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.
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