Conquering Silicon Valley and Africa

November 26, 2019
Season 2 | Episode 21
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Justine Avoudikpon, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Swifte, discusses her journey from building a start-up in Silicon Valley to investing in farming in Nigeria.

On this episode of the BYLU Campaign podcast, Daniel and Nathan invite Justine Avoudikpon, Serial Entrepreneur to the show to discuss her journey from building a tech start-up in Silicon Valley to investing in farming (Farmkart) in Nigeria. Here we discuss the challenges with being a black woman in tech, highlight the importance of finding a team that is invested in the mission, and explain balancing short-term and long-term investments. Tune in to this open dialogue as Justine shares tactics for balancing a 9-5 and a side business. Thanks for the continued support and feel free to send any questions or feedback you have to bylucampaign@gmail.com


Growth Takeaways: 

  • No one wants to steal your idea 
  • Your idea isn’t special. What matters is how you execute. 
  • Share your work and your interest
  • Finding people that care about the mission 
  • Be aggressive but realistic

Time Stamped Topics:

  • [3:33] - Background
  • [8:19] - Building A Start-up 
  • [13:09] - Mentors / Finding a Team 
  • [22:04] - Transitioning to Corporate 
  • [28:38] - Investing in an Africa Farm 
  • [35:42] - How to Get Involved in Africa 
  • [42:20] - Wealth Building Through Real Estate

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