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WHERE’S THE FUNDING?

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The WHERE’S THE FUNDING? podcast demystifies entrepreneurship and the fog around funding for Black and other underserved entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs share their entrepreneurship journeys, fundraising experiences, and success connecting to capital to inform, motivate, and inspire other entrepreneurs… read more

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February 22nd, 2024

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How I Bootstrapped a Luxury Jet Business with Michael Darko S7 Ep. 6

June 2nd, 2023

29:13

How I Bootstrapped a Luxury Jet Business with Michael Darko S7 Ep. 6


Michael Darko is the founder & CEO of Farringdon Jets, The Worlds Most

Security Focused Jet Charter Company. After becoming familiar with the needs …

Be Hungry But Not Thirsty When Pitching VCs with Arlan Hamilton S7 Ep. 5

May 26th, 2023

24:02

Be Hungry But Not Thirsty When Pitching VCs with Arlan Hamilton S7 Ep. 5


Seven years ago she was broke and sleeping on the airport floor. Now she is a …

Scaling Black Beauty with Leslie Roberson S7 Ep. 4

May 19th, 2023

34:49

Scaling Black Beauty with Leslie Roberson S7 Ep. 4


The US beauty industry is worth about $60 billion and spending on beauty is robust among Black Americans, a diverse and growing group of 41 million people with …

Investing in BIPOC Founders and Normalizing Black Wealth with Danielle Shoots S7 Ep. 3

May 12th, 2023

28:47

Investing in BIPOC Founders and Normalizing Black Wealth with Danielle Shoots S7 Ep. 3


Danielle Shoots is the Managing Partner and Managing Director of the New Community Transformation Fund a $50 million equity venture …

Pull Up and Pitch to Win with Omi Bell S7. Ep. 2

May 5th, 2023

28:57

Pull Up and Pitch to Win with Omi Bell S7. Ep. 2


She dabbled in all sorts of ventures such as building a tent in her living room to rent on AirBnB, …

"Milestone Season Ahead! with Michelle McKenzie S7 Ep.1 "

May 1st, 2023

13:18

OMG Milestone Season with Michelle McKenzie S7 Ep.1


Hey WTF? Podcast listeners! If you are new here, welcome. If you have been rocking with me for a while, thank you for being here!


Its been three years of podcasting and …

Changing the Funding Ecosystem for Afropreneurs with Fernando Cabral S6 Ep. 12

March 31st, 2023

30:09

Changing the Funding Ecosystem for Afropreneurs with Fernando Cabral S6 Ep. 12


If you are an early-stage Black founder, keep listening to learn how to survive your first 24 months as a startup entrepreneur.


Fernando …

5 Fundability Factors for Building Small Business Credit with Jonathan Fodera S6 Ep.11

March 24th, 2023

28:47

5 Fundability Factors for Building Small Business Credit with Jonathan Fodera S6 Ep.11


If you are a small business owner, lean in and keep listening …

Strategies to Standout on Social Media, Market and Increase Revenues with Danielle Jeter S6 Ep.9

March 10th, 2023

26:41

Strategies to Standout on Social Media, Market and Increase Revenues with Danielle Jeter S6 Ep.9


Danielle P. Jeter has been quoted in over 20 national …

How I Show Up as Woman in a Male Dominated Industry with Vava Angwenyi S6 Ep.8

March 3rd, 2023

31:39

How I Show Up as Woman in a Male Dominated Industry with Vava Angwenyi S6 Ep.8


How much do you know about your coffee before it comes out of your Keurig coffee machine or handed to you by the barista at your favorite …

How to Win Business Grants with the Grant Lady Danita Doleman S6 Ep. 7

February 24th, 2023

23:01

How to Win Business Grants with the Grant Lady Danita Doleman S6 Ep. 7


My guest is known as the Grant Lady. If you want to learn how to win grants for …

