CBZ Youth Entrepreneurs Program open, $10,000 for first prize

CBZ Youth Entrepreneurs Program open, $10,000 for first prize

The CBZ Youth Entrepreneurs Program is back for the second year running. The first prize for the second edition of the competition will walk away with $10,000 and get the chance to be mentored and trained in business and entrepreneurship. CBZ Holdings has since partnered with Empowered Life Trust for this year’s competition.

Who can apply for YEP?

Any young Zimbabwean aged between 18 to 35 years of age and has a business idea or an existing business can apply for the program

How to apply

There are two ways to apply for participation in the CBZ Youth Entrepreneurs Program:

  1. Collect forms from any CBZ branch around the country, fill in the forms and hand them in at the same branch
  2. Apply online by completing this online application form (IMPORTANT: When applying online use capital letters)

The application deadline for the program is Monday the 21st of August, 2017.

Previous competitions and winners

The CBZ Youth Entrepreneurship Program was launched last year and the top three entrepreneurs won $3000, $2000 and $1500 respectively. Sipho Mudzingwa won first prize for her mobile kitchen business called Chigutiro: Food on Wheels. Runners up were Kudakwashe Chinya whose business is making satchels and Alson Jasi who makes road signage.

The other finalists each got $500 from CBZ. This year’s edition is definitely worth going for as the stakes are higher. Competition will however also be stiffer than last year’s edition

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