The youthrive Program – Access Bank to empowered Nigerian MSMEs 

A transformative initiative by Access Bank designed to empower, uplift, and accelerate the next generation of MSMEs. The program is set to impact over 4 million individuals by enhancing capacity, providing financial empowerment, and fostering invaluable business exchange programs.

Program Pillars

The youthrive Program by Access Bank is dedicated to empowering MSMEs around 4 key pillars.

Capacity Development

Get empowered with practical skills essential for entrepreneurship and employability.

The Capacity Development pillar of the youthrive Program aims to impact over 300,000 MSMEs nationwide through a hybrid delivery model. This pillar ensures comprehensive development and access to foundational knowledge for participants.

Our expansive curriculum is focused on;

  • Skills Enhancement
  • Innovation Promotion
  • Industry Exposure
  • Creative Learning
  • Career Readiness

Get ready to become an empowered MSME or a well-rounded individual set to tackle the challenges of the modern workforce, the business world, and the creative industry.

Access to Funding

Unlock funding opportunities: Discover grants and loans for your aspirations!

This program is set to empower over 700,000 MSMEs with N50 billion in loans. As a testament to its commitment, the program not only provides financial aid but also awards grants to the top-performing participants. This strategic approach ensures that the participants not only gain knowledge but also receive the necessary financial support to turn their ideas into reality.

Business Exchange Program

Build networks, Forge Connections: Gear up for groundbreaking innovation and entrepreneurship!

Recognizing global exposure as a lever for success, this program goes beyond traditional training by offering sponsorships to 10 exceptional entrepreneurs to participate in Business Exchange programs in The Netherlands, China, or India. This not only provides a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to expand their horizons but also emphasizes the importance of bringing valuable insights back to the local ecosystem, thus contributing to the growth and development of the community.

Employment Opportunities

Unlock employment opportunities to some of the top organizations in the country!

Our mission is clear! To empower 1,000 individuals with life-changing recruitment opportunities through the youthrive Program. We believe in the transformative power of employment and are committed to providing avenues for our participants to thrive and succeed. We will be offering positions within the Tech space, the Access Corporation Ecosystem and partner companies.

By addressing this crucial need and contributing to the nation’s workforce, especially in the technology sector, the program aims to make a significant and positive impact on both individual lives and the broader economy.

More Benefits

Entrepreneurs often encounter hurdles in navigating business operations and regulatory processes. At Access Bank, we equip individuals/MSMEs with a suite of products and services tailored to address these challenges.

Expert Guidance and Business Support

The youthrive program goes beyond these 4 pillars by offering invaluable support from industry experts, and enriching participants.

  • Access to experts providing hands-on support on key business topics.
  • Cost effective business account including DBA Lite.
  • CAC Business registration.
  • W Community membership for eligible partcipants.
  • Legal and regulatory advisory services by legal experts.
  • Product registration and certification with NAFDAC, SON etc.
  • Business Export support by export-trade professionals.

Interested Applicants Should Apply Now