At the She Leads Africa Entrepreneur Showcase holding Saturday, 26 September at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Segun Agbaje, Managing Director/CEO, GTBank, will serve as the Keynote Speaker as well as a guest judge who will evaluate the entrepreneurs’ business plans.
She Leads Africa Entrepreneur Showcase is a platform established to provide young entrepreneurs direct access to investors, international media exposure and the opportunity to win a $10,000 cash prize.
As lead sponsor, GTBank Plc is sponsoring the $10,000 first place prize along with providing marketing consulting and SME advisory support through their SME MarketHub.
Joining the GTBank MD at the judges table are pan-African business leaders including Tunde Folawiyo, GMD/CEO, Yinka Folawiyo Group; Genevieve Sangudi, MD, Carlyle Group, global private equity firm; Dr. Omobola Johnson, former Minister of Communication Technology; Eme Essien, Nigeria Country Manager for the International Finance Corporation; Issam Darwish, CEO of telecommunications firm IHS Towers; and Mo Abudu, founder of Ebony Life TV.
The top six finalists for this year’s Entrepreneur Showcase are Beauty Revolution NG; Heat Free Hair; Heels in the Kitchen; Instahealth; KAMOKINI and OmoAlata.
These entrepreneurs were selected from a pool of 400 applicants and have more than 10,000 customers and $3 million in revenue. They have spent the past six weeks working with mentors and advisors from the Lagos Angel Network to perfect their pitch and business plan presentation.
The event is open to investors, business executives, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. And attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear first-hand about the next generation of African innovation.
Along with GTBank, the SLA Entrepreneur Showcase is supported by FSDH Merchant Bank, Zippy Logistics, South African Airways, Etisalat, Doculand, Uber, Intercontinental Hotel, Ellae Creative and Genevieve Magazine.