6 Characteristics of a Valued Business with Kevin Valley S6 Ep. 6

February 17th, 2023

23:51

6 Characteristics of a Valued Business with Kevin Valley S6 Ep. 6


How do you know if you are building a business that is valued or investible? Keep listening to learn the 6 criteria for building a valuable business from …

5 Ways to Improve Your PR and Business Communication with Phoenix Jackson S6 Ep. 5

February 10th, 2023

33:50

5 Ways to Improve Your PR and Business Communication with Phoenix Jackson S6 Ep. 5


Do you need some results-based tips and strategies to help you …

I Am the Big Deal: Fundraising and Entrepreneurship Lesson Learned with Kadion Preston S6 Ep. 4

February 3rd, 2023

32:12

I Am the Big Deal: Fundraising and Entrepreneurship Lesson Learned with Kadion Preston S6 Ep. 4


If you are an immigrant like me, do you ever close your eyes and dream of some of your favorite foods from your home …

5 Things Women of Color Should Do to Improve Their Access to Capital with Adeola Adejobi S6 Ep. 3

January 27th, 2023

26:52

5 Things Women of Color Should Do to Improve Their Access to Capital with Adeola Adejobi S6 Ep. 3


As women, we know its true. Women more broadly, …

Growing from Zero to One with Drew Glover S6 Ep. 2

January 20th, 2023

27:04

Growing from Zero to One with Drew Glover S6 Ep. 2


If you are struggling to find the right marketing strategy for your business or with figuring out which are the right hires to get your company to the next stage, keep …

What’s Keeping Me Here with Michelle McKenzie S6 Ep.1

January 16th, 2023

20:39

Hey WTF? Podcast listeners! If you are new here, welcome and if you have been rocking with me for a while, well, its been too long since I did a solo …

How Foundation and Government Grants Stifle Social Innovation with Linc Kroeger S5 Ep.12

November 29th, 2022

25:13

How Foundation and Government Grants Stifle Social Innovation with Linc Kroeger S5 Ep.12

Linc Kroeger is the President of Knight Moves, a limiting …

How to Win Grants to Fund Your Beauty Startup with Ezinne Iroanya S5 Ep. 11

November 18th, 2022

36:16

Beauty Entrepreneurs Shares How She Caught Beypnces Attention + How She Wins Grants to Fund Her Business with Ezinne Iroanya S5 Ep. 11

Ezinne Iroanya is the CEO of SKNMUSE, a premium beauty brand championing Inclusivity …

What You Need to Know About Black Philanthropy and How to Benefit From It with Dr. Jackie Copeland S5 Ep.10

November 11th, 2022

32:50

What you Need to Know About Black Philanthropy and How to Benefit From It with Dr. Jackie Copeland S5 Ep. 10

Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland has been laying tracks for the narrative on Black Philanthropy for over 20 years. …

Investor Shares What Every Startup Founder Should Know About Structuring a Successful Board with Mahendra Ramsinghani S5 Ep.9

November 4th, 2022

28:00

Investor Shares What Every Startup Founder Should Know About Structuring a Successful Board with Mahendra Ramsinghani S5 Ep.9

Mahendra Ramsinghani is …

This White Male Investor Uses His Privilege to Help Underrepresented Founders Raise Capital with Steven Freidmutter S5 E8.

October 28th, 2022

32:43

This White Male Investor Uses His Privilege to Help Underrepresented Founders Raise Capital with Steven Freidmutter S5 E8.

Steven Freidmutter is the CEO of SF Ventures who has been navigating the world of business and …

Family Business Expert Breaks Down the Secrets to Building Business and Family Legacy with Nike Anani S5 Ep.7

October 21st, 2022

26:24

Family Business Expert Breaks Down the Secrets to Building Business and Family Legacy with Nike Anani S5 Ep.7


Nike Anani is a succession specialist with over a decade of family enterprise expertise as a second-generation …

