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SABMiller/International Breweries PLC Kickstart, is a corporate social investment (CSI) initiative run by its subsidiary IB PLC Foundation. It is aimed at instilling a culture of entrepreneurship among youth in the South Western 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:

First launched in South Africa in 1995 by SABMiller, the major Shareholder of IB PLC, Ilesha as a poverty alleviation initiative, the programme has also been implemented in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Tanzania. The International Breweries Foundation Kickstart programme is open only to Nigerians from 18 to 35 who live or have their business within the South Western region.

The programme run by IB PLC Foundation, insist that the ultimate goal of the programme is to help build a young prosperous society by helping to create 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.

The second Season of the programme is here and promises to be much more exciting, empowering and rewarding.

ELIGIBILITY

PROGRAMME PHASES.

APPLICATION:

Application Closes at 23:59 hours on September 7th, 2016.

Interested individuals should download the application form here

Registration 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.

SHORT LISTING:

A number of top entries will be selected based on the merit and quality of their business case by a team of seasoned judges. Each form will be scored against the “Screening Sheet”. The sheet will be used to grade and rank all submitted application form, the score gotten from the submission will be debated upon by the judges to ensure alignment and common ratings. For clarity of purpose and fairness to all applicants, the Screening sheet is an internal document. Scores are not shared externally.

TRAINING PROGRAMME:

Successful applicants will then undergo an 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.

FINAL SELECTION:

KICKSTART AWARDS:

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.

MENTORING & MONITORING:

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 23:59 hours on September 7th, 2016.

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