Young Enterprise Scale-Up (YES) Bootcamp

2-day intensive scale-up workshop for co-founders


Only about 0.5% of startups scale: those that do that are very different from the start. 86% of startups die by their fifth year. Meanwhile, Scale-ups contribute meaningful social and economic value in the markets they operate in. They create jobs and improve household incomes. 

In our bold pursuit to help create more scale-ups in Africa, we have designed the Young Enterprise Scale Up (YES) program in partnership with THNK School of Creative Leadership and Scale Up Nation Netherlands. Since June 2016, we have been piloting our services to a handful of ventures to validate what works and what does not work in our local environment. 

The YES Program is a five-year venture support and growth acceleration program to enable participating ventures scale up. It starts with a two-day intensive bootcamp in which thirty (30) ventures will design their companies for scale using practical tools and concepts. 

We invite all ambitious SMEs and ventures to apply for the bootcamp, download our free e-book on scaling your business and receive other perks from our partners.


The YES Bootcamp is curated with a world-class curriculum and learning experience to uplift the perspective of the participants about the possibilities of scaling their businesses. It is focused on blended learning provided by experienced leaders.  It consists of concepts, practical workshops, assessments, guest symposiums, etc. Our approach is for all participants to learn by doing. 

Core Curriculum : Designing for Scale  We will teach and use the THNK Venture Design elements to identify scale-up areas  each participating company will focus on. By discussing and working on these interrelated elements such as the What, How, Who and Why, participants are able to demystify what it takes for them to scale. Clarity of purpose and strategy is accomplished. 

Industry Technology Showcase: We are working with various partners who play significant roles in various industries. The Industry Technology sessions brings these experts to discuss the dynamics of their industry and how best bootcamp participants can navigate and win in these industries. Solution Demo Desks will also be available for participants to try out cool tools and solutions from our partners.

Guest Symposium: Let’s hear it from the horse’s mouth! We will have a fire-side chat with an entrepreneur who successfully scaled his business from scratch. Participants will be free to ask any questions that is on their mind. Especially about the struggles they face day-to-day and how they should overcome them.  

Corporate Cocktail: On the eve of the second day of the bootcamp, we will have an informal cocktail that brings together 150 people (participants, partners, supporters, mentors, leaders, etc.) to network and experience a wonderful evening. We have some side attractions, so stay tuned!

“Going through the YES program is very eye-opening. It helped us gain new perspectives on applicable steps we can take to maximise our revenue and better position the company to achieve market scale. Truly mind-blowing!”      

Ezinne Anyanwu
CEO, Efferent Services Limited


Are you an entrepreneur building your company or startup? Do you have the ambition to grow your business into a successful company but sometimes struggle with the issues of scaling your business? 

Do you feel you really need to: 

  1. improve your product, generate high demand, explode your sales;
  2. have proper structure and systems to run your business, and reduce cost;
  3. attract and retain good people to help you grow the business;
  4. Attract funds to help you get the resources you need to scale. 

If your answers to the above questions are ‘YES’ Apply Now!


To apply, simply visit and click on the “Apply” button.

You will be required to fill out a short form to enable us acquire some information on your company which will be used to qualify you for the boot camp. Candidate selection is based on our outside-in assessment of industry fit, development stage, scale-up potential and the qualities of the founders’ and management team. 

Application closes 12 midnight June 30th 2017. Successful Candidates will be informed by July 5, 2017. The YES Bootcamp is entirely FREE.

HYBR Group

HYBR Group


June 30, 2017
Program dates Jul 20 - Jul 21, 2017
Organizer HYBR Group
Website Visit website
Targets Nigeria
Retail and wholesale, Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Computer software, Construction, Creative, media and entertainment, Diversified services, E-commerce, EdTech, Education, Electronics, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, HealthTech, Insurance, Internet, Leisure and travel, Manufacturing, Mobile, Real estate, Renewable energy, Telecom, Transport and logistics, Utilities, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene