The Business Kickstart program is designed to help budding entrepreneurs come up with an investment ready idea, start a business and secure seed capital for their business.
A total of 30 budding entrepreneurs are shortlisted into each cohort and are trained for a period of 4-5 weeks after which they pitch their business ideas to our partner investors.
This program is best suited for early stage entrepreneurs in Imo State or anyone new to business but wondering the next steps to take to launch their business ideas.
Successful completion of this programs makes you automatically eligible to join the business incubator of Evolve Africa. A year long support service from business professionals across the world.
Whether you are new to entrepreneurship or already a business owner, you will be equipped with skills to form a market fit business idea that appeals to potential investors.
This also includes making data based business decisions.
Business Plan Writing
No matter how good a business idea is, if you don’t know how to put it down in writing, you may not be able to secure the right funding. You’d learn how to write an award winning business plan and an amazing pitch deck.
You will learn how to pitch to potential investors whether physically or remotely.
You will get an opportunity to pitch to a real investor.
Whether you are looking for equity or loan, we will expose you to the numerous sources of funding you can explore to grow your business.
No matter your business sector, we have someone in that sector willing to offer you industry based insights.
You will be paired to an entrepreneur who is ahead of you for guidance and mentorship
We will share funding opportunities with entrepreneurs’ and also prove guidance until you raise your first funding.
This program is a hybrid program. The training is fast paced and will run online for 4 weeks.
There will be a physical demo pitching program for the top 10 participants.
This program constitutes of live sessions and self taught videos.
Award for Finalists
Winners get to win upto $2000 worth of prizes including a cash prize for the first position.
1. First Prize: The first prize winner will get $200 paid in the official exchange rate at the time of the award disbursement. The first prize winner also gets an advertizement website and free domain hosting for 1 year and induction into the incubator hub which includes 1 year of business and technical support.
2. Second Prize: The second prize winner gets gets an advertizement website and free domain hosting for 1 year. and induction into the incubator hub which includes 1 year of business and technical support.
3. Other Finalists: Induction into the incubator hub which includes 1 year of business and technical support.