Business Ideas Hub

This is a group of existing, budding, and prospective entrepreneurs with business ideas who require some form of clarity in implementation, putting the right structure and scaling.


The Governor - Babajide Lawani

Babajide Lawani is the Chief Operating Officer at Parthian Partners Limited. He worked at Kakawa Discount House (now FBN Merchant Bank) as a fixed income trader and AXA Mansard group as a chief dealer. He successfully led the integration of Penman Pensions into the AXA Mansard group whilst also ensuring competitive return on investment and served as a member of the investment committee for the AXA Mansard Mutual Funds.

He has extensive experience in trading, sales and portfolio management across all asset classes.

Babajide holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Lagos and a master’s degree in Development Finance from the University of Manchester in the UK.

Our Weekly Activities

Typical Semester Schedule

    1. Introductory Session

      The Concept of Ideation

      Creation of sub-groups for brainstorming of business ideas

      Business-specific sessions and advisory Panel

      Inspiring Business stories and Topical discussions

    Typical Semester Schedule contd.

      1. Book Reviews (Online Discussions)

        Peer Mentoring/Bonding

        Business Pitch

        General Business Sessions (Handled by Guest/Inhouse Resource Partners)

        -Finance & Taxation
        -Talent Management
        -Sales & Marketing
        -Legal Aspect of Business
        -Scaling (Raising Capital for your Business)

      Expected Members

        1. People with business ideas, existing businesses and 9-5ers who want to transition to entrepreneurship.

        Previous Topics

          1. The Iceberg Theory
            Olawale Ayilara

            Launching and Scaling in today's Business Environment
            Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, Edmund Idokoko and Iyin Aboyeji

            Business Ideation Conceptualization & Validation
            Dr. George Akomas

            The Legal Framework of Business; Franchising, Partnerships & Contracts
            Israel Aye

          Previous Topics contd.

            1. Demystifying Finance for Techpreneurs
              Ben Iwhiwhu

              People, Culture & Partnerships
              Titi Olajide

              Developing a Successful Sales & Marketing Strategy
              Edmund Idokoko

              Challenges in Business and How to Navigate Through
              Ope Olaniran

              Close That Deal
              Oluyomi Ojo

              Sycamore: Building a business in a digital world
              Babatunde Akin-Moses, Onyinye Okoni & Mayowa Adeosun