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About the Mentor Matchup Challenge 3.0?

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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   E-Commerce & Retail
Financial Services
Food & Hospitality   Logistics

Notable Invites

This year's event featured renowned panelists, mentors, investors and other stakeholders in the six sectors of interest.

Mentor Mentee Matchmaking

Mentees networked with Successful Mentors to discuss and resolve niggling challenges in business.

Build Your Network

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

Apply Now

Application is free, Kindly apply below, using the guidelines provided. Best of Luck!.

Event Schedule


Victoria Island, Lagos



Pitch to Compete

Win Seed Funding!.

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Meet our Panelists

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

Akintunde Marinho

CEO, Utopia Media Group

Tania Omotayo

Founder & Creative Director, Ziva Lagos

Richard Nnadi

CEO, CERN Projects Ltd

Featured Mentors

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

Benedicta Ogar

Principal Consultant, CityBee Hospitality Ltd

Obi Ozor

Founder, Kobo 360

Sheila Ojei

CCO, Covenant Salt Company Limited

Uche Lotanna-Anajemba

Business Leader, Strategist & Social Entrepreneur

Investors In attendance

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

Mrs. Rita James

MD/CEO Merciport Resources Ltd

Dr. Chima Anyaso

Chairman, Caades Group

Sponsors and Partners

Be a Part of Something Great.

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Limited Seats Available

Standard Pass


  • Entrance
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Refreshments
  • Certificate
  • Opportunity to win giveaways
  • 10% Discount for a group of 3-5
  • Access to Speakers
  • Access to Cocktail Hour
  • Random Selection to Pitch
Premium Pass


  • Entrance
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Refreshments
  • Certificate
  • Opportunity to win giveaways
  • 15% Discount for a group of 3-5
  • Access to Speakers
  • Access to Cocktail Hour
  • Random Selection to Pitch

Frequently Asked Questions?

Who are We?
234Finance.com is an online platform that promotes African entrepreneurship. We achieve this by bridging the gap between investors and investment opportunities in Africa's emerging market.

Our mandate is to provide the support, tools and opportunities requires to start, scale and manage African ventures. We also provide Business Development Strategy, Brand Identity Consultation, Business Incubation, Market Research and Intelligence, Talent Management and Financial Advisory Services to support businesses in the region.

234Finance.com is strategic for promoting entrepreneurship through the power and effective use of information.
The Mentor Matchup Challenge 3.0 is a competitive elevator pitch session in which ten teams would be shortlisted to present their ideas in front of investors. Winners would emerge and be provided with funding opportunities for their business (Terms & Conditions Apply).
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.

Participants 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.

Attendees at the event get:
  • Intimate mentoring opportunities with high-level industry experts.
  • Unparalleled networking access to angel investors and other stakeholders in the sectors of interest.
  • Opportunity to win exciting prizes during giveaways at the event.
  • Refreshments and After Party hosted by Sosha Life.
  • Surprise guest appearance.

Successful applicants are awarded with Seed Funding for their business (Terms & Conditions apply).
Applicants with viable business ideas who require funding, are invited to apply with the form below.
What is the selection process for MMC 3.0?
Applications are reviewed based on the criteria indicated in the Pitch Deck Guide. Selected applicants will be exclusively invited for the Mentor Matchup Challenge 3.0 contest. Winners would be awarded with seed funding for their business.
The deadline for application is on the 8 th of November, 2019.
Participants shortlisted to pitch at the event will attend for FREE. However, other participants who wish to attend the event for the mentorship session, networking and other benefits can attend for a fee of N20, 000 Only. Limited seats are available to ensure that participants get best value from the event. Click here to reserve your seat.
An invitation email would be sent to deserving applicants. Please note, this invitation is not transferable.