The partnership between Republic Bank and BPD Associates provides access to EBB, to a maximum of 80 women entrepreneurs with a minimum of two years of entrepreneurial experience. EBB is a four-month self-paced online learning programme. Receive up to 80% financing when you access our partial scholarship.
The EBB Programme ends with a celebratory virtual Graduation to recognise your amazing achievements.
As participants in the EBB Programme, you will receive:
For the first 80 applicants who meet the criteria, you’ll jump into the Learning Management System (LMS). Courses span four months with various activities included and require 100+ hours minimum. This works out to approximately 7 hours per week of study time to complete. The original cost is US$1,997, but we’re offering 80% partial scholarships, which means your discounted cost is US$370!
The Programme includes three (3) segments covering the following 21 topics through the use of videos and activities:
|Self Development (7)||Business Development (11)||CEO Mindset (3)|
|Passion||Goal Setting||Implementation Planning|
|Vision||What Problems Do You Solve?||Performance Management|
|Skills||Whose Problems Do You Solve?|
|Personal Finances||Product & Pricing|
|Supporters||Promotion And Place|
The Top 20
Be part of a select group moving onto phase two by maintaining stellar attendance, participation, and submission of the completed business strategy map. An independent, five-member panel will conduct a screening and decide on the top 20 performers coming out of the self-paced training sessions. The top 20 move onto phase two of the programme which last for nine months. The cost: FREE!
This Is It. The Selection
Once the panel chooses the final 20 applicants with the top aggregate scores, you’ll receive an e-mail* with the relevant information. These select candidates will receive scholarships for the remainder of the Programme! Candidates not selected will also be advised formally.
This is a nine-month programme for the top 20 women performers with a FULL SCHOLARSHIP. This is your opportunity to commit a minimum of 10 hours per month to attend group sessions, receive 1-2-1 mentoring, online group support, interactive coaching sessions, customised training. There will also be dedicated Account Managers to assist with your banking needs.
*Applicants should be aware as part of the EBB Programme, they automatically agree to opt in to marketing communications from RBL and BPD. However, they may choose to opt out from receiving emails at any time.
The programme is also in keeping with Republic Bank Limited’s The Power to Make a Difference programme which provides the opportunity to engage diverse communities in the pursuit of sustainable development. With each successful alliance, together we help bridge the distance in building a more successful, inclusive and caring society. The EBB Programme is also in keeping with Goal 5 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which is to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”
All applications will receive an e-mail confirming their online application form submission. If you’ve been successful, you’ll have to formally accept or decline the enrolment offer. If you’ve accepted, great! You’ll get another e-mail with the following information:
Candidates not selected will also be advised formally.
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BPD’s EBB Programme turns theory into practical steps to assist established women entrepreneurs to create a technology-enabled and future-proof, profitable business. Incorporating the framework and tools from Georgina Terry’s best-selling book “The Amazing Race To Entrepreneurial Freedom”, this four month self-paced programme will help the participants with their personal and business development by supporting them as they create a sustainable 21st Century business.
If you are a woman entrepreneur who has owned and operated a micro, small or medium business in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, Grenada, Suriname, British Virgin Islands, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Sint Maarten, St. Lucia, Dominica, Anguilla, St. Kitts & Nevis for a minimum of two years, and you want to grow and scale your operations, then this is for you! The formal eligibility criteria to participate are:
At the end of the Programme participants will have:
Successful applicants of the EBB Programme will be part of a four-month self-paced online learning programme for 80 women.
Yes, all the participants will receive a certificate upon successful attendance and completion of the Programme.
By the end of the Programme, participants should see tangible results in their businesses, such as an increased profit, a larger customer base, new established and seamless technology-enabled processes and a wider network of like-minded entrepreneurs, businesses and professionals.
The EBB Programme key benefits are:
New Tools And Technologies
The Programme is set to commence in May 2023.
All women over age 18 can apply.
No. Anyone can apply for the programme.
Each application will be scored against the following criteria:
The selection process for the Programme consists of three stages:
Based on the application submission, shortlisted applicants will be invited to join the Programme. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by May 2023.
We estimate that the whole selection process will be approximately five weeks.
All applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by May 2023.
No, the application process does not have any cost.
You must complete the Application Form by March 24th. Late submissions will not be considered.
No. The application process is online only.
80 applicants will be chosen for the Programme.
The original cost of the programme is US$1,997, but we’re offering 80% partial scholarships, which means your discounted cost is US$370!
Through the support of Republic Bank a partial scholarship of 80% will be awarded to each selected participant towards the cost of participating in the EBB Programme. The Participant is required to invest US$370 (20%) herself towards the Programme.
Once you are accepted into the programme you are required to make a lump sum payment of USD$370.00 via our E-PAY platform.
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Republic Bank Limited in partnership with Business and People Development Associates Limited (BPD) are the facilitators of the Women Entrepreneurship Business Builders (EBB) Programme. This programme would be conducted remotely for a duration of 12 months. Applications are free and open to registrants who meet the entry requirements. In phase one of the programme, successful applicants must commit to an investment of US$370.00 or local currency equivalent, payable upon selection and agreement to participate in the Programme. Financial assistance will be available for each of the 20 participants who complete phase two.