AUDIO STORIES: Let’s Talk About Funding


In 2017, at the Tony Elumelu Foundation, we launched the TEF Audio Stories – a series of podcasts focused on peer to peer knowledge sharing between entrepreneurs with first-hand experience of running their businesses across the African continent. Each week, I interviewed 2-4 entrepreneurs on different topics ranging from a day in the life of top entrepreneurs, investment, hiring, mentoring, funding and much more. In this series of posts, I invite you to listen and learn from these audio stories and transform your business.

If you ever have the opportunity to have a conversation with a growing entrepreneur(s) about the challenges facing his/her business, funding is a reoccurring theme that never goes away. The reason for this is simple— No matter what the brilliant ideas an entrepreneur may have in mind, they need sufficient capital to bring those ideas to life.

On this podcast, Let’s Talk About Funding, I speak to two incredible entrepreneurs about their entrepreneurial journey while shinning a light on the importance of funding and the role that support structures like the Tony Elumelu Foundation have played in the success of their businesses.

Meet The Entrepreneurs

Iweka Kingsley is the founder of Africa-OnTheRise, an online platform committed to highlighting and propagating the positive changing realities of the African continent. They are changing the African conversation by monitoring, analyzing and sharing qualitative content about Africa’s rising potential, fostering development through the power of information and inspiring hope by humanizing the process of positive change.

Chigozie Bashua is the founder and CEO of The Nut Place Ventures. They are an agribusiness that processes nuts into organic food products that promote healthy living using automation technology at affordable prices. Their products are 100% organic and they are redefining how inclusion of nut based meals can help achieve a wholesome nutrient-filled lifestyle.

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