Theme: Advancing Start-up business in Africa2: Nigeria’s leading Role
In 4th and 5th of July, 2015, coming off the success of the 2014 Dubai international trade & investment Summit and recently concluded African Convention of the Young CEO’s Business Forum which held in Accra, Ghana, the body which has been dedicated to the discovery, support and sustainability of unique business enterprises in Africa through a number of its activities across the continent, will open the floor for the first ever, entrepreneurial pitching exercise in Nigeria.
Speaking about the plan to introduce hundreds of entrepreneurs to a panel of carefully selected judges who will rate their pitches for competence as is internationally accepted across the world, one of the Co-founders of YCBF, David James Egwu explained that the exercise was for the benefit of the entrepreneur whose ideas and perspective were not limited to the SME market, nor exclusively local in orientation, or implementation, noting that the exercise would have several top flight representatives from advertising, banking and finance, civil society, social entrepreneurship, consumer protection and standards organizations as well as members of some of Nigeria’s commercial legal bodies as judges, in order to properly ascertain the most credible, investment worthy business idea, which would then be presented with an opportunity to attend the YCBF Europe Convention holding in August 2015 in London, and where the best of the pitches to survive the pitch process in Nigeria would stand a fair chance of acquiring investment on a global scale.
“We believe in collaboration as the key to better business, more socially responsible commercial practice and the bridging of the gap between Africa and the rest of the world.” Said Barr Rex Idaminabo, another of the Co-founders of YCBF said to gathered newsmen at the official announcement to men and women of the press. “Our aim is to see the growth of professionalism, the encouragement of innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit in Africa, and the realization of dreams in full.”
The Young CEO’S Business Forum event tagged: The YCBF Lagos-Nigeria Pitching Edition and Exhibition holds on the 4th & 5th of July, 2015 in Lagos at the Oriental Hotel and is open to all participants who register on our website and meet the requirements.