Endeavor Nigeria unveils Inaugural Cohort of its ScaleUp Program

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Leading global community of, by, and for high-impact entrepreneurs founded 24 years ago, Endeavor Nigeria has unveiled the inaugural cohort of entrepreneurs for its new 10-week ScaleUp Program.

Endeavor Nigeria ScaleUp program aims to support Nigeria’s most promising, high-impact business leaders. Participating entrepreneurs will have access to mentorship, fundraising support, partnerships and a strong peer network of high impact entrepreneurs who have built and run successful businesses.

Having gone through a rigorous, multi-step selection process by Endeavor Nigeria, seven entrepreneurs from four Nigeria-based start-ups have been selected to participate in the program, which will also provide an opportunity to receive tailored support and fresh, honest, and in-depth feedback that will help them scale to the next level.

The entrepreneurs that have been selected to participate in the program 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
Entrepreneurs that have been selected to participate in the program are

Endeavor Nigeria new ScaleUp Program will provide a subset of the services provided to selected entrepreneurs and they will be given direct, actionable feedback to support their growth as business leaders. The program emphasis’s will also 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.

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.

Commenting 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, 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”.

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.

Learn more about Endeavor in Nigeria here.