Diamond Bank offers Nigerian entrepreneurs $8k grants


Nigeria’s Diamond Bank has again partnered the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University for the seventh season of Diamond BET, which offers entrepreneurial training to 50 entrepreneurs and a NGN3 million (US$8,000) grant to the top five startups.

First launched in 2010, Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET) is a capacity building and business education initiative aimed at generating interest in entrepreneurship and supporting budding entrepreneurs of all ages.

Startups can apply here to before September 29 for the programme, which has so far trained thousands of entrepreneurs and involves six months of intensive training.

The top five entrepreneurs at the end of each season are awarded financial grants of NGN3 million (US$8,000) each as seed capital to take their business to the next level.


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