The average person goes through school where he is taught how to be a good employee. But entrepreneurship? That's hardly on the table! School rarely provides practical teaching about how to take risks, raise funds, rise above competition or run a business.

The result of this lack of entrepreneurship training in our educational culture is one of the strong reasons why unemployment has persisted. The many people who attempt to start businesses are often forced out when they wake up to the realities of knowing very little about just what to do or how to proceed. A staggering number of businesses therefore do not last up to two years.

The Twim Institute Annual Conference is one of the initiatives through which we provide entrepreneurship education. The conference, which debuted in 2016 as The Twim Academy Annual Conference, is completely free of charge to all participants.

TIAC 2018 will set a new milestone in the business landscape of Nigeria. We will bring together 5000 entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, students and policy makers to teach, learn and hold meaningful conversations around the theme: GROW!



IN 2016, about 400 participants gathered for the maiden edition of what was then known as The Twim Academy Annual Conference. Speakers included Anu Akinola (Founder and CEO of Xtrao Kids School, and Mandela Washington Fellow), Tunde-Success Osideko (Senior Manager at MTN Nigeria) and the host, Olumide Adeleye (Founder, Twim Academy).



With about 1400 participants, TAAC 2017 became the biggest entrepreneurship event in Oyo State and one of the largest of such in Nigeria. We hosted Oluseun Onigbinde (CEO, BudgIT), Samson Abioye (Co-founder,, Victoria Ibiwoye (Youth Representative at the United Nations) and the host, Olumide Adeleye. We also had Dr Adeyinka Onabolu (Senior Advisor to the Hon. Minister for Agriculture on Food Security), Mosunmola Umoru (Senior Technical Advisor to the Honorable Minister for Agriculture), Pacqueens Irabor (State Officer, Bank of Industry) and Prof. Olanrewaju Olaniyan (Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan)

Speakers & Panelists 2018


Sipasi Olalekan

Raised in humble circumstances by a single mother in Ikorodu, began a small farming business after obtaining a loan from the National Youth Service Corps. Today, his work has impacted many and attracted international attention. A 2017 Carrington Youth Fellow, he received 3 awards from the US Consulate Lagos. He was invited to address several meetings of world leaders towards the G20 Summit in Germany in 2017.


Seun Sangoleye

Seun founded Baby Grubz Nigeria, a nutritional startup that manufactures baby food. She also mentors over 180,000 women via social media. Seun's innovative solution in the nutritional space has earned her several awards and recognition including the Mandela Washington Fellowship and Cherie Blair Women's Road to Growth. She is Global Inclusion Awards (Sweden) finalist and speaker, and a 2017 Future Awards nominee.


Gbeminiyi Eboda

Gbeminiyi is a widely sought-after speaker and social entrepreneur. He founded the Move Ur World Conferences which hold annually in different parts of Nigeria, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. He also founded Eclessia Consulting, a faith-based consulting company that grows better leaders. Gbeminiyi pastors HarvestHouse Christian Center, which he co-founded along with his wife, Adeola.

olumide Adeleye

Olumide Adeleye

Olumide is the Founder & CEO of The Twim Art Institute- a venture which was listed as one of Africa's "50 Most Innovative Startups" by New York Forum Africa, and host of the Twim Institute Annual Conference. He is a recipient of various international awards, and finalist for the Ford Foundation Prize for Youth Employment. He was also a fellow at the DO School in Berlin, Germany, in 2015.

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