As part of its commitment to youth empowerment and nation building, Accenture Nigeria has announced its intention to continue to empower young entrepreneurs in the country through the Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) Startup Pitch.
Early this year, the firm offered to provide free professional advisory services and skill development for eight selected tech entrepreneurs chosen by a team of investor experts during the 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit (NES23) Startup Pitch in Abuja. And today, those young entrepreneurs have been inspired to do more – growing their small businesses following the mentorship programme.
According to Toluleke Adenmosun, Accenture Nigeria’s Managing Director Financial Services, empowering startups with skills and insights that will enable them make significant contributions to the economy of the country is a commitment that the company is very passionate about.
“We believe in mentorship and knowledge sharing as a way building a better society. At Accenture, we are very passionate about proffering solutions to problems. That’s why we decided to take up the responsibility of mentoring the winners of NES 23 Startup Pitch”, she said.
“It’s part of our Corporate Social Responsibility and we are very proud to have partnered with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) to have make our contributions to the nation building through the initiative,” she added.
The eight entrepreneurs that benefited from Accenture mentorship programme are: L&L Foods, Accounteer, My Padi, Academix, Piggy Bank, Insight Africa, Ojoro Kitchen and Edusko.
Accenture also sponsored the NES24 Startup Pitch Event which took place on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja and intend to offer similar mentorship programme to the winners.