First Bank Holds Confab for SMEs

The fourth edition of First Bank’s annual FirstGem Conference, where entrepreneur customers will have the opportunity to pitch ideas and win N1 million seed fund is billed to hold on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

According to a statement, the bank said at the, FirstGem 4.0, the business ideas would be judged by the following criteria; Originality, Feasibility, Good presentation skills and Sustainability.

The virtual event themed,‘The Art of Negotiation’ and convened to provide women with insights on the secrets of wealth management, investment and savings’.

 FirstGem, is an account designed specifically to meet the needs of women, aged 18 years and above. FirstGem account owners have access to mouth-watering discounts at merchant outlets (spas, salons, grocery stores) that offer lifestyle products and services.

The guest speakers would include Mrs Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, Board of Directors of the bank; Prof Pedro Videla – Prof. of Economics at IESE Business School and Prof Mehta Kandarp, Senior Lecturer, IESE Business School.

Commenting, the Deputy Managing Director, FirstBank, Mr Francis Shobo, said:  “Through these activities, we spearhead the call on the need to promote women inclusiveness in the country as the role they play towards the continued socio-economic growth and development of any given society cannot be overemphasized.” FirstGem was launched in October 2016, and has connected to over 61,293 members on its online portal, while empowering women across Nigerian states and the United Kingdom

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