Keystone Startup Advantage Program 2022

The Keystone Startup Advantage Program (KSA Program) is a customized incubation program with features tailored to meet the requirements of startup companies.

Keystone Startup Advantage Program 2022

It’s a social enterprise initiative that corresponds with UN Envision #2030 Sustainable Development Goal

“To encourage long-term, inclusive, and sustainable economic development, as well as full and productive employment and decent labor for everybody.”

The program aims to offer the benefits

  • A three-month Investor Readiness Program is available. The program will take a hybrid approach, offering a virtual and real hybrid alternative. Tutor-led and self-study courses will be available on a user-friendly e-learning platform.
  • It will be a three-month intense program that will include both group and one-on-one mentorship and coaching sessions.
  • A chance for three of the program’s successful SMEs/Startups to earn an N3 million award to help them expand their operations.
  • A platform that connects prospective investors with creative SMEs and Tech Startups.
  • A chance to network with tech-thinking leaders and hear their success stories firsthand.
  • Get the information and abilities they need to take their company to the next level of development.
  • Participation in a Demo Day, during which these entrepreneurs propose their ideas to a panel of investors.
  • The chance to be a member of a startup community/ecosystem and take advantage of the chances and network it provides.

Requirements for keystone advantage startup advantage(KSA) program

  • Startups and SMEs who will benefit from the program are those that have progressed beyond the ideation stage and are either in the validation stage or have scaled through the validation stage.
  • Startups and SMEs in the Creative, Fintech, Agro, Education, Health, and other potential growth sectors will be targeted, with technology-driven and unique solutions/ideas that will pique investors’ attention (both locally and internationally).

The initiative will be off in January 2022 with a BUILDING SUSTAINABLE STARTUPS Open Day webinar.

Attendees of the webinar will get advice on how to make successful application submissions.

Applications for interested and qualifying Tech Startups & SMEs with new ideas, solutions, and business techniques will open on January 31, 2022.

Our goal as a bank is to affect 100 startups every year via the Keystone Startup Advantage Program, with a goal of 1,000 startups in the next five years.

Application Deadline: February 28th, 2022

Visit the official website of the keystone advantage startup (KSA) program

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