Sycamore is a peer to peer lending technology-enabled platform that has lent over $4M in 18 months!

“Spent the whole of last week at Cascador – a training program and accelerator for mid-stage entrepreneurs.  10 of us were chosen from a larger pool so the class was small enough to give personal attention. Asides me from Sycamore, other entrepreneur CEOs at the program were Deola BalogunAdeshina Adewumi JohnBisola AdeniyiPreston Timeyin IdehEbun FeluduOlufemi IdowuTaibat Dayo-AmzatTunde Salako, and Paballo Mokoqo.

“From branding, to scaling to pitching, to hiring, it was all around taking our businesses to the next level. Notable entrepreneurs and business execs like Iyin Aboyeji, Affi Williams, Chidi Okoro, Niyi Yusuf, Okey Nwuke, Dee Abudu and many others shared their experiences so everything was practical.

“Let’s even leave the learning aside: these people were feeding us 5 times a day! I mean who does that? I enjoyed the food sha. 

“If you’re an early to mid-stage entrepreneur, I’d strongly recommend Cascador. There’s only one cohort per year so you’ll have to wait for 2022 and it’s very competitive to get in but absolutely worth it. You’ll learn from experienced business people, network with great entrepreneurs and eat good food while at it

“Thank you so much Dave, Lisa, Trish, Blessing and the entire Cascador team for making our experience such a valuable and memorable one.

“Special shout out to Olugbenga Ogunbowale and Chidinma Akaniro for pushing me to apply for this. You guys are the best!”

To learn more and to apply for Cascador 2022, please visit or contact Patrick by email or +2348032944413.

The Cascador program is an intensive, in-depth examination of entrepreneurs’ leadership skills and business plans by veteran mentors that includes 6 months of mentorship; all at no cost to participants. The 2021 Cohort held from 1 – 5 November 2021, at the Lagos Business School.