ScaleUp Program Cohort 1 (2021)

Endeavor Nigeria has unveiled the inaugural cohort of entrepreneurs for its ten-week Endeavor ScaleUp Program, which aims to support Nigeria’s most promising business leaders.

Leveraging Endeavor’s global network, participating entrepreneurs will have access to mentorship, fundraising support, partnerships and a strong peer network of high-impact entrepreneurs who have built and run successful businesses.

Seven entrepreneurs from four Nigeria-based startups have been selected to participate in the program, providing an opportunity to receive tailored support and fresh, honest, and in-depth feedback that will help them scale to the next level. The entrepreneurs that have been selected to participate in the program are:

  • Releaf – Ikenna Nzewi, CEO and Co-Founder, Uzoma Ayogu, CTO and Co-Founder
  • Bankly – Tomilola Majekodunmi, Co-Founder and CEO
  • – John Oke, CEO
  • BFREE – Julian Flosbach, CEO, Moses Nmor, CPO, Chuks Enyi, COO

The new Endeavor ScaleUp Program will provide a subset of the services provided to Endeavor Entrepreneurs. Participating entrepreneurs will be given direct, actionable feedback to support their growth as business leaders.

The program will also include group workshops facilitated by Endeavor Entrepreneurs, board members and mentors, and access to company executives for potential business development opportunities.

The group workshops will be led by Bolaji Balogun, CEO of Chapel Hill Denham and Vice Board Chairman at Endeavor Nigeria, Ife Orioke, CIO and Co-Founder of Flutterwave, and Tosin Eniolorunda, CEO and Co-founder of TeamApt.

The mentors will include Seni Adetu, former MD/CEO Guiness Nigeria, Adepeju Adebajo, former CEO, Lumos Nigeria, Anders Einarsson, CEO Food Products International, Promasidor Nigeria Limited and Felix Ike, Co-Founder and CTO, TeamApt.

Speaking on the new program, Tosin Faniro-Dada, Managing Director and CEO of Endeavor Nigeria, said: “We are delighted to have these exciting entrepreneurs on our first ScaleUp program, and we have prepared an impactful program that will address their most pressing challenges and support them as they advance to the next stage of their business growth.

“One of our core values at Endeavor is our commitment to paying it forward, and our Endeavor Entrepreneurs are also eager to support the next-gen of high-impact entrepreneurs with their deep knowledge, experience and functional expertise in their respective industries and markets”.

With a mission to build strong entrepreneurship ecosystems in high-growth markets worldwide, Endeavor selects, mentors, and supports entrepreneurs leading scale-up companies, supporting them in scaling their companies and driving economic growth and job creation.

Endeavor Nigeria currently supports 24 entrepreneurs who lead 13 companies, including Flutterwave, Carbon, Autochek, 54gene, TeamApt, TradeDepot, Helium Health, Paga, Migo, Daystar Power, HealthPlus, Kobo360 and FilmHouse Group.

Participating Entrepreneurs, Workshop Facilitators, and Mentors



Workshop Facilitator

CEO, Chapel Hill Denham

Workshop Facilitator

Chief Commercial Officer, Flutterwave

Workshop Facilitator

Founder & Group CEO, Moniepoint

Workshop Facilitator

Endeavor Entrepreneur (Alumni)


Founder/Group Chief Executive Officer, First Primus West Africa Limited


Fmr Chief Executive Officer, Lumos Nigeria


Co-founder & CTO, Moniepoint


Group CEO, Promasidor