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Keystone Bank 2022 Keystone Startup Advantage Program for SMEs and Tech Startups (N3M Grant & Investment Funds)

The Keystone Startup Advantage Program (KSA Program) is being introduced as a specialized incubator program with offerings to address the needs of Startup businesses. It is a Social Enterprise Initiative which aligns with the United Nations Envision #2030 Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 8:

“To promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all”.

The Keystone Startup Advantage Program (KSA Program) is a 3 months Investor Readiness Program offering the following;

  • A N3M Grant to 3 successful applicants from the program.
  • A platform to connect with Investors
  • Participation in a Demo Day
  • A Startup community/ecosystem

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About Keystone Bank

Keystone Bank Limited, commonly referred to as Osy's Bank, is a commercial bank in Nigeria. The bank is one of the commercial banks licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, the national banking regulator. Keystone Bank offers banking services to large corporations, public institutions, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and individuals. The bank is a large financial services provider in Nigeria. As of December 2012, the bank's total assets were valued at US$1.916 billion (NGN:307.5 billion), with shareholders' equity valued at about US$213.3 million... read more


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Keystone Keystone Startup Advantage Program


Aim and Benefits of Keystone Keystone Startup Advantage Program

The program aims to offer the following benefits to its selected beneficiaries;

  • A 3 months Investor Readiness Program. The program will adopt a blended approach as it will offer a hybrid option virtually and physically. The modules will be both tutor-led, and self-study modules within a friendly e-learning platform. It will be an intensive program designed to have group as well as one-on-one mentoring and coaching sessions within the 3 months period.
  • An opportunity for 3 successful SMEs/Startups from the program to each win a N3m grant to support their business operations.
  • A platform to connect innovative SMEs and Tech Startups with potential investors.
  • Connection with Tech thought leaders and an opportunity to hear their success stories first hand.
  • Get the knowledge and skills needed to fast track their business to the next growth phase.
  • Participation in a Demo Day where these entrepreneurs get a chance to pitch their ideas to selected investors.
  • Opportunity to be part of a Startup community/ecosystem and access the opportunities and network it offers.

Requirements for Keystone Keystone Startup Advantage Program Qualification

  • The target Startups and SMEs to be selected as beneficiaries of the program are businesses that have gone past the ideation phase and are already at validation or have scaled past the validation phase.
  • Focus will be on Startups and SMEs in the Creative, Fintech, Agro, Education, Health, and other potential growth sectors with technology-driven and innovative solutions/ideas that will attract the keen interest of investors (both locally and internationally).

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Application Deadline

February 28, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Keystone Bank on www.keystonebankng.com to apply

For more details,visit Keystone website


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