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Monday, June 29, 2015

The Diamond Bank Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET) 5 Programme for Nigerian Entrepreneurs


OPPORTUNITY OFFERED:  
  • Business Plan/Idea Contest
  
BRIEF DESCRIPTION:   
  • Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET) programme is one of Diamond Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives aimed at generating interest in entrepreneurship. Since 2010, we have partnered with the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University in training and nurturing micro, small and medium scale businesses under the BET programme.
  • Currently in its fourth season, the BET programme is an annual capacity building and business education project which involves the training of fifty (50) budding entrepreneurs over a period of six (6) months after which the top five (5) entrepreneurs are awarded Three Million Naira (N 3,000,000) grants to take their businesses to the next level. This annual initiative has contributed immensely to the pool of skilled small and medium scale entrepreneurs as well as enduring wealth creation in the country.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?  
  • Open to Nigerian entrepreneurs.

RULES AND REGULATIONS: 
  • Full rules and regulations can be found here

REWARD OFFERED:  
  • The BET programme is an annual capacity building and business education project which involves the training of fifty (50) budding entrepreneurs over a period of six (6) months after which the top five (5) entrepreneurs are awarded Three Million Naira (N 3,000,000) grants to take their businesses to the next level.

HOW TO APPLY:  
  • Start your application here

DEADLINE:  
  • 23rd July 2015


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About BET5- Building Entrepreneurs Today



Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET) programme is one of Diamond Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives aimed at generating interest in entrepreneurship. Since 2010, we have partnered with the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University in training and nurturing micro, small and medium scale businesses under the BET programme.
Currently in its fifth season, the BET programme is an annual capacity building and business education project which involves the training of fifty (50) budding entrepreneurs over a period of six (6) months after which the top five (5) entrepreneurs are awarded Three Million Naira (N 3,000,000) grants to take their businesses to the next level. This annual initiative has contributed immensely to the pool of skilled small and medium scale entrepreneurs as well as enduring wealth creation in the country.
While previous editions of the BET initiative were open to entrepreneurs involved in diverse economic sectors and businesses, the 2014 edition was open to only entrepreneurs involved in three (3) fundamental sectors – Agriculture, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Renewable Energy. These three sectors are key for any growing economy and it is believed that providing training and financial support for these sectors will impact the economy significantly.
The 2015 edition tagged “BET5” focuses on areas of Agriculture, Fashion, Information Technology amongst others.
This Corporate Social Responsibility initiative is making a huge impact on the lives of young people and is gradually changing society as small business owners are equipped with the right knowledge and skills to properly manage their businesses.
The 2015 edition of BET commenced on June 9th 2015 and applications to the BET programme is open to the general public.
For more information, please send an email to: corporatecomms@diamondbank.com

Friday, June 26, 2015

Win Up to $4,000 in Africa 2015 Agility Photo Competition


“Much of the world’s perception of Africa is outdated” – Geoffrey White, CEO of Agility Africa.
Agility – a company committed to supporting local capacity in Africa – is looking for images that will open the eyes of the world to today’s vibrant, modern African reality. The company invites amateur and professional photographers to capture the hope, aspirations and confidence of a new generation of Africans for a chance to win up to $4,000.
Too frequently, the world reports only the bad news from Africa, when there is so much that is impressive about Africa. Today, seven out of 10 of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa. This photo competition is intended to highlight a dynamic market with opportunity. It calls for photographers to capture an Africa booming with tech-savvy, youthful consumers, fast-paced urbanization, and enormous long-term economic prospects.


Categories
Each category winner will receive a prize of US$2,000, and the grand prize winner will receive an additional $2,000. Winning photographs will also be featured in leading magazines and events.
  • Industry
  • Technology
  • Cities

Prizes and Awards
  • The winning photo in each of the three categories will receive a USD 2,000 cash prize.
  • The grand prize winner will receive an additional $2,000 cash prize (total $4,000).
  • The winning photographs will be shown on a CNBC Africa telecast and published in Forbes Africa.

Eligibility
  • The Africa 2015 Photo Competition is open to professional and amateur photographers 18 years of age and older.
  • No employees of Sponsor or its affiliates, or their immediate family members, can participate in the competition.

Photo Requirements
  • Photos must be taken in Africa
  • Photos must be high-resolution. Photo must be 20 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPG or PNG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide or tall.
  • Photo must not have won an award at a previous photo competition.
  • Only minor digital editing, color correction, and cropping of the photo are allowed.
  • The photo must be free of Prohibited Content (as defined in the Conditions of Entry section below).
 
Application Period
The Competition runs from June 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM GMT to September 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM GMT.
 
How to Enter
  • All photographs must be submitted in digital format via this website: africa2015.com.
  • Entrants must complete the online entry form and include their name, email address, mailing address, phone number, photo, photo location, and photo caption.
  • Entrants must also specify which photo category their entry belongs to.
  • There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
  • By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees to comply with all Competition rules.
 
About the Sponsor
This photo competition is being organized by Agility, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics, with close to $5 billion in annual revenue and more than 20,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries.



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ALERT!!! UNILEVER Africa Idea Trophy 2015 Competition





This is to inform the entire African continent that the Unilever Africa Idea Trophy 2015 Competition has been thrown open for application.
Sequel to this,applications are invited from African undergraduate students who have great business ideas and want to take their career to the next level.
Are you ready to elevate you career? Does the opportunity to travel abroad and have direct engagement with Unilever’s top leadership excite you? If you’re the one with that great idea – we want you to develop it with some of Africa’s brightest minds and take it to the next level. Africa’s most exciting business challenge is yours for the taking.

Apply Now: www.unileverafricaideatrophy.com

ABOUT UNILEVER AFRICA IDEA TROPHY
Unilever Africa Idea Trophy is a student business competition for penultimate year University students across Africa.
Designed and created to improve youth employability, it provides students with the opportunity to work on real-life business challenges in a creative and dynamic work environment. As well as access to world-class training from Unilever’s renowned leaders and work on some of Africa’s most beloved brands.

Prizes To Be Won in 2015 Unilever Africa Idea Trophy


If you enter and participate  in 2015 Unilever Africa Idea Trophy, you stand the chance to WIN a trip to the Global Future Leader’s League at one of Unilever’s global hubs! Plus, a highly sought-after internship at Unilever, the Number one FMCG Employer of choice among students in over 32 countries.


How Unilever Africa Idea Trophy Works

A multi-level competition, Unilever Africa Idea Trophy calls on penultimate year students to tackle and solve real business problems related to Unilever.
As competitors move through each stage, they will build on their work experience, improve their employability and develop their real-life business acumen.




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