Entrepreneurs in Abia state were rewarded with a total of N7.5 million by Life Continental Lager Beer during the Progress Booster Show on Friday 30 September 2016 at the City Global Hotel, Aba. Prior to this, the beer brand had presented N15 million Naira to 30 entrepreneurs in Enugu and 30 entrepreneurs in Owerri in June and August 2016 respectively.
Life Progress Booster is an entrepreneurial talent hunt and mentoring radio programme initiated by Life Continental Lager Beer, from the stable of Nigerian Breweries targeted at helping talented innovative businessmen and women in the South-east.
For the Aba grant presentation, 20 winners were pre-selected during the monthly radio program while the other 10 entrepreneurs were selected from among those given the opportunity to present their business ideas to judges through a live interview at the venue.
“Progress Booster is a programme we started to support the people of the South-east who have good and innovative business ideas, we want to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of the people of the South-eat. Last year we empowered 50 entrepreneurs. Our goal for 2016 is to empower 200 entrepreneurs and so far, we’ve funded 96 businesses through the Progress Booster platform.” Said Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager Mainstream Lager and Stout brands, NB Plc, while addressing the audience at the event.
The past winners of the Progress Booster show shared stories of how the money given to them by Life Continental Beer has secured growth for their businesses. They also encouraged the new winners to make good use of the support given to them by the beer known for promoting progress.
Interested participants aged 18 years and above can submit their business proposal on www.life-nigeria.com.