Sterling Bank set to hold awards for young tech founders
Sterling Bank Plc says she is set to organize an award, known as the Sterling Heart Fellowship Award, for young tech founders whose businesses employ innovative solutions to tackle challenges in the HEART sectors.
The HEART word which is an acronym for health, education, agriculture, renewable energy and transportation is an area the bank is focusing and channeling her resources in that area so as to better the country.
According to the bank, the award is targeted at tech founders within the age bracket of 14 and 16 and will hold in February under the Founder Institute Lagos Virtual Spring programme.
Meanwhile, the HEART sector represents the sectors where the bank is focusing investments on under its HEART’s of Sterling strategy.
In his opinion, the Head, Business Group and Partnerships, Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. David Adebayo said guidelines for selecting founders whose businesses fall within the Sterling HEART Fellowship category include founders who applied through either the customized Sterling HEARTs Fellowship application link or the direct FI Lagos application link.
He added that a founder’s business must fall within the HEART Sectors and the founder must have taken the assessment test and made it to the “Accepted” category to be eligible for the award.
He advised prospective applicants to apply through the special portal and to prepare for an entrepreneur DNA test that is focused on ascertaining the entrepreneurship qualities and capabilities of the founders.