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Wishes Granted--The Social Enterprise Fundraising Podcast
46 minutes | Oct 9, 2021
DoinGud NFT Marketplace with Nikoline Arns
Nikoline Arns is one of the co-Founders of the crypto start-up DoinGud. DoinGud (https://doingud.com/) is a platform, Marketplace, and community for creators to come together and Build art collaboratively and then sell it as an NFT. The idea is for this to expand beyond art. The creative works could be a science project or could be a social enterprise. Think of it like the Crypto-native Indiegogo or Kickstarter. Nikoline on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikoline-nik/ Mentioned in this episode: https://metamask.io/ ---- This podcast is sponsored by Grant & Co, a consultancy that helps social entrepreneurs raise capital. Grant & Co is looking to hire people like you to write, build financial models and do design work. Go to https://thegrant.co/jobs/ to apply for a job. ---- Do you have a question for this guest? Record an audio comment at: http://wishesgranted.media ---- Music: Cali by Wataboi
43 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Grantor reveals key mistakes entrepreneurs make. Mark Ireland--Enterprise Zambia Challenge Fund
Mark Ireland is the Team Leader of Enterprise Zambia Challenge Fund. This is the second round of funds he has managed at Self Help Africa. He previously raised the capital for and managed Agrifi Kenya. Enterprise Zambia Challenge Fund is looking to invest between €70,000 and €1m. They require 50% or more cofinancing and are looking to support agriculture companies helping in the 10,000 ish farmers. In this episode we talk about all the mistakes that entrepreneurs make when applying for grants. For example, even though. And I think Mark’s comments are applicable to other grants as well. This is perhaps the best episode we have done so far where you’ll understand what it’s like to be in the grantor’s shoes. They will have another call for proposals coming out in 2022 so keep an eye out for that by subscribing to their twitter at https://twitter.com/selfhelpafrica or subscribing to their newsletter on their website at https://enterprisezambia.org/. Follow Mark on LinkedIn at https://twitter.com/selfhelpafrica
1 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Agriculture, Africa & 100x growth--with Luni Libes, founder of Africa Eats and Fledge Accelerator
Luni Libes, founder of Africa Eats, is a serial entrepreneur, or, actually, a Parallel Entrepreneur, currently running about 5 companies that help social enterprises. He started and sold several tech startups before moving into impact investing. Now he runs several Businesses that help other startups. For example, He runs the startup accelerator Fledge. He provides follow on investment through Africa Eats. He teachers investors how to invest at the Angel Sccelerator (a very important thing, btw. Angel investors need to learn how to invest just like entrepreneurs need to learn how to runa business). His has a community called Realize Impact and Investor Flow which helps shares opportunities for investors. Today we talked about Africa Eats which is not a investment fund but a holding company--a totally new way to provide capital to entrepreneurs that I think we will see a lot more of once Luni proves that it works. You can best think of Africa Eats as Berkshire Hathaway for food in Africa. Luni is an absolutely incredible personality and doing amazing work. Africa Eats is a small company now but I think they are well positioned to be huge. I was really lucky to get him on the podcast because I'm sure in a year or two he will be on The Joe Rogan Experience and Tim Ferriss show and he won't have any time for small podcast like me so the real pleasure to talk to him. They are raising a crowd funding round so if you want to invest you can by going to wefunder.com/africaeats Luni’s Companies: Fledge Africa Eats theAngelAccelerator.com Realize Impact investorflow.org Luni’s Blog Must read blog by Africa Eats Africa Eats Podcast Contact Luni at: LinkedIn Twitter Previous Podcasts: Law of Startups The How of Business Social Entrepreneur ---- This podcast is sponsored by Grant & Co, a consultancy that helps social entrepreneurs raise capital. Grant & Co is looking to hire people like you to write, build financial models and do design work. Go to thegrant.co/jobs/ to apply for a job. ---- Do you have a question for this guest? Record your comment at: wishesgranted.media ---- Music: Cali by Wataboi
32 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Regenerative Agriculture Startup? Apply to The Land Accelerator.
