The Lagos SME Bootcamp, one of Nigeria’s largest gathering of SMEs, aims to enhance their business management capabilities, reduce their risks of failure, and position them for strategic growth.

The Bootcamp was founded in 2018 by Ayo Bankole Akintujoye and Seun Durojaiye to support SMEs who cannot afford the services of professional consultants but need those capabilities the most. The Lagos SME Bootcamp hopes to reshape the way SME owners think, discuss key issues, originate new ideas, and help them understand their markets. It will feature intensive sessions on such business management capabilities as financial management, tax management, and structuring, business planning, brand management, capital raising, technology for SMEs, regulatory compliance, people management, business modeling, etc.

Previous editions of the Bootcamp have featured top business and thought leaders like Akin Alabi, Founder of Naira Bet and Author of Small Business Big Money; Kate Henshaw, Entrepreneur and award-winning actor; Lola Esan, Director People and Organization, EY West Africa; Funke Oladoke, Partner Deloitte West Africa; Andrew Nevin, Partner, and Chief Economist PwC; Joshua Chibueze, Co-founder PiggyVest; and Tosin Olaseinde, Founder of Money Africa.

The forthcoming Bootcamp doubles as the first virtual edition. It will hold on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 11:00 am. It promises to build on previous learnings by featuring industry leaders such as Mr. Babatunde Irukera, CEO, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC); Nkiru Olumide-Ojo, Regional Head, Marketing & Communications Standard Bank Group & Founder, The Lighthouse Women Network; Yinka Ogunnubi, Leading Financial Advisor and Group Treasurer, CFAO; Nkechi Oguchi, CEO, Ventures Park; Tunde Omotoye, Co-Founder HumanSquad; Damilare Zaccheus, Founder, OGZ Foundation; Adesuwa Opedun, Regional Business Development Lead, Vertical Markets, SystemSpecs; and Oluwakitan Babalola, Engagement Coordinator, Convention on Business Integrity.

The event, expected to host five hundred SME owners who share a common interest in learning how to build solid capabilities for moving their businesses forward by harnessing practical solutions for sustainable business growth, is organised in partnership with, Proshare, MSME Standards, and OGZ Foundation. Participation is free but attendees are required to register on the Lagos SME Bootcamp website at