Athari fund calls for application from social entrepreneurs

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Athari Fund – an African impact investing fund set aside for innovative and bright start-ups to enable them reach their full potential, is calling for application from African social entrepreneurs into it’s pilot program.

Athari Fund is targeted at early stage African youths run start-ups who are intentional about generating measurable social and or environmental impact alongside a financial return. It is set to open in 2019, but the plan is to make a couple of investments in early and seed-stage Nigerian-based startups in the first quarter of 2017.

The team comprises of young Africans in business like Ayobami Olufadeji – a physician with experience in hospital administration and social impact investing, Joseph Ngwenya – an investment banker with over a decade of active involvement in the non-profit sector, and Martins Anani – a consultant with extensive project management, risk assessment and audit experience. They are also supported by a team of advisors with a wealth of experience in investment management and social sector enterprises.

The Fund is open to social entrepreneurs in the following sectors: health and nutrition, community development, financial inclusion, education and agriculture.

Interested social entrepreneurs can apply here.


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