As fulfilled in previous years, the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa 2021 will provide up to N9 million financial grant and a unique capacity building program aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs. The programme is designed as a 3-month period incorporating pitching sessions and 8 weeks of mini-MBA training in collaboration with the IFC.
Below are testimonies from past beneficiaries of the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton Africa:
- TEMILOLUWA ADESINA (CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER AT READLAND)
Temiloluwa Adesina is the chief learning officer at Readland, a company that creates the most addictive, happiest and fun filled learning experience powered by technology, with a mandate to raise the next African leaders of competent character.
In her testimony, she states how that Readland started in a living room with about forty six children, which grew into over four hundred with time. However, during the lockdown, the children couldn’t be accessed and this opened them to virtual classes.
Few months into the virtual classes, she saw the advert of the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton Africa by Access Bank on Instagram. She seized the opportunity and was chosen out of fifty thousand womenpreneurs like her. She came first in Nigeria and third in Africa.
She testified how that the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton Africa was insightful and exciting for her with the facilitators, coaches and the entire team. She further said that the classes helped her to scale up her business and as at the time of her testimony, they have had over one thousand students in all of their master classes. Also, they now have over five thousand children all over the world learning from them; students from Dubai, UK, Canada and many more.
In her words to Womenpreneur out there, she says and I quote: Opportunities like this do not come often so when they show up, you need to take them and grab them with both hands. You do not want to miss the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton 2021. I promise you, you won’t regret it.
- MWINJI NAKAMBA (CEO OF WASTEMAT, ZAMBIA)
Mwinji Nakamba is an award winning social entrepreneur and professional Journalist focusing on women and child development. She is the founder of Wastemat Zambia, a social enterprise leveraging on the use of tech to transform plastic waste into ecofriendly construction materials and assets.
When she came across the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton Africa, she knew it had the answers to the challenges her business was facing.
Her experience in the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton was awesome as she was able to network with like minded women from across Africa.
She expresses how that the mentorship program in the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton was exceptional for her company, in that they are now able to negotiate and lobby for funding from government and investors from within her country and across Africa.
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