LEVEL UP! 7 | A Speed Mentoring Night for Creatives
It’s LEVEL UP! O’CLOCK and February is about to get hot with the seventh edition of our speed mentoring event for creatives.
Wherever you are in the world, get set to turn the heat on your career and business development a couple of notches up! Join the second-ever virtual edition of LEVEL UP! from anywhere in the world to meet, connect and receive guidance from global industry trailblazers.
LEVEL UP! 7 creates a space for entrepreneurs and creatives -that’s you!- to interact with leaders of industry in the creative ecosystem, get career and business advice, show off your portfolios, discuss projects/ideas, and network with like-minds.
Basically, you’ll walk away with insider insights, the next steps towards fulfilling your ambitions, connections to a network of like-minded creatives, and possibly land yourself a new opportunity if you bring your A-game!
The event is designed for Creatives looking for the rare chance to have a face-to-face chat with a leading entrepreneur, seasoned pro, or top exec in Africa’s creative industry; to ask those pressing questions and receive guidance to tackle brand new or recurring challenges.
ABOUT OUR GUEST MENTORS
Claudia Lumor, Founder and CEO, Kollage Media Group
Claudia Lumor is the Founder and CEO of Kollage Media Group – Publishers of Glitz Africa magazine, Glitz Africa living, producers of the
- Ghana Women of the Year Honours, She Summit and She Boss
- Glitz Africa Fashion Week and Business of Fashion Seminar
- Glitz Style Awards
- Glitz Africa Care Foundation; an initiative created to focus on maternal health/childcare issues as well as women and youth advocacy.
The brand extensions of the Kollage Media Group have been instrumental in promoting the empowerment of the Ghanaian woman; be it corporate, entrepreneurial, creative or student; including the innovation and commitment to fashion development in Ghana and in the sub-region.
As a UNFPA Ambassador for Ghana, Claudia has and continues to work hand in hand with UNFPA in leading key fundraising and projects for the organization as well as participated in various advocacy initiatives for vulnerable women and children’s groups in society.
Blessing Abeng, Co-Founder and Director of Communications, Ingressive for Good
Blessing Abeng is a branding and communications expert dedicated to helping brands identify and communicate their unique identity and tell better stories. She builds brand and communication strategies around products, services, growth, and sales. She helps brands communicate with their team, target audience, partners, and investors.
She has worked with brands across industries in unique capacities, nationally and globally, including Seedstars, Facebook, Taeillo, Diageo, Heritage Bank, African Alliance, Dark and Lovely (Nigeria and Africa), Bolt, Alomo Bitters, GSK, Lights Camera Africa, Lemi Ghariokwu, Victor Ehikhamenor, Angels and Muse, QuickCheck and so many others. She was also one of the founding members and CMO of Disha and formerly the Co-Director of Startup Grind Lagos.
Her ideas, thoughts, and actions are valued on a national and global front. It is no surprise she has been invited multiple times to speak at Silicon Valley, about Communications in Africa, the African Tech Ecosystem, and stir global investors to Africa while inspiring them to invest in Africa and African brands.
Blessing’s skills and clear vision make her a valuable ecosystem leader and this has led her to wear hats that are value-driven in nature. She is currently the Co-founder and Director of Communications at Ingressive for Good where she drives the mission of the non-profit to create and increase the earning power of African youth through tech training and resources for the growth of the African startup ecosystems. She has also mentored youths in communities like She Leads Africa, Seedstars, African Entrepreneurship Awards, amongst others. She has trained over 5000 creators in branding, communications, marketing and business. She currently curates and nurtures a growing community of over 40,000 individuals from all over the world are constantly inspired by her strides and her consistent knowledge-sharing channels.
Sumaiya Dzietror, Co-Owner and Creative Director, Pistis Ghana
Sumaiya Dzietror is the co-owner/creative director of the renowned Ghanaian fashion house, Pistis Ghana. Pistis which means ‘Good Faith’ in Greek, was established in 2008 after she and husband/co-founder, Kabutey Dzietror, graduated from the Vogue Style School of Fashion & Design.
