Some 24 graduates from Mount Kenya University (MKU) have been awarded free membership to the Family Bank Business Club.
The young graduates in early stages of entrepreneurship operate businesses across various sectors, including provision of healthcare services, commodity trade, property development, events management and car wash business.
Their selection into the bank’s business club will allow them exclusive invites to seminars and business matching forums that help bolster business skills.
The group are graduates of the Graduates Enterprise Academy (GEA), a semi-autonomous residential facility created to inspire and mentor potential entrepreneurs for job and wealth creation.
“We are very proud to welcome you as members of the Family Bank Business Club and we are confident that your businesses will benefit immensely by being part of this community of business owners from different backgrounds,” said Family Bank’ Business Club manager Jacqueline Karita.
While at MKU’s enterprise academy, the young entrepreneurs benefited from mentorship sessions on best business practices, business funding and growth conducted by the lender.
As members of the business club, they are set to benefit from training in digital marketing, managing statutory requirements, and business succession plan during the networking events.
Further, the young entrepreneurs will get mentorship from established business owners and exposure through international trips where they will get an opportunity to interact with the global business community.