Endeavor Nigeria to host the 4th edition of Catalysing Conversations

Annual scaleup entrepreneurship summit to hold on 22 September 2022

31 August 2022 Endeavor Nigeria, the leading community of high-impact entrepreneurs in Nigeria, has announced that its 4th annual scaleup entrepreneurship summit, Catalysing Conversations, will be held on Thursday, 22 September 2022. This year’s hybrid event is tagged “Building Big Bubbles… investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs”.

By driving a culture of entrepreneurial leadership in Nigeria, Catalysing Conversations 2022 hopes to stimulate the powerful effect of building Big Bubbles through high-impact entrepreneurs who dedicate their time and resources to mentor, advise, and invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs by paying it forward.

The 4th edition of Catalysing Conversations, with TeamApt as the lead sponsor,  will bring together world-leading and next-generation business people to explore important themes of high-impact entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development and showcase entrepreneurs through thought-provoking conversations in dynamic TED-style talk and fireside chat formats.

Endeavor’s goal is to drive thought leadership, demonstrating why paying it forward is critical to the growth of high-impact entrepreneurship and the digital ecosystem in Africa.

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 Onyekachi Izukanne – CEO and co-founder, TradeDepot, Eloho Omame – Partner, TLcom Capital; Co-founder & General Partner, FirstCheck Africa, Etop Ikpe – CEO, Autochek, Olúwatóyìn Emmanuel-Olubake – Investment Director, Novastar Ventures, Kanyinsola Ajibade – Head of Investor Relations, Flutterwave, Tosin Eniolorunda – Founder and CEO, TeamApt, Mayowa Kuyoro – Partner, McKinsey and Company, and Tosin Faniro-Dada – Managing Director and CEO, Endeavor Nigeria. Atedo N. A Peterside CON, Chairman of Endeavor Nigeria Board of Directors, will deliver the closing remarks at the event.

Speaking about the event, Tosin Faniro-Dada, Managing Director and CEO of Endeavor Nigeria, said, “At Endeavor, we refer to Big Bubbles as high-impact entrepreneurs who combine bold ambition, business track record, scale potential, and most importantly, a give-back mindset that will benefit the next generation of African entrepreneurs. Some of the entrepreneurs in our network are second-generation Endeavor entrepreneurs emerging from other successful companies. We already see a few Big Bubbles in our ecosystem today, like Mitchell Elegbe from Interswitch, Tayo Oviosu from Paga, Gbenga Agboola from Flutterwave, and Odun Eweniyi from Piggyvest. These entrepreneurs are investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs in our ecosystem. At Catalysing Conversations 2022, we have created an immersive hybrid experience that amplifies important messages, facilitates 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, government officials, investors, policymakers, tech ecosystem enthusiasts, journalists, and general participants from Nigeria and worldwide. In addition to the inspirational learning experience at the summit, there will be networking opportunities between attendees to foster partnerships and cross-market collaborations.

Catalysing Conversations 2022 is also sponsored by Flutterwave, Chapel Hill Denham, Aliko Dangote Foundation, Stanbic IBTC Holdings, Filmhouse Group, FSDH Merchant Bank, and elev8 education.

The event is free to attend, and interested participants can find out more information or register at www.endeavornigeria.events.

For sponsorship, partnerships or interview inquiries, contact Joy Mabia, Senior Associate, Marketing and Communications | joy.mabia@endeavor.org

About Endeavor

Endeavor is the leading global community of, by, and for High-Impact Entrepreneurs — those who dream bigger, scale faster, and pay it forward.

Driven by our belief that High-Impact Entrepreneurs transform economies, Endeavor is on a mission to build thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging and underserved markets worldwide.

Endeavor creates a Multiplier Effect by inspiring high-growth founders to dream bigger, supporting and investing in them to scale faster, and providing a platform to pay it forward —  thereby compounding their impact.

To sustain Endeavor’s long-term operations in a mission-aligned way,  Endeavor created Endeavor Catalyst — a rules-based, co-investment fund set up to invest in the same High-Impact Entrepreneurs Endeavor supports. Today. Endeavor Catalyst is among the world’s top early-stage funders of startups-turned  $1B+ companies (“Unicorns”) outside of the U.S. and China.

Endeavor launched its Nigeria office in 2018 to select and support the best founders of companies at the scaleup and growth stage. They recognise a responsibility to pay it forward and multiply their impact on Nigeria’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. In Nigeria, Endeavor aims to select 4-6 companies a year, and today there are 33 Endeavor Entrepreneurs leading 16 companies in their portfolio.

Learn more about Endeavor in Nigeria: www.endeavornigeria.org

Learn about Endeavor’s global network: www.endeavor.org