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The Variant Advisory Mentorship Programme (“VAMP”) on a semi-annual basis (June & December), conducts a one-day entrepreneurial mentoring session focused on honing the business and leadership skills of existing and aspiring entrepreneurs. To qualify to partake in the session, participants are expected to meet any one of the under listed criteria:

  • Possess a business idea that he/she if desirous of moving from conceptualization to practical phase. The business idea may cover any sector of the economy.
  • Pioneer a business that is still in early stage of start-up (infancy stage)
  • Manage an existing business that he/she is seeking to move to the next level in terms of restructuring and business growth
  • Full or part time workers keen on developing their entrepreneurial skills and competences.

The session which is highly interactive offers participants an opportunity to gain from the knowledge and experiences of the CEO of Variant Advisory- Mr. Kehinde Durosinmi-Etti, who is also the immediate past Managing Director/CEO of Skye Bank Plc, and his over three decade management and leadership experience.

Participants will also gain from insights and acumen of other business leaders and captains of industry in major industrial sectors, who will be engaged as speakers at the session.  Topics covered at the session will range from macroeconomic analysis, business talks, and real life case studies. The session will also provide participants a platform to connect, build networks and share experiences.

The next mentorship session is scheduled for Tuesday June 28, 2016 at The Wheatbaker Hotel, No 4 Onitolo (Lawrence) Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, from 9:00am to 6:00pm. The session is by invitation only to selected participants.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to participate in the session by forwarding an updated CV, a brief profile on their existing business/business idea (if any), as well as their reason for wanting to participate in the mentorship session. All information should be forwarded latest May 31, 2016 to info@variantadvisory.com.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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Jand2Gidi and Parliamo Bambini emerged as the successful recipients of the 2016 Variant Advisory Grant Scheme (VAGS).

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Recognising the importance of corporate social responsibility, and the desire to make an impactful contribution, Variant runs a mentorship programme that is designed to hone the business and leadership skills of young entrepreneurs.

The mentorship programme provides a platform for upcoming entrepreneurs with solid business ideas to interact directly with our CEO and gain from his counsel on work ethic, business skills and acumen.

The programme facilitates the business growth of the mentee and also provides networking opportunities for mentees.


The primary objective of the programme is to mentor young aspiring entrepreneurs on developing a better understanding of:

  • Running a business
  • Improved decisions on critical business issues
  • Developing strategic plans to drive their business growth

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VAMP Mentees

Ruth is the founder and editor of Magnify, a print and digital magazine, launched in 2008 with the vision to be a source of inspiration and empowerment to women.
In addition to developing the platform, Ruth has worked as a creative producer on a number of freelance projects producing print and digital content for clients. She is a dynamic individual with a proven track record of building teams and networking effectively. Furthermore, she is passionate about delivering high quality and engaging content for brands, and has a demonstrated interest in engaging the 20-30s demographic through innovation.
Ruth is a graduate of Durham University (Politics).

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Tonye is the founder and Innovation Manager of PNS Projects, a design and technology start up based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Tonye has managed various technology and design projects for clients across various industries in Nigeria. Passionate about innovation, creative thinking and design, he worked as a creative director at an IT development firm before starting PNS Projects in 2014.
Tonye is a graduate of Bradford University School of Management (Management and Innovation).

Stears is a news and financial data company founded by alumni of the London School of Economics and Imperial College, London. Stears provides news analysis on economic, financial and business activities across Nigeria, with a primary focus on public companies listed and traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Stears is run by a partnership of four individuals, who are passionate about leveraging technology and intellectual debate in revamping the Nigeria news and data industry.
Stears can be accessed at www.stearsng.com.

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You can now order Accessing Grants for Startups on www.ifedurosinmietti.com