On the 11th of November 2023, the Lions Club Hall at 77 Thompson Road, Milton, became the epicenter of inspiration and empowerment as the Alliance of Nigerian Entrepreneurs hosted a captivating business networking event. The plenary session, titled "Authenticity: Own Your Story," brought together a diverse group of aspiring and established entrepreneurs, all eager to learn, connect, and make a positive impact on their communities.
What is the Alliance of Nigerian Entrepreneurs:
The Alliance of Nigerian Entrepreneurs is a social enterprise that aims to nurture the entrepreneurial potentials of black professionals of Nigerian heritage in Canada. By leveraging their inherent social aptitude, the organization facilitates wealth creation and encourages positive community impact. The alliance offers a network of like-minded individuals, affordable skills training, funding opportunities, and valuable mentorship.
Lets cut to the chase with the event Highlights:
Under the leadership of prominent individuals such as Emmanuel Adebola -President, Nnenna Uboma -Vice president, Teena Ogunbiyi- Director of Business Operations, Morayo Olujobi- Director of Human Resources, Philip Otutu - Director of Community Services, James Ugwuogo -Chief Technology Officer, Chichi Okiche -Director of Communications and Babatunde Eyitayo -Chief Financial Officer, the event attracted esteemed guests, including Ted Creighton, a master business coach, and Devon Amiga, the manager at Staples Studios Oakville.
The speakers' lineup included successful serial entrepreneurs like Barrister Modupe Ehinlaiye of Talk with Mo, Kingsley Madu of Expedier, and Mufuti Sanusi, the owner/operator of Chick-fil-A, Mississauga. These industry mavens shared their personal journeys, emphasizing the importance of authenticity, building platforms for future generations, and the power of networking to unlock opportunities and gain access to influential stages.
Participants had the unique opportunity to engage directly with Mufuti Sanusi, who shared her remarkable journey of owning a Chick-fil-A franchise. The event shed light on the surprising fact that a mere $15,000 is the financial requirement to own a Chick-fil-A franchise. This revelation sparked excitement and inspiration among the attendees, showcasing the vast possibilities that lie within the entrepreneurial realm.
The event was not just about knowledge and networking; it was a holistic experience. Attendees were treated to a delightful breakfast, featuring traditional Nigerian meat pies and pastries. With over 80 people in attendance, the event was characterized by meaningful conversations, engaging discussions, and a vibrant, fun-loving atmosphere.
The Alliance of Nigerian Entrepreneurs' next event, the end-of-year Owambe party, is scheduled for December 9th at 6pm. Once again, the Lions Club Hall at 77 Thompson Road, Milton, will serve as the venue for this exciting celebration. Tickets are available on their website, www.aneglobal.ca.
MPP, President & Vice President.
The leaders of the Alliance of Nigerian Entrepreneurs were honored with awards from Parm Gill, the MPP of Milton and Ontario Minister of Red Tape, for their exceptional service to the Nigerian community. This recognition further underscores the impact and dedication of the organization's leaders in fostering entrepreneurship within the Nigerians in diaspora.
Recognition of the leadership Team
The Alliance of Nigerian Entrepreneurs' business networking event proved to be a remarkable occasion. Attendees were inspired by the stories and insights shared by accomplished speakers and had the opportunity to connect with industry leaders. The event embodied the spirit of empowerment, networking, and community building. As the Alliance of Nigerian Entrepreneurs continues to cultivate an environment of growth and success, attendees eagerly anticipate future events that will further enhance their entrepreneurial journeys.