5 Things Women of Color Should Do When They Fundraise with Susan Jeffers S5 Ep.6

October 14th, 2022

23:20

5 Things Women of Color Should Do When They Fundraise with Susan Jeffers S5 Ep.6

My guest is Susan Jeffers. Susan is an investor and founder and CEO …

How I Raised $50M in Real Estate Capital with Martine Flowers S5. Ep.5

October 7th, 2022

29:46

Monopolize the Real Estate Capital Raising Game with Tyla Flowers S5. Ep.5

Tyla Flowers is an entrepreneur, and VP of Investor Relations & …

She Was Told If Your Fund Fails No One Will Ever Invest in Black Entrepreneurs Again with Kelli Jones S5 Ep. 4

September 30th, 2022

29:11

She Was Told If Your Fund Fails No One Will Ever Invest in Black Entrepreneurs Again with Kelli Jones S5 Ep. 4


Kelli Jones is the Sixty8 Capital …

She Quit Her Job After Two Weeks on YouTube and Built The Onyx Family Media Empire Without Funding with Rita Mitchell S5 Ep.3

September 23rd, 2022

34:32

She Quit Her Job After Two Weeks on YouTube and Built The Onyx Family Media Empire Without Funding with Rita Mitchell S5 Ep.3

Rita is the mastermind, Founder, and CEO of the Onyx Family brands. Rita is the …

Why Non-Dilutive Revenue-Based FInancing is an Alternative to VC with Melissa Winder S5 Ep.2

September 16th, 2022

34:09

Why Non-Dilutive Revenue-Based FInancing is an Alternative to VC with Melissa Winder S5 Ep.2
Melissa Widner is an …

How I Used Corporate Sponsorships to Grow a Seven-Figure Business with Chantel George S5 Ep.1

September 9th, 2022

22:55

How I Used Corporate Sponsorships to Grow a Seven-Figure Business with Chantel George S5 Ep.1

Chantel George is the founder of Sistas In Sales (SIS) - …

How I Help Small Businesses Achieve Marketing Success With No Gimmicks with Lindsay Sims S4 Ep.12

August 4th, 2022

41:56

What you will learn from Lindsay in this episode:
Some misconceptions that entrepreneurs have about marketing how to marketing success.
The top 5 marketing mistakes that small business owners make and what can they do …

Learn Why Equity-Free Funding is Not Really Free with Ropa Muromba S4 Ep.11

July 28th, 2022

31:21

My guest today is Ropa Murombo, dog-mom, tech entrepreneur and co-founder and COO of Feniska, a company that builds innovative solutions for pets and …

How We Funded 17 Supply Chain Tech Companies in Year One With A Small Fund with Brian Aoaeh S4 Ep.10

July 21st, 2022

32:03

Brian Aoaeh is a Cofounder and General Partner of Refashiond Ventures, an emerging venture fund manager that invests in early-stage supply chain …

The 4 Rules of Traditional Banks and Wall Street and Why They Work Against You with Curtis May S4 Ep. 9

July 14th, 2022

32:44

Curtis May is the host of The Practical Wealth Show Podcast and the creator and owner of Practical Wealth Advisors. For more than 35 years, Custis has been passionate about helping his clients save money and live their …

S4. Ep. 8 Mastering Marketing for Small Business Owners with Marketing by Monrae

July 8th, 2022

33:55

Marketing By Monrae is the owner of Rare Necessity Brand Management LLC, a published author, and a digital marketing maven. Opening her firm in 2013 …

What I Learned From An Angel Investor Transformed My Business with Nick Davis S4 Ep. 7

July 1st, 2022

37:27

Nick Davis, is the Founder and CEO (Chief Chocolate Officer) of One One Cacao. One One Cacao is an internationally recognized, award-winning …

A White Business Man and a Black Preacher Join Forces to Raise a Fund That Targets Black Founders with Keith Daniel and Tom Droege S4 Ep.6

June 24th, 2022

35:09

Keith Daniel and Tom Droege are intentional about funding Black entrepreneurs and bringing more equity to venture capital. They stop by WHERE'S THE FUNDING? to discuss inequalities in the VC ecosystem, whether the VC …

