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Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme

Run over the last 22 years by the FATE School of Entrepreneurship at the FATE Foundation the Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme (EEP) is Nigeria’s foremost Owner Manager Programme designed for experienced entrepreneurs looking to strategically transform and reposition their businesses to be competitive, sustainable, and relevant in whichever market they choose to play.

With a combined mix of training, mentoring and one-on-one advisory support and a best- in-class Faculty of C-Level entrepreneurial and professional leaders, including Mr Fola Adeola (Founder GTBank and FATE Foundation), the EEP builds on the rudiments of strategy development to enable their business scale with the right building blocks.

At the end of the 4-month program, participants would have improved their financial acumen, developed a 1-3 Year Strategic Growth Plan and gained clarity on their business and operating model: market expansion opportunities: governance structure approaches: and investment readiness.

  • Strategically Transform Your Business
  • Re-invent your business and operating model to survive and thrive beyond the current economic volatility.
  • Develop a comprehensive business view to make enable your market expansion strategy.
  • Expand your entrepreneurial leadership and corporate governance capacity.
  • Improve your financial management competencies and get investment ready.
  • Gain key insights on taking your business to scale; and develop a short to mid-term Strategic Growth Plan,

Our 22-year EEP program is designed exclusively for:

  • Experienced entrepreneurs who are full-time Owner-Manager entrepreneurs.
  • Have 3+* years full-time leading high growth SME/StartUp
  • Have at least NGN50,000,000* in annual revenues; and
  • Have at least 5* employees in the business with at least 1* other person in management in addition to the Owner Manager CEO


*Can be waived based on business growth potential.

 Entrepreneurial Leadership
Mr. Fola Adeola, Founder, GTBank & Chairman, FATE Foundation
Entrepreneurial Health and Sustainability
Dr. Uganze Eke, Founder/CEO, ChooseLife Wellness
 Strategy & Business Model
Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, Executive Director FATE Foundation

Mr. Adebembo Adebowale. Dean & Director. The FATE School

Financial Management
Mr. Kayode Adewuyi, CFO, FCMB.

Mrs. Ijeoma Adesanya, Head, ScaleUp Lab, The FATE School

Market Strategy & Expansion
Mr. Pradeep Pahalwani, MD, Securisk Insurance Brokers

Mr Lampe Omoleye, Managing Director, Nitro121

Operations Management
Engr. Bayo Adeola, Chairman CPMS Limited
Financing & Investment Readiness
Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chairman APIS

Mr. Bayo Adeyemi, Head, Investment Banking. Absa West Africa

Corporate Governance & Succession Planning
Mr. Mohammed K. Ahmad Chairman Polaris Bank People Management

Mr. Asue Ighodalo, Partner, Banwo & Ighodalo

People Management
Ms. Bolaji Agbede, Executive Director, Access Corporation

Mrs. Bukola Thomas, Executive Head, Human Capital, Old Mutual


Application Form ₦15,000
EEP Fees ₦735,000

For more information email [email protected]

All fees are payable to:

Account Name: FATE Foundation
Account Number: 0000966552
Bank: GTBank

15 Weeks
Entrepreneur Level
Growth stage
Class Size
Learning style
Interactive Learning, Workshops, Seminars, Individual & Group Case Studies, Mentoring, Advisory, Strategy and Presentation

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