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Sterling Bank. Source: Exploring Montgomerry

The Sterling Bank “The Pitch Nigeria Challenge” 2018 is put together by the financial institution to boost entrepreneurial drive in the country.

According to Sterling Bank, it is to “develop and strengthen the entrepreneurial & managerial capabilities of entrepreneurs in Nigeria.”

SECTORS COVERED BY ‘THE PITCH NIGERIA’ CHALLENGE”

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These sectors are where the 2019 “The Pitch Challenge” will cover:

a. Health

b. Education

c. Agribusinesses

d. Renewable Energy

e. Transportation

f. Fashion

g. Hospitality

h. ICT

HOW LONG WILL ‘THE PITCH NIGERIA’ CHALLENGE’ SELECTION PROCESS LAST?

For the pitch Nigeria Challenge, the selection process would take three levels. These are:

The selection process would be in three (3) levels:

1. One thousand (1,000) successful applicants will go through 3 weeks online training

2. 200 of the participants will be invited for the second level

3. After a selection process, 50 SMEs will be invited to a three (3) day boot camp as part of the Sterling bank “SME Academy”.

After a final pitching session, 3 finalists will win up to N10 Million in funding and business support.

The deadline for submission of application is 9th November 2018.