Amanda Gant manages The Land Accelerator, a mini business school for land regeneration startups in Africa, Latin America and South Asia. They are looking for companies that are past the idea stage and have at least some kind of proof of concept and ideally some revenue. Also, they are looking for companies that protect and restore the land. This could include organic fertilizer, agroforestry. So check out their website, thelandaccelerator.com and apply. They also provide follow-on funding Companies mentioned: Greenpod Labs: https://greenpodlabs.com/ Vasumitra: http://vasumitra.in/ Safi Organics: https://safiorganics.co.ke/ Agromyx: http://agromyx.com/ Nicaforest: https://www.nicaforest.com/ Rancho 4 Diamantes: https://www.rancho4diamantes.com/ ---- Questions: Links for Sandra: Solar providers in Uganda: USEAUG https://www.useaug.org/about-us/our-members.php Looking for Funding? List your project here: Google Bridge https://bridge.gogla.org/ MFIs in Uganda: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_microfinance_deposit-taking_institutions_in_Uganda More Solar providers in Uganda: BrightLife https://brightlifeuganda.com/ SolarNow https://www.solarnow.eu/ Solar training in Uganda: Enlight Institute https://www.enlightinstitute.org/ Not in Uganda? See what solar providers are available in your country: https://www.gogla.org/member-map Links for John: Solar Water Pumps in Kenya: https://sunculture.com/ https://shop.futurepump.com/ International Water Management Institute https://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/about/contacts/#Africa ---- This podcast is sponsored by Grant & Co, a consultancy that helps social entrepreneurs raise capital. Grant & Co is looking to hire people like you to write, build financial models and do design work. Go to thegrant.co/jobs/ to apply for a job. ---- Do you have a question for this grantor? Record an audio comment at: wishesgranted.media ---- Music: Cali by Wataboi
60 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
NFTs for Non-Profits? An interview with Mieke Marple
Mieke Marple is an NFT artist. What is an NFT you ask? Let me explain: an NFT is a new way to create a contract using a blockchain such as ethereum. If the terms NFT or blockchain or ethereum or Bitcoin are new to you then probably you want to read up on it a little bit before listening to this episode to fully understand. Mieke has an upcoming art launch: Her Medusa Collection. See the picture in her podcast thumbnail for an example. Links: The Greatest NFT Film Ever Made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY9lM73ie0Q NFT Auction publicity for her art: https://www.carbondrop.art/ You can see the NFT “holding” her art on the ethereum blockchain here: https://etherscan.io/address/0x0151834a6997f89eb8372ac54ac077d79bb4d1e0 And the listing of all the art in that collection here: https://niftygateway.com/collections/carbondrop Jehan Chu, buyer of Mieke’s NFT: https://twitter.com/collectionist Fairchain.art teachrock.org The Lost Leonardo Movie: https://www.sonyclassics.com/film/thelostleonardo/ NFT influencers to follow on Twitter pplpleasr @pplpleasr1 (NFT artist recently on the cover of Fortune) Gary Vee @garyvee (NFT investor) FVCKRENDER @fvckrender (NFT artist) Ferocious @fewocious (precocious NFT artist) Lindsay Howard @Lindsay_Howard (co-founder of With Foundation @withFND) Kayvon Tehranian @saturnial (co-founder of With Foundation) Yam Karkai @YKarkai (co-founder and artist behind World of Women @worldofwomennft) Lady Phoenix @yesladypheOnix (NFT curator, producer, & crypto advisor) Colburn Bell/Museum of Crypto Art @MuseumofCrypto (NFT curator/collector) Kenny Schachter @kennyschac (NFT artist, curator, collector, writer) Noah Davis @NonFungibleNoah (head of NFT sales at Christies) DoinGud @DoinGud (NFT marketplace for social impact) ---- Questions: Links for John: https://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/about/contacts/#Africa https://futurepump.com/ https://sunculture.com/ Links for Suleiman: https://www.psfuganda.org/projects/skills-development-facility.html https://absfoundation.org/current-grants https://skillsforyouths.org/projects.html#all https://www.assistingchildreninneed.org/projects/who-we-support Links for Michael: Accelerators in Zambia: https://fi.co/insight/first-ever-founder-institute-zambia-startup-accelerator-opens-applications-let-s-build-the-future https://www.foundersboost.com/programs/zambia https://bongohive.co.zm/ Dragon’s Den UK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WbZXPTmedg Shark’s Tank Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlhBL5_-nx4 Shark’s Tank US: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRlp5hKOQZ4 ---- This podcast is sponsored by Grant & Co, a consultancy that helps social entrepreneurs raise capital. Grant & Co is looking to hire people like you to write, build financial models and do design work. Go to thegrant.co/jobs/ to apply for a job. ---- Do you have a question for this grantor? Record an audio comment at: wishesgranted.media ---- Music: Cali by Wataboi https://open.spotify.com/track/0QjzeUkZMSvjVGusffHoQI?si=f6fa4de9ceee4c96
41 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Charm Impact::Low-Interest Loans for solar distributors
Today I talk with Gav Landau the co- founder of Charm Impact, an organization that funds green energy companies in Africa with debt capital at 6% to 10% interest. They fund projects between £10,000 and £250,000 with the first loan usually being around £50,000. No collateral is required and Charm Impact gives priority to local entrepreneurs. Check out their website to to see how to borrow (https://charmimpact.com/how-it-works-borrow ) and become a lender (https://charmimpact.com/how-it-works-invest). ---- Links mentioned in this episode: https://freeelectrons.org/ ---- This podcast is sponsored by Grant & Co, a consultancy that helps social entrepreneurs raise capital. Grant & Co is looking to hire people like you to write, build financial models and do design work. Go to thegrant.co/jobs/ to apply for a job. ---- Do you have a question for Charm Impact? Record an audio comment at: wishesgranted.media
17 minutes | Aug 28, 2021
GIZ: Green People's Energy