How this Entrepreneur Remained Resilient During the 9 Years it Took to Raise a Series A Round with Affiong Williams S4 Ep.5

June 17th, 2022

35:33

Her series A round took 9 years to raise overdue but right on time. Afffiong Williams stops by WHERE'S THE FUNDING? to discuss her nine-year journey …

How to Navigate Gender Bias and Fundraise with Confidence with Ada Osakwe S4 Ep.4

June 10th, 2022

39:24

"The power of us as women fund managers controlling the capital, controlling the decision, I think that's quite transformational." Ada Osakwe

This …

What this DEI Expert Thinks Will Make the Funding Ecosystem More Equitable For Black Founders with Aiko Bethea S4 Ep.3

June 3rd, 2022

36:32

"If DEI is put as this divorced and separate thing over here, it won't last." Aiko Bethea

DEI influencer Aiko Bethea stops by WHERE'S THE FUNDING? to discuss the need for more transformational DEI in the current funding …

How I Bootstrapped My Way to a Successful Business When VCs Said No with Walle Mafolasire S4 Ep.2

May 27th, 2022

35:03

"The boostrapping life is not cool, so yes, please take the money." Walle Mafolasire


The secrets to bootstrapping are revealed. Walle Mafolasire

This Nurse is Relentlessly Building the Next Billion-Dollar Tech Startup with Funding From the Healthcare Community with Keisha Manning S4 Ep.1

May 20th, 2022

21:32

"I will not allow a $75K decision to stop a billion-dollar vision" Keisha Manning

This spirited Jamaican-American is on a mission and success for her …

How I Conquered Fear of Rejection and Increased Funding for My Business with Hadija Jabiri S3 Ep.14

April 15th, 2022

49:38

Trust is an important component of fundraising between the investor and investee and it is a two-way relationship. Investors require due diligence from founders but it is equally important for founders to do their own …

Why I'm Avoiding Venture Capital to Build an ESG- Focused Company with Javion Blake S3 Ep.13

April 11th, 2022

43:30

Javion Blake is a globally-minded problem solver with an inclination towards value creation through using underutilized resources and developing …

M&T Bank Helped Me Go From Selling Goods From My Trunk to a Supermarket Owner with Perpetual Amoah and Mballou Conde-Kouyate S3 Ep.12

April 1st, 2022

39:15

Perpetual Amoah, is the founder and owner of Kaneshie Market LLC, a retailer, and wholesaler of authentic African, the Caribbean, and Latin American …

Why Funding Immigrant Founders is Good for the American Economy with Chinedu Enekwe S3 Ep.11

March 18th, 2022

36:57

Chinedu Enekwe is a Partner at Passbook Ventures, the VC for diverse New Americans & global founders, investment fund advisor, securities attorney, and startup mentor. Passbook is a brand new VC fund investing in …

Obama Speech Writer and Developer of the Technology Behind iHeart Radio Talks Fundraising for His Latest Venture, Nedl with Ayinde Alakoye S3 Ep.10

March 11th, 2022

30:55

Ayinde Alakoye is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of his third live broadcast radio streaming venture, nedl the AI-powered search engine for live audio broadcast. He is a TechCrunch contributor, an Executive …

This Engineer+Investor is Raising a $30M Pan-African VC Fund to Help Confident+Smart Women Bring Needed Solutions to Market with Hema Vallabh S3 Ep. 9

March 4th, 2022

37:33

Hema Vallabh is a chemical engineer, social entrepreneur, a visionary thought-leader, and now a venture capitalist. Over the past 16 years, Hema has been building an ecosystem supporting, developing, and investing in …

Why More Female Accredited Investors Should Become Angel Investors with Lisa Friedlander and Stephanie Marshall S3 Ep. 8

February 25th, 2022

44:33

Lisa Friedlander is an attorney, entrepreneur, and angel investor. After practicing corporate and telecommunications law for 15+ years in both large …

