Jasper SME Hub admits businesses into accelerator program


A leading SME accelerator and business school, Jasper SME Hub, has admitted the first set of businesses into its six-week accelerator program aimed at directly empowering 50,000 small and medium businesses by the end of 2025 through its 3P pillars; Products, Programmes, and Partnerships.

In a statement by its founder and CEO, Emmanuel Olujobi, the hub is committed to consolidation in line with the recent policy implementations by the current administration in favor of small business owners.

The six-week bootcamp will feature industry-leading professionals facilitating sessions on germane topics relevant to the growth and development of these SMEs.

The virtual bootcamp would educate participants on scaling up business efficiency and attracting funding.

Participants would have access to digital tools to accelerate business growth. It would also give participants opportunities to be admitted into the firm’s accelerator program and business pitch at SMEFest 2024.

According to Olujobi, this is the first cohort and another would run in January to February 2024.

The criteria for selecting the 20 businesses for this virtual boot camp were; SMEs with a turnover of N5m or less annually, capacity for growth and scalability.

Other criteria include business must be located in Nigeria and must be managed by an entrepreneur between 18 to 45 years.

Jasper SME Hub is the host of the annual SMEFest and frequently collaborates with leading solutions providers, including Paystack, MoMo, and a few others, to extend digital solutions, funding, and training programs for the growth of the SME ecosystem in Nigeria.