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SME Scale-Up 2.0: Empowering Nigeria’s SMEs growth from Seedling to Sequoia

In a bid to foster economic growth and tackle unemployment in Nigeria, SME Scale Up Workshop returns with an enhanced program designed to equip SME CEOs, Corporate Executives and budding entrepreneurs looking to start or upscale their businesses, sending them from Seedling to Sequoia.

The workshop aims to uplift local enterprises and provide Chief Executives of Small and Medium Enterprises with the necessary tools and knowledge to successfully expand their business.

Building on the success of the inaugural workshop, SME Scale Up 2.0 is partnering once again with Zenith Bank, UNIDO, and esteemed collaborators to offer a comprehensive four-day module series themed “From Seedling to Sequoia.”

This intensive program is tailored to empower over 40 CEOs through immersive capability development sessions. With the support of leading agencies and companies
nationwide, SME Scale Up continues its commitment to nurturing the growth of SMEs across Nigeria.

SME Scale Up 2.0 represents a bold commitment to driving economic development and reducing unemployment rates in Nigeria. By empowering SMEs to thrive and expand, the initiative aims to build resilient entrepreneurs capable of catalyzing change and driving innovation in various sectors.

The SME Scale Up Workshop aspires to cultivate a community of forward-thinking individuals who will drive progress in their respective fields. Through this initiative, they hope to contribute to the growth of a highly skilled workforce and promote innovation that positively impacts society.

The workshop comprises four modules, each priced at N150,000. While attending all is recommended for maximum benefit, participants can choose according to their needs. The first module starts on May 18; the second on June 1.

The four modules cover essential topics ranging from strategic planning and financial management to marketing and innovation. To further drive impact, SME Scale Up Workshop has announced a range of exciting opportunities for attendees.

These opportunities include: Grants of N5 million each for the three most promising participants, provided by SME Scale Up; Loan opportunities from Zenith Bank for five participants with scalable business ideas.

Others: Subsidized loan facilities by Zenith Bank and the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) for an additional five participants; UNIDO’s commitment to supporting environmentally friendly initiatives, with three to five participants selected for the GCIP acceleration project.

Registration: Entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and aspiring business owners are encouraged to seize this unique opportunity to elevate their enterprises and contribute to Nigeria’s economic resurgence.

Secure your place at SME Scale Up 2.0 by registering at

More information available on the website.

SME Scale-Up 2.0: Empowering Nigeria’s SMEs growth from Seedling to Sequoia

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