Why Angel Investing is Addictive with Angel Investors Tasha Jones and Aurelia Flores S3 Ep.7

February 18th, 2022

54:23

Aurelia Flores is Board Secretary for Citrine Angels. She is a Venture Partner at New Markets Venture Partners. Prior to joining New Markets, Aurelia …

Learn Why Deal Flow to African Startups Has Been Growing with Africa: The Big Deal Co-Founder Max Cuvellier S3 Ep.6

February 11th, 2022

47:04

Max is the co-founder of Africa: The Big Deal database and newsletter that tracks and publishes data on deal flow to African startups. He is also …

This Healthcare Exec Turned Investor+Entrepreneur Believes That Investing in Women+Health=Wealth with Ann-Marie Hosang Archer S3 Ep.5:

February 4th, 2022

30:42

Ann-Marie Hosang Archer is the founder and CEO of Mauritian-based Lignum Vitae Health Africa (LVH) and the founder of LVH International Ltd based in South Africa. Ann-Marie started LVH after 23 years in the …

With Support From The Right Investors This Entrepreneur is Helping Low Income People Avoid a Debt Trap with Raeesa Gabriels S3 Ep.4

January 28th, 2022

38:01

Raeesa Gabriels is the CEO & Co-Founder of Level Finance, a South African fintech focusing on earned wage access that builds wealth and dignity for employees through savings, automated budgeting, and access to pay …

This Marketer+Investor is Helping Portfolio Companies Increase Marketing Results with Chen Hindi S3 Ep.3

January 21st, 2022

52:54

Chen Hindi is the Co-Founder & Head of Digital at Quantum, Trainer for Digital Marketing, and Angel Investor. Since 2015, she serves as head of Digital at Quantum helping businesses in Mauritius and overseas to …

Despite Being Harvard and Yale Educated This Couple Struggled to Raise Capital Until They Moved From the US to Mauritius, Africa with Lucia Brawley S3 Ep.2

January 14th, 2022

39:45

Lucia Brawley is one of the co-Founders of AMP Global Technologies, a Digital Media platform that helps content producers build a direct relationship …

How Gender Bias in the Funding Ecosystem Keeps Good Businesses Out of the Market with Aysha Tegally S3 Ep. 1

January 7th, 2022

26:56

Aysha Tegally is the co-founder of Future Females Invest and founder of FFI Angels. Future Females Invest is changing systems by providing …

This Doctor Grew Her First-Year Business to 6-figures Helping Black Female Physicians Swerve Burnout and Find Purpose with Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo S2 Ep.20

October 12th, 2021

46:21

Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo is an empowerment coach, career transition strategist, and CEO of Melanin & Medicine. In less than 12 months, she built …

This Doctor Turned Investor Helps Healthtech Startups Connect to Capital with Dr. Loleta Robinson S2 Ep.19

September 28th, 2021

47:22

PS: This audio is from a Live session on Fishbowl so pardon any audio issues.

Dr. Loleta Robinson is a seasoned physician entrepreneur, startup …

Learn How Unconventional Capital is Connecting Early-stage African Startups to Seed Capital with Franziska Reh S2 Ep.18

September 14th, 2021

37:50

Franziska Reh is the CEO & Co-Founder of Uncap, a German fintech focusing on early-stage investing in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, Franziska …

Enabling Access to European VCs and Normalizing Investment into Black & PoC-led Seed-stage Tech Ventures with Jessye Bimono S2 Ep.17

September 1st, 2021

37:43

Jessye Mouangu Bimono is the CEO & co-founder of Stark Ai LABS a Design & Software development company enabling small and medium-size businesses digital transformation. A tech entrepreneur turned emerging fund …

How Lack of Succession Planning Costs Black Family Businesses and What They Can Do About It with Nike Anani S2 Ep.16

August 24th, 2021

36:56

Nike Anani is a Speaker, Author, and Consultant to NextGens that seeks to lead their Family Businesses. She helps NextGens rise above operations into …

