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LevelSet debuts in Nigeria to drive mentorship

LevelSet, a global initiative, has launched in Nigeria to drive and increase mentorship and collaborations among black entrepreneurs and professionals across the globe.

Tope Ajala, co-founder, LevelSet, said during the launch in Lagos recently, that the organisation offers a career defining programme for black entrepreneurs and professionals looking to jumpstart their businesses in a globally competitive environment through mentorship and collaborations.

“Everyone wants to be successful on their own and this is great but you will be bigger and better if you bring people along the journey and that is what LevelSet is all about,” Ajala said.

“At LevelSet we allow people come through this journey globally by collaborating with others who are ahead in that particular sector or career,” she said.

She stated that the platform wants to bring various black communities together to help each other, by older entrepreneurs mentoring start-ups in order for them to avoid certain mistakes they made during their entrepreneurship journey.

“We want to change the levels and how black communities are perceived. Blacks are perceived differently in various continents.”

Ajala noted that apart from connecting entrepreneurs and professionals to mentors, the platform also connects mentor with other professionals and business owners to grow their network globally.

“LevelSet also provides support for mentors through regular check-ins, local events and guidance to improve their leadership skills,” she said.

“We want to change the levels and how black communities are perceived. Blacks are perceived differently in various continents,” she added.

She said that the platform has in place a mechanism that streamlines and vets people coming on board as mentors and mentees.

Speaking on some of planned initiatives of LevelSet, she said the platform will provide big co- workspace for mentors and mentees to come together and collaborate.

Ajala urged start-ups that want to be mentored to come on board by registering on the platform and select what best suits their businesses.

 

Josephine Okojie

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