Endeavor unveils speaker line-up for annual scaleup entrepreneurship summit

Endeavor Nigeria, the community of high-impact entrepreneurs in Nigeria, has announced that its third annual scaleup entrepreneurship summit, Catalysing Conversations, will be held on Thursday, 21 October 2021. This year’s virtual event is tagged “The Multiplier Effect”.

By driving a culture of entrepreneurial leadership and inspiring a generation of high-impact entrepreneurs in Nigeria, Catalysing Conversations 2021 hopes to catalyse the powerful multiplier effects that shift economies from the ground up. The aim is to spread the mission of high-impact entrepreneurship, illustrating why entrepreneurs that Think Big, Scale Up and Pay-It-Forward are critical for long-term economic transformation.

Catalysing Conversations 2021 will bring together some of the boldest and most exciting entrepreneurs from Europe, South America, Asia and Africa to discuss and expand on a wide range of topics that are critical to boosting socio-economic transformation in Nigeria and other emerging markets.

The packed agenda will feature a mix of moderated fireside chats and TED-style talks by speakers from diverse backgrounds. The conversations will focus on themes of innovation, high-growth company dynamics, high-impact entrepreneurship, the journey from startup to unicorn, financial freedom, and the transformational power of technology.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ife Oyedele – co-founder, Kobo360,
  • Tito Ovia, co-founder and Head of Public Sector Growth, Helium Health,
  • Ife Orioke – Chief Operating Officer, Flutterwave,
  • Adolfo Babatz Torres – CEO and co-founder, Clip,
  • Babs Ogundeyi – CEO and Founder, KudaBank,
  • Gaurav Biswas – Founder and CEO, TruKKer,
  • Tosin Eniolorunda – Founder and CEO, TeamApt,
  • Pedro Conrade – CEO and co-founder, Banca Neon,
  • Odun Eweniyi – Chief Operating Officer and co-founder, PiggyVest,
  • Yanmo Omorogbe, co-founder and COO, Bamboo,
  • Tomi Majekodunmi – CEO and co-founder, Bankly, and many others.
  • Atedo N.A Peterside, CON, Chairman of Endeavor Nigeria, will deliver the closing remarks at the event

Speaking about the event, Tosin Faniro-Dada, the MD and CEO, Endeavor Nigeria said: “High impact entrepreneurs play an important role in job creation and economic transformation and we are committed to driving the entrepreneurship movement that can power the development we need. At Catalysing Conversations 2021, we have put together an immersive digital experience that will amplify important messages, facilitate engaging discussions and provide networking opportunities for guests. We look forward to a great event that will catalyse further innovation and enterprise across Africa.”

Attendees at this year’s event will include entrepreneurs, ecosystem builders, C-Suite executives, investors, policymakers, tech ecosystem enthusiasts, journalists, Nigerians in diaspora and general participants from Nigeria and across the world. In addition to the inspirational learning experience at the summit, there will be virtual networking opportunities between attendees to foster partnerships and cross-market collaborations.

Catalysing Conversations 2021 is sponsored by Chapel Hill Denham, Stanbic IBTC and VFD Group.

Endeavor, founded in 1997, Endeavor is a global organization with a mission to unlock the transformational power of entrepreneurship by selecting, supporting, and investing in the world’s top founders. Today, Endeavor’s network spans nearly 40 markets and supports more than 2,000 entrepreneurs whose companies generate combined revenues of over $28 billion, have created more than 3.9 million jobs, and, in 2020, raised over $4 billion in capital. Endeavor’s unique entrepreneur-first model and network of trust provide a platform for founders to dream big, scale up, and pay it forward to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Endeavor launched its Nigeria office in 2018 to select and support the best founders of companies at the scale-up and growth stage, who recognise a responsibility to pay it forward and multiply their impact in Nigeria’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. Endeavor Nigeria aims to select 4-6 companies a year and today there are 24 Endeavor Entrepreneurs who are leading 13 companies in its portfolio.

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