 lucky finalists who got grants to kickStart their businesses from the tune of N500,000 to N1,800,000. These business cut across some notable economic providers like Agriculture, Food production, Fashion and Design, Arts and Entertainment, Education and much more.

Season 3.0 is here, and promises to be bigger than any of the previous seasons of the program.



Applicants can apply by visiting the website, filling and submitting the form online or downloading the kickstart competition registration form, filling and submitting. Drop off can be made at various designated centres and partners’ offices across the region. All forms must be filled, signed and submitted at the specified date and time.

Application is from October 9th and closes November 6th 2017 (12h00).

Application is now closed

Alternative applicants can pick up hard copies at three places namely;

Form submission can be made at these various designated centres and partners’ offices across the region. All forms must be filled, signed and submitted at the following centers:

Basic requirements are contained in the application section.


Top entries will be selected based on the merit and quality of their business case by a team of seasoned evaluators. Each form will be scored against the “Screening Sheet”. The sheet will be used to grade and rank all submitted application form for clarity of purpose and fairness to all applicants, the Screening sheet is an internal document. Scores are not shared externally.


Successful applicants will then undergo intensive business training sessions for one (1) week. The modules for the training will include: At the end of the training, applicants will be given one month to write the final competing business plan which will be submitted in person at the Head Office in Ilesha, Osun State.



This will be the 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.


The awardees will have access to carefully selected expert assistance through mentorship and coaching for the period of a year. The Kickstart finalists 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 IB PLC Management.

Application Closes at November 6th 2017 (12h00)

Application is now closed