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Jasper SME Hub to Host SMEFest2024

Jasper SME Hub, a startup accelerator and business school, is gearing up to host the annual SMEFest, renowned as one of the largest gatherings of small business owners.

This event provides a platform for entrepreneurs to learn, connect with investors, and establish frameworks aimed at boosting Africa’s SME GDP.

Commitment to SME Growth

Emmanuel Olujobi, the founder of Jasper SME Hub, emphasizes the significance of the SME sector as a major contributor to Nigeria’s GDP.

Expressing the need for increased attention and support, Olujobi outlines the organization’s commitment to fostering the growth of 100,000 SMEs by 2025 through various programs, products, and partnerships, including the impactful SMEFest2024 initiative.

Learning from Past Experiences

Reflecting on the lessons learned from SMEFest2023, a key insight emerged—small business owners often make the mistake of thinking too small.

This revelation underscores the core focus of SMEFest 2024: fostering a growth mindset among SME founders.

The event aims to inspire entrepreneurs to embrace learning, take risks, and be open to new ideas while creating a supportive environment for real-time interactions with the market and policymakers.

Keynote Speaker and Focus Areas

SMEFest 2024 is set to feature Dr. Jumoke Oduwole MFR, the Special Adviser to the President on Enabling Business Environment Council & Investment, as the keynote speaker.

The event will concentrate on establishing a culture that enables SME founders to build and scale their businesses.

This entails a focus on critical aspects such as growth, regulation, and the future of payments.

Panel Sessions and Awards

The upcoming SMEFest will include panel sessions covering pertinent topics related to growth, regulation, and the future of payments.

Additionally, the event will recognize outstanding contributions through the awarding of business grants to winners of the Business Ideathon Challenge and the Business Process Automation Hackathon.

Application Details

For those interested, applications for SMEFest2024 can be submitted here.