NBL ‘Be A Millionaire’ Challenge Goes To The Wire

By Our Reporter

The annual Nile Breweries entrepreneurship campaign, Be A Millionaire, is edging closer to the final stage following an intensive selection of the top 25 out of 50 participants that had been selected for the two-day business boot-camp that ended on Wednesday at Royal Suites Hotel, Kampala.

Commenting about the process that narrowed the contestants from over 200 entries received countrywide, the Business Development Manager, Enterprise Uganda Noah Wandera said that confidence and self-drive to achieve business results ranked highest on the list of priorities.

“Furthermore, we are looking for participants with the ability to present an excellent business case with comprehensive information, ready to scale up their business by taking advantage of the opportunity provided by this Nile Breweries campaign,” he said.

Regarding the take out from the boot-camp, the entrepreneurship tutor, revealed that all participants who represented the 5 regions including North, SouthWest, East, Central and West had been specifically trained to develop the psychological fortitude required to establish, run and grow a business. “The entrepreneurs have been trained in acquiring the attitudes, mindset and skills of successful entrepreneurs.

The foremost areas included; developing the right mindset for entrepreneurship, key habits of successful entrepreneurs, creativity and innovativeness. These areas are crucial in building a strong foundation for entrepreneurship. Participants have to develop winning mindset, attitudes and skills for survival amidst diversity of business challenge,” Wandera cautioned.

The Season II of the campaign themed “Last Man Standing”, has a prize kitty worth Shs100m that will be spread among participants at varying levels. The nationwide five-week campaign is aimed at skilling aspiring youth entrepreneurs. It has traversed five regions including, the North,West, Central, East and South West. “We are very happy with the progress of the campaign thus far.

We were truly overwhelmed by the number of entrepreneurs that expressed interest in the campaign. There were many plausible entries but like any game show, it’s only the best of the best that proceed from one stage to the next, and so far these are the successful candidates,” said Onapito Ekomoloit, the NBL Legal and Corporate Affairs Director.

He said that at Nile Breweries their dream is to create a future with more cheers adding that they are ready to support small businesses because world over, all businesses started small but were able to grow.

From the boot camp, 25 participants were chosen with 5 representing each region to battle it out in a 5 week game show contest that will air every Saturday on partner station Capital Fm from Saturday, September 3 to October 1st. Participants will have an opportunity to win cash prizes right from the regional stage to the national stage. The top 5 will face off in the national contest, to be the last man standing.

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