TNH FirstPreneur 2024 Entrepreneurship Development Program

The FirstPreneur initiative, a groundbreaking collaboration between First National Bank Botswana and TheNeoHub, is set to redefine the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This two-year program is designed to elevate entrepreneurs, with a special focus on women and the youth, by offering unparalleled support and resources to foster sustainable business growth. This partnership harnesses the combined strengths of both entities to fast-track startup development and empower entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed in today’s competitive market.

The essence of The FirstPreneur program transcends the immediate benefits of nurturing startups. It aims to achieve broader societal impacts, such as enhancing community development, boosting financial literacy, and fortifying the financial infrastructure for Small, Medium, and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs). This initiative is a testament to the power of collaboration in creating a vibrant entrepreneurial culture that is innovative, sustainable, and inclusive.


Here’s what participants can look forward to in the TNH FirstPreneur Entrepreneurship Development Program:

  • Global Trade and Business Development: Expand your business reach by navigating the complexities of international markets.
  • Banking and Finance: Gain access to customized financial solutions and strategic insights with a dedicated relationship manager from FNB.
  • Product Development: Elevate your product lineup with innovation at the forefront.
  • Growth Hacking and Marketing: Deploy cutting-edge marketing and growth-hacking strategies to boost your brand’s presence.
  • Governance and Team Alignment: Strengthen your governance framework and ensure your team’s objectives are perfectly aligned with your business goals.

Eligibility Criteria:
Ideal candidates are resilient entrepreneurs with a vision, operating a 100% citizen-owned business or social enterprise for at least 2 years, demonstrating a solid value proposition and growth potential, supported by a management team alongside the CEO/founder, and showing evidence of previous impact.

Selection Process:
Applicants meeting the criteria will be shortlisted and notified shortly after the application deadline of May 6, 2024.

Application Instructions:
If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, apply through The Neo Hub (TNH) at

Join us on this transformative journey with The FirstPreneur program. Together, let’s shape the future of entrepreneurship. For further information, visit the TNH website.

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