FCMB Accelerator Programme 2024 For 1m SMEs | How To Apply

FCMB Accelerator Programme 2024 application form is out. See the Eligibility, form and how to apply at First City Monument Bank SMEs accelerator program Portal.

(First City Monument Bank) is pleased to announce the launch of its 1m SMEs Accelerator Programme for the year 2024. This initiative is designed to support and empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria, helping them to grow, thrive, and contribute to the country’s economic development.

About FCMB

FCMB is a leading financial institution in Nigeria with a strong commitment to supporting SMEs. The bank recognizes the vital role that SMEs play in driving economic growth and job creation. Through its various initiatives and programmes, FCMB aims to provide SMEs with the necessary resources, knowledge, and networks to succeed.

FCMB Accelerator Programme 2024 Overview 

The FCMB 1m SMEs Accelerator Programme is a comprehensive and intensive initiative that offers a range of benefits and support to selected SMEs. The programme is open to businesses in various sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture, technology, retail, and services.

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Benefits of the Programme

  • Access to Funding: Selected SMEs will have the opportunity to access funding from FCMB to support their growth plans. This funding can be used for various purposes, such as purchasing equipment, expanding operations, or launching new products/services.
  • Mentorship: SMEs in the programme will be paired with experienced mentors who will provide guidance, advice, and support. These mentors will share their knowledge and expertise, helping SMEs navigate challenges and make informed business decisions.
  • Business Development Training: Participants will have access to specialized training sessions and workshops aimed at enhancing their business skills and knowledge. Topics covered may include financial management, marketing strategies, customer acquisition, and more.
  • Networking Opportunities: The programme will facilitate networking events and connections with industry experts, potential partners, and investors. This will enable SMEs to expand their networks, explore collaborations, and access new business opportunities.
  • Market Access: FCMB will support selected SMEs in accessing new markets and customers. This may include introductions to potential clients, assistance with market research, and guidance on market entry strategies.

FCMB Accelerator Programme Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the FCMB SMEs Accelerator Programme, businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered and operating in Nigeria
  • Have been in operation for at least one year
  • Demonstrate a viable and scalable business model
  • Show potential for growth and job creation
  • Be willing to commit to the programme’s requirements and actively participate

How to Apply For FCMB Accelerator Programme 2024

Interested FCMB SMEs program can apply for the programme by visiting the FCMB SMEs portal and completing the online application form. The application process will require businesses to provide details about their company, business model, growth plans, and funding requirements. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further assessment and interviews.

Conclusion

FCMB Accelerator Programme 2024 presents a unique opportunity for Nigerian SMEs to receive valuable support, funding, and mentorship. By participating in this programme, SMEs can enhance their capabilities, expand their networks, and accelerate their growth. FCMB remains committed to empowering SMEs and contributing to the overall development of Nigeria’s economy.

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