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WHy the Mentor Matchup Challenge 2.0?

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On the Shoulders of Giants

The Mentor Matchup Challenge bridges the practical knowledge between successful entrepreneurs and the younger generation of entrepreneurs.

Six Major Sectors

Selected startups in
Agriculture   Energy
E-Commerce   Fintech

Notable Invites

This year's event would feature renowned panelists, mentors, investors and other stakeholders in the six sectors to commemorate our Fifth Anniversary.

Mentor Mentee Matchmaking

Meet with Successful Mentors to discuss and resolve niggling challenges in your business.

Build Your Network

A platform to network, collaborate and form potential business partnerships with stakeholders in the six (6) sectors.

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Application is free, sixty (60) applications would be shortlisted. Winners would be awarded with $2500 in funding, as well as free business valuation services and workspace for a month!

Event Schedule

Lagos Oriental Hotel

Victoria Island, Lagos



60+ Entrepreneurs

Financial Institutions, Government Agencies and Investors.

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Don’t miss it!

Meet our Panelists

Listen to conversations that will spark your creativity and inspire your growth.

Buffy Okeke-Ojiudu

Founder, Zebra Group

Joycee Awosika

Founder, Oriki Group

Ejike Ugwu

ED, Moneda Investments

Bunmi George

Founder, ShredderGang

Featured Mentors

Be guided by distinguished spakers, seasoned experts and trailblazers that will help give direction to your drive and business.

Ukandu E Ukandu

VP, Citibank Nigeria

Onyeka Akumah

CEO, Farmcrowdy

Shola Adekoya

Investor & Former CEO, Konga

Emilia asim-ita

Founder and Practice Director, AML

Ahmad Damcida

CEO, Energy Culture

Mykel Parish

Chairman, Africa Firm Consortium

Investors In attendance

The backbone of this event is to bring your excellent idea to the attention of angel investors.

Obi Asika

Founder and Chairman, Dragon Africa

Barr. Ngozi Ekeoma

MD/CEO, Nepal Oil & Gas Services

Kayode Fadahunsi

CEO, Prosperis Holdings


The Business Pitches will be Judged by Business Development Experts

Alessia Balducci

General Manager, Seedspace

Deji Agboade

CEO, BPI Advisory

Senami Johnson

Head, Meristem Capital

Joshua Okorie

CEO, Abile Advisory Services

Sponsors and Partners

Be a Part of Something Great.

Apply for the Mentor Matchup Challenge 2.0

An Elevator Pitch Contest for a chance to win free funding, powered by 234Finance.
Applications are now open, 60 applications would be longlisted to present at the Mentor Matchup Challenge 2.0.
Winners would be awarded with $2500 in funding, as well as free business valuation services and workspace for a month!

Criteria for Applicants Selection

  • The business idea must have great market potential.

  • Applicants must show technical expertise in running the venture.

  • The business idea must provide a positive social impact.

  • Innovation is key, the business idea must show potential to revolutionise the industry and create an impact.

  • Financial projections is an added advantage for selection.

Deadline for Application is 20th November, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

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The Mentor Matchup Challenge 2.0 is a competitive elevator pitch session in which sixty applications would be selected to present their ideas in front of investors and winners would emerge and be provided with funding opportunities.
The event helps participants by honing thier presentation skills and articulation of visions, aiding critical thinking skills as well as focus on the most important aspects of running small enterprises.

Attendees are taught to be prepared for important conversations that can shape their journeys whenever they happen, give right exposure on how to run their startups and provide opportunities for partnerships and business from mentors’ organisations.

Successful applicants are awarded with free business evaluation services and workspace for a month, as well as $2500 in funding!
Applicants with viable business ideas who require funding, are invited to apply with the form below.
What is the selection process for MMC 2.0?
Applications are reviewed based on the criteria indicated above by a panel of industry experts with a focus on the business and technical aspects and social implications of each application. Selected applicants will be exclusively invited for the Mentor Matchup Challenge 2.0 contest. Winners would be awarded with free business evaluation services and workspace for a month, as well as $2500 in funding!
The deadline for application is the 20th of November, 2018 at 12 Midnight.
Application for the Mentor Matchup Challenge is FREE and the event is strictly by invitation, upon successful shortlistment.
An invitation email would be sent to deserving applicants. Please note, this invitation is not transferable.