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About FATE

FATE Foundation is a non-profit private-sector led organisation created in March 2000 to tackle the high rate of unemployment and poverty in Nigeria.
  • Our Mission

    To foster wealth creation by promoting business and entrepreneurial development among Nigerians.


Entrepreneurship Education

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program (AEP)| Emerging Entrepreneurs Program (EEP)| Special Entrepreneurs Program | Short Courses | Webinars | Workshops.

Business Support

Mentoring | Incubation & Placement | Consulting | Funding Linkages

Research & Policy

Annual Policy Dialogue Series | Policy Workshops | Enterprise Research |Thought-Leadership



AEP & EEP Graduates


Enterprise Workshop Participants


Nigerian youths reached on the subject of Entrepreneurship


Registered Volunteers

Our Board

Mr Fola Adeola

Chairman/Founder, FATE Foundation

Engr. Bayo Adeola

Managing Director, CPMS Limited

Mrs. Bola Adesola

Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank

Dr. Muhammad K. Ahmad

Fmr.Director General, National Pension Commission

Mr. Kalada Apiafi

Managing Director, Wider Perspectives Limited

Mrs. Habiba Balogun

CEO, Habiba Balogun Consulting

Mr. Dipo Davies

CEO, Realhouse Communications

Mr. Asue Ighodalo

Partner, Banwo & Ighodalo

Mr. Tokunbo Talabi

President, Superflux International Limited

Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi

Executive Director, FATE Foundation


FATE’s thought-leadership and articles on entrepreneurship and enterprise development
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Aug 2
Aug 2

MSME Funding: A Review Of CBN’s N220 Billion Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF)

Almost every discussion with entrepreneurs in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) space in Nigeria reveals an all too common denominator – lack of access to finance. As cliché as this might sound, access to finance is still a major impediment to the growth of MSMEs not just in Nigeria but globally. As an […]

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Aug 2
Aug 2

Innovation Hubs: An Engine for Economic Growth?

Innovation Hubs: An Engine for Economic Growth? Mention the phrase “Silicon Valley” and interesting synonyms quickly come to mind – Technology, Innovation, new businesses, jobs and wealth creation. Silicon Valley as a leading hub and startup ecosystem for high-tech innovation and development accounts for one-third of all of the venture capital investment in the United […]

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