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Five African entrepreneurs from Egypt and Nigeria have been have been selected to join Endeavor‘s entrepreneurs programme.
The non-profit organisation, which supports high-impact entrepreneurs around the world, selected the six at its 91st International Selection Panel held in Istanbul, Turkey between 21 and 23 October.
Endeavor now supports 1992 entrepreneurs in more than 35 markets around the world
Also selected were Nigerians Chijioke Dozie (pictured above, with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in an earlier photo) and Ngozi Dozie. The two are the co-founders of Lagos-based fintech OneFi which owns digital financial services startup Carbon.
Carbon last week launched Carbon for Business, a digital financial services platform that provides startups and small businesses the services and technology they need to build and scale their businesses.
In all, 24 entrepreneurs from across 12 countries were selected at the International Selection Panel. With the selection of the 24, Endeavor now supports 1992 entrepreneurs leading 1 243 companies in more than 35 markets around the world.
The 24 entrepreneurs will now gain access to comprehensive customised services which include introductions to local and international business mentors and volunteers from Fortune 500 consulting firms who will help them address key needs.
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Featured image, left to right: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and OneFi CEO and co-founder Chijioke Dozie (Chijioke Dozie via Twitter)