The list of the 10 finalists will be published here on 16 August.

If you have made it through to be part of the 10, congratulations! You are a winner!
All winners will need to come to the graduation meeting which will be held in Lusaka on 18 August to find out what comes next.

Not only have you developed a sound business plan which will help you realise your entrepreneurial dreams, but you have also secured yourself a cash prize to invest in your business. But how much will that prize be? In this final phase of the competition you will refine your business plan and prepare a pitch to present to the Bench, a group of leading financiers and captains of industry who will decide who scoops the big prizes.

All finalists from Phase III will each win at least K75,000 and continue to get expert support to hone your business plans.

You will now be working towards pitching your business plan on 23 September to The Bench, a panel of judges composed of captains of industry and finance. The Bench will select the top 5 winners in a process that will be filmed for screening in October.

But you don’t have to face this challenge alone. As before, you will have a business adviser and the Nyamuka Zambia team to help and guide you.