The Business Acceleration Bootcamp is for entrepreneurs in Nigeria with early stage businesses (0-2years) looking to scale and/or to attract potential investment and support. 

The bootcamp will include interactive workshops and mentor led sessions delivered by Oxygen Startup, UK.

Oxygen Startups works with entrepreneurs across the globe at every stage of their startup journey – be that an individual with a great idea, to a fully formed high growth company poised to receive investment. They provide curriculum of expertise and support to enable individuals and companies to refine their ideas into successful high growth businesses.

Some outcomes for Bootcamp participants:

  • Learn and be mentored by UK and Nigerian entrepreneurs 
  • Increased capacity to build  more sustainable and scalable enterprises
  • Better understanding of approaches to funding opportunities and investor requirements

Participation Criteria

All applicants must:
  • Be Nigerian citizens
  • Be between the ages of 21 - 40 at the time of submission of application
  • Be a representative of a small/medium scale enterprise (0-2 years). (Please note: Only one person per enterprise will be accepted to participate in the boot camp)
  • Be available to participate in the boot camp holding in Lagos in the week of 19th – 23rd June  2017 (Specific dates to be confirmed)
  • Be able to cover any personal/travel/accommodation costs if applying from outside Lagos

Application opens: Tuesday, 30th May 2017

Applications close: Wednesday, 7th June 2017

Entries submitted after the given deadline will not be accepted.

Learn About our Facilitators

ANTHONY WILLIAM CATT

Anthony read and received a BSc in Management & Strategy & MSc in Entrepreneurs & International Business from Aston Business School where he was a scholar student. With experience in both the corporate and SME business worlds across Europe having consulted to NATO with Belgium consultancy Eurocity and worked for KPMG. He supported the launch of several startups including M-24 and Tripster. He was later appointed Oxygen Managing Director, after eighteen months of joining the team

DR MICHAEL BANDAR

Michael is a founding partner of Turn Partners, a start-up studio focused on the creation of online businesses. He has experience working with academic, corporate and start-up accelerator programs to support training entrepreneurs in sales and scaling businesses. He is a graduate from Aston Business School where he also received an Honorary Doctorate for his contribution to Entrepreneurship and Enterprise at Aston and in Birmingham, making him the youngest honorary doctorate in the UK.

MURSAL HEDAYAT

Mursal is an Economics graduate currently investigating and developing innovative solutions to social problems. A social change fellow at ‘Year Here’ for recognition of her work. She has extensive practical experience in research, interviewing experts, gathering first-hand insight, and presenting insightful analysis.

Mursal is now the Founder of ‘Chatterbox’ a social enterprise creating pathways to professional careers for refugees using their existing language skills.

MARTIN DUDECK

Martin is the Creative Director and founding member of ‘Pollen8’, one of the fastest growing and successful innovation companies in London. Pollen8 help large corporate and government organisations to create, develop and deliver breakthrough innovation ideas and transform these into sustainable new ventures, empowering their people by educating them on how to think, act and operate like entrepreneurs and emphasise user centric design and user experience. 

PARIS PETGRAVE

Paris Petgrave is the Founder and CEO of ‘We Love Work’, a disruptive hiring app that assesses organisational culture and predicts job applicants that are the best fit. Paris is also the founding partner of ‘Rare Seed Capital’, an angel led investment fund that invests in high growth tech start-ups with diverse teams. 

Paris has worked with a number of large multinational organisations including Barclays, PWC, Virgin, Deloitte, Walmart and the NHS.