About – Building Entrepreneurs Today

BUILDING ENTREPRENEURS TODAY (BET)

The Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET) is a capacity building and business education initiative aimed at generating interest in entrepreneurship and designed to support budding entrepreneurs of all ages.

Since its inception in 2010, The BET programme in partnership with the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) has trained thousands of entrepreneurs, contributing immensely to the pool of skilled Micro, Small and Medium enterprise owners in Nigeria and ultimately, encouraging wealth creation across the populace.

The Building Entrepreneurs Today programme involves a six-month intensive entrepreneurial/business training of 50 budding Entrepreneurs every season from select sectors of the economy. After going through a selection phase from a pool of numerous applications received. The top five Entrepreneurs at the end of each season are awarded financial grants of N3,000,000 each as seed capital to take their business to the next level.

Giving support to over 150 businesses and awarding grants to over 20 entrepreneurs, The BET has positioned itself as a forerunner in the MSME led initiative in Nigeria gaining both local and international recognition.

Now in its 7th Season, this edition of BET with the theme ‘Innovation and Social Impact’ has opened its doors to all entrepreneurs in all sectors. Calling all who have innovative ideas and are ready to make positive social impact to apply and get on the programme.

For more information, please send an email to: corporatecomms@diamondbank.com

 

 

 

Enterprise Development Centre (EDC)

Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) is the leading enterprise centre in Nigeria and within the African continent.

Established in 2003 as the Entrepreneurship Center of the Pan-Atlantic University, the EDC, which was formerly called the Centre for Enterprise Development Services (EDS), began as a direct response to the shortage of available professional business development and support services to small and growing businesses in Nigeria.

With a mission to build a network of entrepreneurial leaders through commitment to continuous learning, process improvement and business integrity, EDC’s strength lies in its network of partners and collaborators.

At EDC, a lot of emphasis is being placed on partnership building, collaboration and constantly searching for value-driven initiatives and projects with high societal impact.

With a central objective of building capacity among MSMEs, the EDC has had a strong partnership with the BET initiative since its inception, in empowering entrepreneurs by training them with the necessary skills needed  and applying knowledge gained to transform their businesses into profitable ventures.

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