A one-day Small Business and Entrepreneurship Forum is taking place in Sokoto, the Capital of Sokoto State, Main Auditorium, Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto on the 9th of October, 2017. This invitation-only event which is being jointly organised by the BlueBridge Smart Projects Ltd, Zaria and Duke Consult Ltd, Sokoto,  in strategic partnership with the Africa Islamic Economic Foundation, Ghana is a gathering of hundreds of “thoughtful, iconoclastic entrepreneurs” from around Sokoto State who share a common interest in practical solutions for sustainable economic development through entrepreneurship and innovation.  The Event will focus exclusively on one of the most important development challenges of our time: how do we create entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in Sokoto State?

The vision of the organisers is ambitious, which is nothing less than to reshape the entire way we think about economic development and growth. Furthermore, the Forum seeks to provide a platform for entrepreneurs and SMEs in Sokoto State to develop their capacities and skills in order to strategically position them to capitalise on global opportunities.

The event will feature VIP speakers and the launch of the Start-up Nigeria Partnership Program, a 12-month strategic entrepreneurship program that drives entrepreneurism and 100 Growth in SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. The Program aims to develop a Portfolio of SMEs with 100x Growth Trajectories in Sokoto State, develop a more energized and high potential business ecosystem, support the economic diversification strategies of the Sokoto State Government and accelerate the creation of new Jobs and revenues in the State.

If you are a pro-action entrepreneur and wish to transform your small business into big league player then this Forum is designed for you!


Rashidat I Bakare

CEO, BlueBridge Smart Projects Ltd.