TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL AT

CASCADOR2021

LAGOS, NOVEMBER 1st - 5th, 2021

 

Cascador 2021

OUR MISSION

Help mid-stage entrepreneurs grow their businesses and their interpersonal skills by working with successful American and Nigerian entrepreneurs

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2021 PROGRAM: Nov 1-5 in Lagos.
The program will be in person at the Lagos Business School.

WHO SHOULD APPLY 

  • Mid-stage entrepreneurs with at least 2 years of operation and revenues from sales of >$50,000/year or >$250,000 of capital.

  • You must embrace giving & receiving constructive feedback.

  • Participation is limited to 12 entrepreneurs.

 

SCALING YOUR BUSINESS is the focus of the program. The business plan of each participant will be reviewed and enhanced by veteran mentors and peers.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 15

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Testimonials

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2021 PROGRAM

November 1-5, 2021 in Lagos, Nigeria

The Cascador program is an intensive, in-depth examination of your leadership skills and business plans by veteran mentors. The program includes six months of support afterward.

Participation is limited to 12 entrepreneurs.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Personal development is the foundation of professional growth. Prior to the program, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire that generates a report about your personality type. You will have a personal, one hour video session prior to the program to interpret your report, and discuss how your personality type can work best with people of other styles. We will practice these interpersonal skills during interaction with the faculty and your peers.

 

YOUR PLAN TO SCALE YOUR BUSINESS

You will be required to submit your business history and future plan prior to the program. Your history and plans will be discussed with faculty by video prior to the program, so that the faculty can identify what support and resources you need.

PROGRAM OUTLINE, November 1-5, 2021

The program will focus on you and your business, with personal interviews and reviews. Daily topics:​

Day 1: Increase self-awareness, leadership skills & high-performance team building

Day 2: Sharpen your value proposition, clearly defining the problem and the opportunity.

Day 3: Review your equity and/or debt fundraising plans.

Day 4: Enhance your scaleup strategy and corporate governance

Day 5: Pitch to panel for feedback.. Commit to 6 month accountability plan to implement the skills that you have learned.

SIX MONTHS of FOLLOW UP SUPPORT

Each participant will have a faculty follow up monthly for six months to support the implementation of new business plans and leadership skills.

OUTCOME

Significantly enhance your strategic plan, your leadership skills, and your network.

VENUE

The Cascador program will be held on the Lagos Business School campus. Housing will be provided at a hotel within walking distance.

 
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EXPERT JUDGES

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This panel will provide feedback on your pitch

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Managing partner, Verod Capital. Has raised >$250,000,000 to invest in opportunities in West Africa.

Harvard MBA.

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African Dev. Bank advisor, MP Agrolay Ventures, CEO, Nuli Juice. Forbes Africa Leading Women 2021. Kellogg Bus. School, USA Top 10

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Veteran Mentors

These successful veterans will present their personal stories, review your case studies and address your questions.

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Co-founder of Future Africa, Andela and Flutterwave

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Head of Outreach,

Y Combinator

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MP Verraki Partners, former CEO, Accenture Nigeria. Entrepreneur

in residence, LBS

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Founding CEO,

Samson International

Sold for >$1B

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Director LBS Sustainability Centre, Assoc. Prof of Corporate Governance

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Deputy MD, Coscharis Group;

Non Exec. Dir., Access Bank

LBS adjunct faculty

CEO of Capricorn Digital

fintech (Baxibox).

Ex VP  Morgan Stanley.

investment bank.

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Senior Manager, Verod Capital

MBS Columbia Bus. School

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 LEADERSHIP COACHES

Elizabeth will provide individual review or your behavior profile and how to work effectively with different personality types. Seni will teach you to balance emotional connections with objective accountability to create a high-performance team.

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Founder Black Ops, Former VP Global Operations, Andela, Managed 1,000 person division. Formerly took a startup from 100 to 500 employees in 2 yrs. Harvard Business School MBA

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Entrepreneur coach

Licensed psychotherapist, USA

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CORE FACULTY

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These core faculty will be present throughout the program to provide personal attention.

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 American biotech entrepreneur with >$120,000,000 cumulative revenue.

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Lagos Business School adjunct faculty. Former CEO, GSK Nigeria.

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Founder of TEEM Marketing Consultancy, USA

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SPECIAL THANKS to

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Dean

Lagos Business School

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CASCADOR TEAM

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CEO of Vetsark, Nigeria,

Co-founder of Cascador

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Cascador Administrator and CEO of Inspire Africa

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SPONSORS

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Verod seeks to partner with companies with proven business models and high market growth potential.

Verraki Ventures is differentiated by its unique focus on creating a bridge between start-ups and corporates.

Future Africa is a platform that provides capital, coaching and community for mission-driven innovators. Talk to us.

Rising Tide Africa is a unique, trans-border women-oriented investment network.

Beta.Ventures invests in driven, early-stage entrepreneurs scaling tech and tech-enabled startups to become market leaders.

Developing responsible leaders.

Solving Africa’s business problems.

 
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SUCCESSFUL 2020 ALUMNI

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Founder of Dochase Adx Digital. Pioneered a Digital/AI Advertising technology.

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Founder of Shago Payments Limited. Launched a FinTech payment platform and grew to 4K users and 2 Billion in revenue within one year

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Founder of Chaka. Piloted a FinTech global stock trading platform that allows trading in over 10 countries.

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Founder of Jimcol Resources Nigeria Limited, an oil company with over $5,000,000 in revenue that provides Non-Destructive Testing Services and Drilling Support Services.

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Founder of Shago Payments Limited. Launched a FinTech payment platform and grew to 4K users and 2 Billion in revenue within one year

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Founder of Crop2Cash. Makes formal financing a 100% transparent process for banks while providing much-needed capital to responsible farmers.

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Founder of Auto Dome Ltd, a one -stop Shop for all Automobile Needs.

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c. Founded an educational organization for children and youths in STEM through a STEM-LAB. Mentored the girls from Nigeria who won the Technovation Award.

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Founder of Traders of Africa - TOFA. a Pan African online marketplace for products grown, produced or manufactured in Africa Only.

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Founder of Afrimash Company Limited, an Agritech e-commerce with over 100,000 customers across Nigeria.

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Founder of Ligare Technologies Limited. Ligare is changing the face of B2B logistics in Nigeria using technology and operational expertise.

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Founder of Neat Microcredit. Provides small holder farmers and petty traders with micro funds and technical training. Currently operational in 2 states. Provides $2,000,000 in loan monthly

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Deadline July 15​

  • July 15: Application deadline

  • July 20: Semi-finalists will be asked to submit the following documents:

    • Profit/loss statements and balance sheets for 2019, 2020 and 2021 YTD​

    • Financial projections for 2021 EOY and 2022

    • Board of Directors charter

  • July 27: Requested documents must be received by Cascador. 

  • Aug 3-17: Finalists will be invited to a video interiew

  • Aug 24: Twelve 2021 Cascadors will be notified

 

The Cascador program is entirely free. Housing is provided at a hotel near the Lagos Business School. However, selected applicants will be asked to provide a refundable deposit to hold their place. The deposit will be 100% refunded when you attend the program.

Please contact apply@cascador.org if you have questions

 
 

CONTACT CASCADOR

Email info@cascador.org or fill out the form below

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