Endeavor Nigeria has commenced a 10-week incubation program to support Nigeria’s emerging high impact entrepreneurs.
The program is tagged “Endeavor ScaleUp Program.” Seven entrepreneurs from four Nigeria based startups have been selected to participate in this inaugural edition. They are:
- Releaf - Ikenna Nzewi - CEO and co-founder, Uzoma Ayogu - CTO and co-founder
- Bankly - Tomilola Majekodunmi - co-founder and CEO
- wallets.africa - John Oke - CEO
- BFREE - Julian Flosbach - CEO, Moses Nmor - CPO, Chuks Enyi - COO
The program will provide the selected entrepreneurs with mentorship, funding support, partnerships and a strong network of successful high impact entrepreneurs who have built and run successful businesses. Participants will get direct mentorship and in-depth feedback that will help them scale their businesses.
In addition, the program will include group workshops which will be facilitated by Endeavor Entrepreneurs, mentors and board members, and executives of industry-leading companies. The workshops will provide participants with actionable feedback and a powerful network to facilitate potential business development opportunities.
The group workshops will be led by Bolaji Balogun - CEO of Chapel Hill Denham and Vice Board Chairman at Endeavor Nigeria, Ife Orioke - CIO and co-founder of Flutterwave, and Tosin Eniolorunda - CEO and co-founder of TeamApt. The mentors will include Seni Adetu - former MD/CEO Guiness Nigeria Plc, Adepeju Adebajo - former CEO, Lumos Nigeria, Anders Einarsson - CEO Food Products International, Promasidor Nigeria Limited and Felix Ike - co-founder and CTO, TeamApt.
Speaking on the new program, Tosin Faniro-Dada, Managing Director and CEO of Endeavor Nigeria said, “We are delighted to have these exciting entrepreneurs on our first ScaleUp program. We have prepared an impactful program that will address their most pressing challenges and support them as they advance to the next stage of their business growth. One of our core values at Endeavor is our commitment to paying it forward and our Endeavor Entrepreneurs are also eager to support the next generation of high-impact entrepreneurs with their deep knowledge, experience and functional expertise in their respective industries and markets”.