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Thursday, 25 September 2014
Africa’s Youngest Billionaire Offers Young Entrepreneurs One-on-One Business Pitch Opportunity In Nigeria
VENTURES AFRICA – Mara Mentor, an initiative of Mara Foundation, is offering entrepreneurs in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, a lifetime opportunity to get expert business mentorship from leading entrepreneurs in the West African country.
Mara Foundation was launched in 2009 by Africa’s youngest billionaire, Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group. Since its inception, the Foundation has scaled its programmatic focus and is now active in a number of countries across Africa.
Sequel to its exceedingly successfulMara Mentor One-on-OneLagosevent, where over 60 young Nigerian entrepreneurs won business mentorship placement under top Nigerian business leaders, theMara Mentor One-on-Onebusiness pitch session, which has recorded great success in Africa, having been held 10 times across the continent, is now set to hold in Abuja, on the 14th of October 2014.
Mara Mentor One-on-One in Lagos
Interested young entrepreneurs can now apply for a chance to win six-month business mentorship placements under the tutelage of top Nigerian business leaders.
About 26 top business leaders in Abuja will be present at the event including: Dr. Mairo Mandara; Country Representative Nigeria, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Sonnie Ayere CEO Dunn Loren Merrifield and Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company; Ace photographer, Aisha Augie-Kuta and Muhammad Jibrin, Managing Director/CEO, SunTrust Savings & Loan.
Others include Aisha Babangida, Chairperson, Better Life Program for Rural Woman Africa; Bankole Cardoso, CEO Easy Taxi Nigeria; MD/CEO, Bank of Agriculture, Mohammed Santuraki; Shimite Katung, Founder/President Nigerian Quintessential Business Women Association (NQBWA); Dr. Kazeem Mustapha, Executive Director, United Health Care; Adekunle Adebiyi, GM Operations MTN.
Doyin Adewola, Founder/CEO, Box Office Incubator; Simeon Ononobi, CEO, Simple Pay 4U, and Binta Max-Gbinije CEO, Stanbic IBTC Trustees will also be at the event.