About SME100 Africa

Our Mission

SME100 Africa inspires, empowers and equips young entrepreneurs and Small & medium scale Enterprises in Africa.

We support Businesses

SME100Africa stimulates entrepreneurship among Young Africans. We identify and support entrepreneurs, enabling communities to reap the transformational benefits of SME participation in the economy. We spotlight exemplary entrepreneurial models that can help improve the capacity of young entrepreneurs to get the skills, networks, and resources they need to build global businesses. We launched operations in the year 2015 and have already recruited more than 10,000 entrepreneurs into our network. Our online communities are fast becoming the go-to places for anyone interested in entrepreneurship in Africa as evident by the growth we have seen in our communities.

Access to Finance

SME100 Africa lend to small and medium scale businesses helping them access expansion capital to grow their businesses

Access to Market

Our online portal helps small businesses to broaden their horizon and break into new markets. Quarterly we organize business fairs for small business to launch into new markets and earn revenue. We are also the organizers of the FFO FAIR (Fashion, Art & Food Fair).

Access to Inspiring Networks

We have a network of seasoned entrepreneurs, captains of industries, technocrats, professionals, and young entrepreneurs. We have the largest pool of young entrepreneurs under the age of 25. We introduce entrepreneur to our pool of network. We organize “business lunch” where a seasoned entrepreneur meets with small business owners in their industry to discuss issues in that industry, “Cocktails and Conversations” a cocktail event for small business owners to meet and foster conversations about doing business in Nigeria.

Capacity Development

We conduct monthly trainings for SMEs across the Africa. Our trainings range from half-day to multi-week programs and focus on giving entrepreneurs practical skills and tools that can be put into action immediately.
Participants leave our workshops feeling more confident in their abilities and ready to take immediate steps to move their ideas forward.
All our trainings are centred on:
• Marketing and Sales for SMEs
• Accessing and Managing Finance for SMEs
• Digitization and Using Technology to Enhance Business Efficiency
We are in the process on building a learning management system (LMS) where the entrepreneurs can take courses online.

Access to Information

We launch a new portal where entrepreneurs can get access to information for personal development and inspiration for the work they do www.talks.ng

We were created to support Small & Medium Businesses in Africa

Your brand is how your customers see your business. It’s shaped by the way you represent yourself – professionally, socially and visually. It’s what makes you unique. It’s what makes you desirable. It’s shorthand for everything that brings your business together.