One of Africa's Top Investors is Backing Founders Turning Africa’s Biggest Challenges into Global Businesses with Adenike Sheriff S2 Ep.15

August 10th, 2021

44:25

Adenike Sheriff is a VC investor, Co-founder, and Principal at Future Africa, a platform that provides capital, coaching, and community for mission-driven innovators building an African Future where purpose and …

With Limited Funding This Young Kenyan Launched an Ed-tech Startup that is Transforming Kenyan Education with Kiko Muuo S2 Ep.14

July 30th, 2021

29:14

Kiko founded Angaza Elimu as an inspiration on his personal education journey. Having gone through the same education system he has a clear understanding of the first-hand challenges that exist for young Kenyans and he …

Real Estate Investor Teaches People How to Buy Vacant Land With No Financing with Jantzen Young S2 Ep.13

July 13th, 2021

42:34

Jantzen Young is a real estate expert with a passion for helping investors build businesses that promote time freedom and financial stability. Jantzen spent 14 years in financial services traveling the country teaching …

These Angel Investors Created are Investing in African Women Building Profitable and Scalable Businesses with Torera Abiola and Aysha Tegally S2 Ep.12

June 30th, 2021

42:11

Aysha Tegally and Torera (Tori) Abiola are the co-founders of Future Females Invest. Both Aysha and Tori came together around the lack of access to …

Entrepreneur Helps Women Producers Connect to Markets and Increase Incomes with Comfort Adjahoe-Jennings S2 Ep.11

June 16th, 2021

40:44

Comfort Adjahoe-Jennings is an entrepreneur in Ghana and CEO of the fair trade social enterprise, Ele Agbe Co. that works with shea butter producers and recycled glass bead jewelry artisans to find markets for their …

Young Ghanaian Engineer Designed a Machine That Helps Rural Farmers + Keeps Students In Classrooms with Jeffrey Appiagyei S2 Ep.10

May 23rd, 2021

52:10

Jeffrey Boakye Appiagyei is a young Ghanaian agriculture and biosystems engineer, ag-tech entrepreneur, and co-founder of SayeTech an agricultural …

College Friends Created a Crowdfunding Platform That Helps Smallholder Farmers Raise Financing with Seyram Kofi Mantey + Eugene Ofori Asiedu S2 Ep.9

May 23rd, 2021

47:15

Seyram Kofi Mantey (CEO) of Kwidex is a young, energetic, and consummate entrepreneur experienced in running small businesses ranging from branding, lending, imports, and crowdfunding. Eugene Ofori Asiedu (CTO) is a …

The Black Opportunity Cost for Black Entrepreneurs with Tinotenda Chibebe S2 Ep. 8

May 23rd, 2021

38:24

Tinotenda Chibebe is the author of The Black Opportunity: Conversations on Belgian Venture Capital and Afropean Entrepreneurship that explores how the inclusion of black voices in the venture capital space will shape …

WHERE’S THE FUNDING Trailer

April 19th, 2021

0:37

WHERES THE FUNDING chronicles entrepreneurship, the funding challenges faced by Black entrepreneurs, and demystifies the fog around funding.

How Female Founders Can Use Gender Bias to Their Advantage with Umulinga Karangwa S2 Ep.7

April 18th, 2021

38:25

Umulinga Karangwa is a Rwandese Fund Manager and Investment Advisor with 17 years of experience in financial services with a focus on investments in …

From Vegan Restaurant Owner to Nigeria's First Plant-Based Food Tech Company with Hakeem Jimo S2 Ep.6

April 18th, 2021

50:16

Hakeem Jimo is a Vegan entrepreneur who co-founded VeggieVictory together with Bola Adeyanju - Nigeria's pioneer plant-based restaurant turned food …

Fund Manager Turned Entrepreneur Scaled a Beauty Business + Is Raising an Art Fund for Artists with Freda Isingoma S2 Ep.5

April 18th, 2021

53:32

Freda Isingoma is the founder of Eye Candy Brow and Lash Bar and the founder and CEO of KIISA, LLC. Freda is an entrepreneur and ex-investment …

