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About Us

Who We Are

IBASTEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (IEDI) is an entrepreneurship development initiative platform that creates a sustainable relationship for entrepreneurs. We are a nonprofit private sector led organization. We promote entrepreneurship development and nations economic growth.

Our Vision

To create a sustainable relationship for entrepreneurs to access due benefits for their development.

Our Mission

Continuous partnership with organisations, high network individuals both national and international in order to provide capacity, funding, networking, mentorship for the over all growth and development of Entrepreneurs.

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Who We Are

Our organization has empowered over 10,000 startup and existing entrepreneurs in Africa with seed fund, mentorship, acceleration and incubation, networking and capacity building.



Membership of the organization is open to startup and existing entrepreneurs. We are saddled with the responsibility of representing and expressing the opinions of entrepreneurs and benefits that is due to them.


We work with local and international donors, government agencies, organizations and good spirited individuals to enhance entrepreneurship development and boost nations economic growth.

We are duly registered with the corporate affairs commission:

Creative Process

Empowering Platforms

IEDI YOUTH EMPOWERMENT: To grow a nation and secure posterity, there is need to invest and build the youth, helping them hone their skills, ideas, businesses and talents for maximum productivity.

IEDI WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: We train and equip women to leverage on opportunities and be self-reliant, not to be solely dependent on a man, but to channel their abilities towards productivity to their family and society.

IEDI INDIGENT STUDENTS EMPOWERMENT: We target school children and students in tertiary institutions from vulnerable homes. Our focus is to take them from being destitute to becoming productive, by helping them achieve self discovery and maximise their potentials.

IEDI ELEVATION PITCH: We create a platform by organising an idea/business elevation pitch for Entrepreneurs with innovative, creative and disruptive ideas and businesses, to be seen and heard by potential angel investors, venture capitalist, mentors and coaches.

IEDI PARTNERSHIP: We accept supports from skilled vocation, experienced professionals and organizations who are willing to contribute their wealth of experience and exposure for the over all growth and development of entrepreneurs.

Our Family

IEDI Members

Become an IEDI member with just a donation and have unlimited access to:

Seed fund


Acceleration and incubation.

Online & offline training, events and programs.

Sponsorship and support.

IEDI business recognition certification and patronage from partners and members.

Travel business visa.

Access to free legal and health services.

What they say

We have pledged our undivided support to Entrepreneurs and their development and commended all Entrepreneurs to join IEDI.

Mr Mike Ohaikhena Executive Director ibasten oil and Gas

It has been such an eye opening encounter for my business. Glad I am a member of the IEDI family.

Miss Favor Shoe Designer

For a startup or you are finding your way to building a business, my top recommendation will always be IEDI.

Mr Shakaru Marketing Head Nigeria of RC Cola

The Team

Our Board Of Trustees

Our Associates

Our Core Partners