International Breweries Plc Foundation has called on indigenous entrepreneurs, who are solving some of the social problems facing the South-West region of the country, to apply for its ‘KickStart’ programme.
The company said in a statement that “Online applications open October 9 and closes on November 6, 2017. This year’s applications can be filled and completed by visiting the International Breweries Plc Foundation KickStart website.”
The foundation explained that it came up with the idea because it wanted to contribute to poverty reduction and instill a culture of entrepreneurship “by giving ambitious young entrepreneurs encouragement and practical help to get the business of their dreams off the ground and onto greater heights.
“Since its inception, the KickStart programme has kept to its promise of being a viable scheme for new starters and supporting the expansion of established businesses in industries identified by the Federal Government as having the most potential to create jobs.
“The KickStart programme is run as a competition for budding entrepreneurs and innovators aged between 18 and 35, providing them with business-skills training, development support, mentorship and the chance to get grant funds.
“International Breweries Plc Foundation insists 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 youth, thereby reducing youth unemployment for indigenes in the South-West.”