GTBank has partnered with She Leads Africa (SLA) to support and invest in promising female entrepreneurs from across Africa. The She Leads Africa Entrepreneur Showcase is a platform established to provide young entrepreneurs direct access to investors, international media exposure and the opportunity to win a $10,000 cash prize.
As lead sponsor, GTBank is sponsoring the $10,000 first place prize along with providing marketing consulting and SME advisory support through their SME MarketHub. The Managing Director and CEO of GTBank, Segun Agbaje will serve as the Keynote Speaker as well as a guest judge who will evaluate live the entrepreneur’s business plans.
Joining the GTBank MD at the judges table are pan-African business leaders Tunde Folawiyo, MD of Nigerian conglomerate Yinka Folawiyo Group; Genevieve Sangudi, MD of Sub-Saharan Africa for global private equity firm Carlyle Group; Dr. Omobola Johnson, Former Minister of Communication Technology, Eme Essien, Nigeria Country Manager for the International Finance Corporation; Issam Darwish, CEO of telecommunications firm IHS Towers; and Mo Abudu, founder of Ebony Life TV.
The top six finalists for this year’s Entrepreneur Showcase are Beauty Revolution NG, Heat Free Hair, Heels in the Kitchen, Instahealth, KAMOKINI and OmoAlata. These entrepreneurs were selected from a pool of 400 applicants and have more than 10,000 customers and $3M in revenue. They have spent the past six weeks working with mentors and advisors from the Lagos Angel Network to perfect their pitch and business plan presentation.
so source Sylvia Akpotue