In addition to the annual conference, there will now be quarterly sector focused workshops across different sectors.
The workshops are designed to increase technical capacity and provide support for both potential and current entrepreneurs in different sectors. They will also educate these entrepreneurs on how to operate in the Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment.
SMEs are important to growth in Nigeria as there are 24 million of them operating in the country. Additionally, it is estimated that they provide half of the total number of jobs and half of the country’s industrial output. Unfortunately, they are strongly restricted in accessing the know-how, resources and capital that they require to grow and expand, with nearly half of SMEs rating access to finance as a major constraint. It is our objective to ensure that the “Do it Afraid” workshop caters to these areas of constraint and acts as an avenue and platform for growth in the Nigerian SME segment.
The first set of workshops will commence this year with the first one focusing on Agriculture themed “Agribusiness, the Next Frontier”.
The current fall in oil price and economic situation in Nigeria has caused a lot of uncertainties across various sectors such as Oil & Gas, Banking & Finance and Telecoms leading to massive job losses. This calls for future entrepreneurs to take a bold action and step out on their own.
Supported by Bank of Industry, the Agriculture workshop will help enlighten participants about the opportunities in the sector, how they can be seized to generate value, and how they can access the various funds such as the BOI agriculture funds.
The workshop designed to increase technical capacity and provide support for both potential and current business entrepreneurs in Agribusiness will expand on the following:
§ Opportunities across the agriculture value chain
§ Business lessons from agribusiness entrepreneurs
§ Appropriate financing methods that should be utilised
§ How to gain access to BOI funds.
§ Land acquisition
§ Enterprise Development clinic breakout sessions providing information to participants on starting a business.
§ Networking Opportunities
Speakers include Seun Abolaji (Founder Wilson’s Juice Company), Shola Sowemimo (Founder, Ope Farms), Ada Osakwe (CEO Agrolay Ventures), Adeniji Kolawole (GMD Niji Group), Amaka Onyejianya (Co-Founder Uwa Earth Foods) and Angel Adelaja (Founder, Fresh Direct Produce and Agro-Allied services).
Date: Sunday, 6 March 2016
Time: 12pm prompt
Venue: Canton Concourse, 12 Landbridge Avenue, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, lagos
Visit www.omilola.com to register.
You can make payment to:
Account name: Omilola Oshikoya
Account number: 0005733803
For sponsorship and enquiries, contact Simisola Agunbiade on 08035788231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Do It Afraid’ Agribusiness Entrepreneurial workshop is supported by Bank of Industry, Invicta Africa , Bella Naija, Pulse Ng, Naij.com, Ono Bello and The Guardian.