Seven entrepreneurs from four Nigeria-based start-ups have been selected to participate in the program in a move that will see them receive tailored support and fresh, honest, and in-depth feedback that will help them scale to the next level.
The entrepreneurs include Ikenna Nzewi, CEO and co-founder Releaf, and Uzoma Ayogu – CTO and co-founder Releaf, Bankly’s CEO Tomilola Majekodunmi, wallets.africa’s CEO John Oke and BFREE’s CEO Julian Flosbach and Moses Nmor – CPO, Chuks Enyi – COO.
The new Endeavor ScaleUp Program will include group workshops facilitated by Endeavor Entrepreneurs, board members and mentors, as well as access to executives from industry-leading companies for potential business development opportunities.
According to Tosin Faniro-Dada, Managing Director and CEO of Endeavor Nigeria, “We are delighted to have these exciting entrepreneurs on our first ScaleUp program, and 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”.
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.
With a mission to build strong entrepreneurship ecosystems in high-growth markets across the world, Endeavor selects, mentors and supports high-impact entrepreneurs leading some of the world’s most exciting scale-up companies, supporting them to scale their companies as well as drive economic growth and job creation. Endeavor Nigeria currently supports 24 entrepreneurs who lead 13 companies including Flutterwave, Carbon, Autochek, 54gene, TeamApt, TradeDepot, Helium Health, Paga, Migo, Daystar Power, HealthPlus, Kobo360 and FilmHouse Group.