Private Equity Firm Is Going Against the Grain to Invest in African Countries Most Investors Avoid with Franklin Akunli Amoo S2 Ep.4

April 18th, 2021

1:04:02

Franklin Olakunle Amoo is a co-founder and the Managing Partner of Baylis Emerging Markets. As an active investor in a number of operating companies across Africa, Franklin serves on the boards of several African …

Business Advisor Shares Advice African Entrepreneurs Can Apply Immediately to Improve their Business Process and Results with Violet Nyondo S2 Ep.3

April 18th, 2021

1:05:34

Violet Nyando is an Agricultural Innovation Expert with over 15 years of experience in Agribusiness Advisory Services and Agricultural Rural …

This Award-Winning Coach and Tech Founder Is on a Mission to Fund and Develop Wearable Tech Founders with LaKisha Greenwade S2. Ep. 2

March 10th, 2021

35:10

LaKisha Greenwade is an award-winning Forbes Leadership Coach, Tech Founder of Wearable Tech Ventures, and Harvard University Guest Lecturer. Affectionately known as Coach L, LaKisha also teaches ambitious …

BAYI Capital Is on a Mission to Bring Made In Africa Products to the Global Market with Temidayo Adebayo S2 Ep.1

January 13th, 2021

55:34

Temidayo Adebayo is the Founder and Managing Partner of BAYI Capital with experience in identifying and nurturing high-impact investment opportunities in small-to-medium enterprises (SME). The Bayi Foundation arm of the …

Season 2: Intro - Thank You! and What’s Next for Season 2

January 1st, 2021

8:57

Where to find us: Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Help us grow: Please subscribe, stream, or download, leave a rating or review and share your favorite episodes with …

Costs to Consider When Self-Publishing and Starting a Publishing Company with Morgan Limo S1 Ep.19

December 23rd, 2020

59:14

Morgan Limo Morgan Limo is the founder and principal consultant at Molo Global Consulting, LLC. Here, she guides the preparation and review of …

Why Microcredit is as Important in the US as it is in Africa with John Kavyavu S1 Ep.18

December 9th, 2020

42:43

John Kavyavu is a Senior Small Business Loan officer and Director of Small Business Lending at Life Asset Inc. a non-profit organization that provides affordable financial services and education to micro and small …

African Tech Founder Created a Contact Tracing App for Ebola Tracing in West Africa that Can Help with COVID with Evelyn Lewis S1 Ep.17

November 26th, 2020

1:00:18

Evelyn Lewis is the CEO of SBTS (Sierra Business Technology Systems) Group Inc., a global technology firm that helps governments understand and …

How the Founder of Mansa Colabs is Bridging the Entrepreneurship and Funding Gap on Two Continents with Samuel Suraphel S1 Ep.16

November 11th, 2020

39:14

Samuel Suraphel is an entrepreneur, global program manager and technology specialist. Since 2014, he has led Mansa Colabs, a company that supports …

Brooklyn-raised and Nigerian-bred Social Entrepreneur is Developing to Spark a Generational Revolution in Africa with Seun Shokunbi S1 Ep.15

October 28th, 2020

35:02

Seun Shokunbi is Brooklyn raised, Nigerian bred and seeks to connect her diaspora community with their native roots to spark a generational …

This Harvard Grad' Says Her MBA Didn't Prepare Her for Entrepreneurship When She Took Over the Family Business with Naa-Sakle Akuete S1 Ep.14

September 16th, 2020

42:55

**Pardon the audio issues!

CEO of Naasakle International Naa-Sakle Akuete has an MBA from Harvard, but the best business professor she has ever had is her mother, Eugenia, Founder of Mother Shea and Chairwoman of …

How I Used $30 to Build A Successful Skincare and Beauty Brand with Eugenia Akuete Ep. 13

