What is the Kickstart Entrepreneurship Programme about?
Kickstart is an initiative of the International Breweries Foundation and it focuses on enterprise growth and development for young entrepreneurs. The programme supports youth-owned businesses through the provision of training, access to capital (grants) and mentoring.
Can I apply for this programme?
Yes, if you are a Nigerian between the ages of 18 – 35 with a viable business or business idea.
Is it compulsory for my business to be registered?
You do not require a registered business to complete the application. However, to access the grant if awarded to you, your business must be registered.
What are the target business focus areas?
· Agriculture - (Maize, Rice and Sorghum value chain and others)
· Circular Packaging (e.g., recycling)
· Renewable Energy
· Water Stewardship
· Modular Retailing (Unique small-scale sales model for International Breweries Plc. Products)
Can I apply if my business focus area is not mentioned?
Yes, you can apply as others, however, more priority is placed on the business focus areas mentioned.
I am in agriculture but not in the area of maize, rice and sorghum, can I still apply?
Yes, you can apply, however, more priority is placed on businesses within maize, rice and sorghum value chain.
What does modular retailing involve?
These are businesses who intend selling the various products of International Breweries PLC on a small scale and have developed an innovative distribution and sale.
Can I apply offline?
No, you can only apply online via https://reg.smetoolkit.ng/program-apply/kickstart-nigeria-2021 provided
Are there any fees for applying or any other associated costs?
There are no fees required to register, registration for Kickstart is absolutely free
What is the age limit?
Yes, you must not be above 35 years
As a previous Kickstart beneficiary/awardee, can I re-apply for another grant?
No, you cannot re-apply.
Who can I contact if I have other questions?
You can contact us via
Instagram - @ibplc_ng (https://www.instagram.com/ibplc_ng/)
Twitter - @ibplc_ng (https://twitter.com/ibplc_ng)
LinkedIn – International Breweries Plc (https://www.linkedin.com/company/international-breweries-plc/)
Facebook - @InternationalBreweriesPlc (https://www.facebook.com/InternationalBreweriesPlc)