Youth Business
Elevator Challenge

The Local Enterprise Authority is launching the Youth Business Elevator Challenge. This is an African Development Bank funded project, implemented by the Ministry of Entrepreneurship of Botswana. The objective of the project is to grow youth entrepreneurship through training and provision of funding as well as mentorship and coaching, for the scaling up of startups and growth of youth owned enterprises. Apply to participate for the Youth Business Elevator Challenge to show off your business plan creating skills. You could win a share of P1 million to grow your business to become a youth employer.

Training Locations

Trainings will be done at the following locations:

24 June - 28 June 2024 1 July - 5 July 2024
Kasane Francistown
Letlhakane Gaborone
Maun Gantsi
Serowe Kanye
Tsabong Molepolole

Eligibility Criteria

To Apply, you need to:

  • Be between 18 and 35 years old.
  • Have a valid Omang.
  • Running a business for a period not exceeding 5 years.
  • Have plans to grow within 2 years.
  • Have a business idea if you don't have an existing/ operating business yet.
  • Must be able and willing to participate in a mandatory 5-days training.
  • If a company, the shareholding of the applicant(s) should be more than 50% in the company.

Deadline is on the 14th June 2024

Register Now

Successful applicants will be enrolled for training by LEA, to begin the challenge, each training will identify the top 10 applicants who will be drawn into the final national business plan pitch.

Contact 346 4000 for more information

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