September 9th, 2020

45:04

Eugenia Akuete is the true definition of a survivor. Queue Destinys Child Im a survivor, Im gonna make it, Im a survivor, I keep on surviving She is also an avid advocate for women who is staunchly committed to fighting …

How I Started A Tech Company and Raised Half A Million As A Non-Technical Founder with Nichelle McCall-Browne S1 Ep.12

August 5th, 2020

40:26

This episode features Nichelle McCall-Brown, a startup strategist and venture-backed Tech Entrepreneur who makes up the .02% of black women founders in tech to raise venture capital. Entrepreneurship: I started my …

How I Fundraised to Build A Clean Beauty Brand from Up-cycled Banana Waste with Shirley Billot S1 Ep.11

July 22nd, 2020

34:07

Shirley Billot is the founder of the organic beauty brand Kadalys. Shirley is a global expert in banana science who founded Kadalys in 2012. Kadalys specializes in upcycling and eco-extraction of the banana plant to …

So Much to Say with Michelle McKenzie and Lydia Nylander Speak S1 Ep. 10

July 8th, 2020

42:34

In this solo episode we talk about so much that was on our minds covering a range of topics namely: What should global funding, finance and support …

Why Funding for African Creative Sector is Critical with Mabinty Koroma-Moore and Wakiuru Njuguna Part 2 S1 Ep.9

June 24th, 2020

1:08:15

Mabinty's career took her from public affairs to international development engagements at the World Bank and GIIN looking at how best to leverage private sector financing to address societal challenges. These …

How We are Creating Greater Development and Fundraising Impact in Africa with Mabinty Koroma-Moore and Wakiuru Njuguna Part 1 S1 Ep.8

June 17th, 2020

30:17

Mabinty's career took her from public affairs to international development engagements at the World Bank and GIIN looking at how best to leverage private sector financing to address societal challenges. These …

Why Small Business Is Big Business in the State of Maryland with Daniel Koroma S1 Ep.7

June 3rd, 2020

39:12

Daniel Koroma, a Business Liaison Manager for Montgomery County, Maryland starts the show sharing his journey as a Sierra Leonean who emigrated and studied at the University of Maryland and Harvard University, developed …

Cuisine, Community and COVID with Margaret Kamara S1 Ep. 6

May 20th, 2020

47:52

Margaret Kamara is the co-Founder of District Chop Bar, a West Africa fusion concept based in Washington DC. Developed from Margarets love of food …

Why Entrepreneurs Should Hyper Focus on Sales and Profits to Grow a Successful Business with Desiree Young S1 Ep.5

April 30th, 2020

1:19:44

In this extended episode, Desiree shares her experiences and perspectives on many things including entrepreneurship, funding and much more. She also shares her experience working in venture philanthropy and impact …

The Economic Impact of COVID on Micro-entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets with Iddy John S1 Ep.4

April 22nd, 2020

53:04

Iddy John is an entrepreneur running two online, tech-based businesses in Tanzania, one in the online travel booking industry Safari Wallet and Place Listed an online directory for restaurants and lodgings. With the …

How this Entrepreneur Remains Resilient Through the Difficulties of Fundraising with Francesca Opoku S1 Ep.2

March 18th, 2020

41:27

This episode features the fabulous Francesca Brenda Opoku, a Social Entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer of Solution Oasis Ltd; a Ghanaian …

How I Recovered From Failing in Big Box Retail and How to Avoid My Mistakes with Funlayo Alabi S1 Ep.1

March 6th, 2020

51:42

Episode 1: Funlayo Alabi - Entrepreneurship is crying into your kombuchaOur inaugural episode showcases Funlayo Alabi, CEO and Founder of Shea Radiance, a natural beauty brand dedicated to transforming hair, skin, …

WTF?: What This Show is and Why It's Important with Michelle McKenzie and Lydia Nylander S1 Ep.0

February 27th, 2020

20:22

This scene-setting episode is where co-hosts Michelle McKenzie and Lydia Nylander introduce themselves and talk about what the show stands for, why its and the value it offers to the conversation around development …

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