Green People's Energy is a GIZ program, which provides grant financing up to €200,000. They focus on Green Energy Solutions (think: solar-powered milk chilling or Solar Home Systems). They focus on projects in the countries of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia. Green People's Energy has two funding schemes: the Small Projects Fund for non-profits and the Challenge Fund for any type of organization. They also require at least a 3-year track record and 20% cofinancing. They are looking to fund 35 organizations so from a GrantROI prespective applicants have a pretty good shot at being selected. They also have an alumni network for Africans studying in Germany who want to connect with these organizations Check out their website to apply for the small projects fund (https://gruene-buergerenergie.org/en/get-involved/small-projects-fund/) or the Challenge Call (https://gruene-buergerenergie.org/en/get-involved/challenge-call/) While you’re listening think of any questions you might have because you have an opportunity to ask at the end. LinkedIn: Caspar Priesemann: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caspar-priesemann-40454465/ ---- This podcast is sponsored by Grant & Co, a consultancy that helps social entrepreneurs raise capital. Grant & Co is looking to hire people like you to write, build financial models and do design work. Go to thegrant.co/jobs/ to apply for a job. ---- Do you have a question for this grantor? Record an audio comment at: wishesgrant.media
50 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
AgDevCo and the Smallholder Development Unit with Sandi Roberts
AgDevCo makes million dollar plus investments in agriculture value chain companies in Africa. Apply to work with them at https://www.agdevco.com/our-approach/investment-criteria.html ---- Record an audio comment at: wishesgrant.media ---- Links we refer to in this episode: Sandi’s new company: https://bio-ag.org/ https://www.agdevco.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandi-roberts-6ab78819 Refractometer: https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=refractometer+plants&ref=nb_sb_noss Note: Others dispute whether there is a correlation between Brix and disease resistance: https://ipm.missouri.edu/MPG/2010/5/Is-High-Brix-for-Vegetables-Valid/ This podcast is sponsored by Grant & Co. Grant & Co helps social entrepreneurs raise capital. Go to thegrant.co/job/ to apply for a job.
31 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
EnAccess: Open Source solutions for Energy
EnAccess funds Open Source projects in the energy space in developing countries between $50,000 and $250,000. They've funded companies like Solaris, Devergy and ANKA Madagascar. They are like a grantor but a little different; they collaborate with organizations to build a project that will make a difference in the sector. Today I talk with Tamara Mahoney, Head of Marketing. We talk about examples of what they have funded in the past, what makes a good application and what EnAccess is looking for next. In this discussion we talk about AgriGrid (find their business plan here: https://enaccess.org/agrigrid/), Cicada Open Source hardware and firmware for PAYGo (find the code and schematics here: https://enaccess.org/okra-cicada/) and Solaris' Open PAYGo token (details here: https://enaccess.org/openpaygotoken/). If you have any questions you'd like us to ask the EnAccess, please email email@example.com or record a voice message question at https://anchor.fm/wishesgranted/message. ________________________________ JOB OPPORTUNITY: Are you looking for a job that has flexible hours, pays well and allows you to work wherever in the world you want? Consider Grant & Co. Grant & Co helps social enterprises raise capital and is looking to hire talented Business Analysts, Writers and Financial Modelers. If you are looking for part-time, remote work consider applying at thegrant.co/jobs/.
23 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
King Baudouin Foundation: Business Partnership Facility
I talk with Elke Briers who manages the KBF Business Partnership Facility. Should you apply? Here are the basic requirements: 1 year of financial statements, 50% cofinancing required, €50,000- €200,000 in funding, 5-10 awards per round, 2 calls for proposals per year and all sectors accepted. But more than that, Elke gives feedback on previous applicants and what she wants to see more of in applications. Find more here: https://kbfafrica.org/bpf-call-for-projects/
9 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Relationships > Contracts: A Manifesto for the importance of podcasts in grantmaking
When you won a grant it was so exciting, right? But then, after a few weeks of back and forth by email, you were summoned to the grantors office to sign the contract. The Grant Manager was too busy so it was left with the receptionist. It was a 115 page document. You're a busy entrepreneur and had to get back to work. You didn't expect to have to read War and Peace all in one sitting. So you quickly flipped through it, said, "Well, I hope I'm not signing my life away" and signed on the dotted line. Anticlimactic, right? This happened to me as an entrepreneur when we won a $350k grant for my biogas company in Kenya. It felt like a missed opportunity. We won this money and that was great but there could have been a great relationship with the grantor. Not that I was blameless in the matter; I didn't go out of my way to build a relationship with the grantor either. What if there was a way for entrepreneurs and grantors to have a stronger connection than just legalese? What if they had a relationship the way entrepreneurs and VCs (venture capitalists) in Silicon Valley do where it's a two way street of mentoring and information sharing? What if there was a podcast where entrepreneurs and grantors could connect? I wish there was. I wish that we could build relationships to solve the biggest problems of our time. I hope this podcast can be an icebreaker to jumpstart some of these relationships. If I knew then what I know now I would have done things differently. I wish that you have an easier time as an entrepreneur, as a grant writer and even as a grantor than I did. I wish you the best. May all your Wishes be Granted.
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