Sumaiya attended the Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School in Saltpond for her Secondary Education. She also has professional training from Milan & London. She is a mother of three daughters and a firm believer in hard work, perseverance, and God.
Their company Pistis currently stands at the frontline of the fast-growing African fashion industry while making major strides in the international markets.
Natasha Buchler, Co-Founder, Joint CEO, and Partnerships Director, Akojo Market
Natasha Buchler is a Co-Founder of AKOJO MARKET, an e-commerce platform championing independent, emerging clothing, lifestyle, and homeware brands from across Africa and beyond. AKOJO MARKET sells artisan-made products from over 50 pioneering, community-focused and sustainable brands, sourcing collectively from over 16 countries in Africa.
Natasha’s specific expertise lies in supply due diligence, reputational risk assessments, and compliance reviews and training. Natasha has worked as Anti-Corruption Compliance Manager for a major US retailer, and for global consultancy firms.
Fela is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and graduate of the University of Lagos with a Bachelors and Masters degree (Distinction) in Environmental Toxicology & Pollution Management. Having resigned as a business analyst and an environmental scientist, he founded the company, SALUBATA – with a mission to invent lifestyle technologies that help people and the planet.
He currently owns a patent in making modular shoes from recycled plastic wastes. He also co-founded a fintech, Genera – with a mission to enable African families to build sustainable financial security.
He has been invited to speak at numerous events including speaking at the recent European Union – Africa Union Business Summit, Davos Summit at the World Economic Forum, Princeton University, TEDx, Ashoka, Innovention series, Lagos Innovates, ChangeNow World event, International Ecomarathon, Waves of Change and won numerous awards such as the ‘Business Person of the Year’ by The Entrepreneur Africa Awards 2019, Winner of the Africa 3535 young innovator in Africa Awards 2019, won the UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) Hackathon competition, 2019, The British Council Entrepreneurship Award in 2019, Winner of the Princeton Africa Pitch 2020, 100 Meaningful Business 2020, Winner of the 2020 IFA Paris competition, National Winner (1st place) of the Nigerian Climate LaunchPad Competition 2020, Global Footwear Excellence Award 2020, Winner of Orange Corners Incubation 2020, Selected as one of the Top 25 Innovators in Africa for the Next Einstein Forum Sciencepreneur Competition 2020, listed in EarthTech’s top 2.5% of global sustainability ventures, Winner of the Business Spirit Award in Circularity 2021, Winner of the Extreme Tech Challenge (African Region 2021), One of the Top 10 Most Creative Entrepreneurs in Nigeria by Junior Chambers International 2021, 2021 Laureate of the Bond’Innov, Winner of Africa Innovation Week (to represent the African region at the Startup World Cup in Silicon Valley in November 2021), Winner of the 2021 Trane Technologies Sustainability award, emerged as one of the 3 winning social entreprises at the ESG World Cup, Winner of the West African Startup of the Year 2021 and Winner of the 2021 African Union Africa’s Next Champion Pitch Competition.
Fela has also taken the liberty to create a course (“The Silicon Valley Approach: Sure Win Investment Pitch Deck”) on Udemy which gives entrepreneurs a sure advantage over the competition and fast tracks fundraising and investment.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Fashion and Creative Entrepreneurs
- Freelance Creatives
- Creative Consultants
- Creative/Art Directors
- Fashion Designers, Stylists, Models, and Enthusiasts
WHERE DO I SIGN UP?
Awesome! Book your place now (we have limited places) and come prepared to do some learning, sharing, and connecting.
Venue: Live on Zoom
Date: Friday, 18th February 2022
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Members Fee: 30% off Fees
Early Bird Registration Fee (till 13th February 2022)*: N7,500
Regular Registration Fee (from 14th February 2022)*: N10,000
*Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
This event will be recorded.