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We have provided full transcripts to some of our podcasts of 2018. These transcripts are provided by the good guys at ScribeText. Check them out if you want to transcribe your audio or video files to text.

See the list of podcast episodes below (in no particular order):

Odunayo Eweniyi – We are building a bank

Odunayo Eweniyi is the co-founder at Piggybank.ng

She is also the Chief Operating Officer at SharpHire Global Limited, the organization behind Push CV, Piggybank and a new product in the pipelines.

Piggybank is an online savings platform that securely makes saving possible by combining discipline plus flexibility to make you grow your savings to reach your savings target.

Temie Giwa-Tunbosun – I knew what I wanted

Temie Giwa-Tunbosun is the founder of LifeBank.

LifeBank is a platform that makes blood available when and where it is needed in Nigeria. LifeBank has one goal? to save lives.

In 2016, Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg found her work intriguing and rightly said: “If she can actually pull it off, she’ll show a model that will impact not just Lagos, not just Nigeria, but countries all around the world.”

Dr Oby Ezekwesili – Conviction, courage and fearlessness

Oby Ezekwesili is a force.

She was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world and by New York Times as one of the 25 Women of Impact for 2015.

She was Vice President of the World Bank (Africa Region) with responsibilities for operations in 48 countries and a lending portfolio of about $40 billion. And also worked for as the Nigerian Minister of Education and later as Minister of Solid Minerals…

Also Read:  Episode 34, Seeking investors, bad myths to avoid and other lessons. Franz Struwig, Co-founder at iKubu

Kendall Ananyi – Why we initially turned down VC funding and bootstrapped to $1 million in revenue

“Always provide a fantastic service”On today’s episode, we have Kendall Ananyi, co-founder of Tizeti which operates as Wifi.com.ng

Wifi.com.ng provides unlimited uncapped internet to users for less than $25 per month.

Kendall has an interesting story.

He has studied as an engineer and has worked with ExxonMobil, Microsoft, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He started Wifi.com.ng in order to solve a personal problem. He wanted unlimited and fast internet.

Oluyomi Ojo – How to build a new business from an old industry 

“The customer is not just the king, he runs the business”

On today’s episode of Building the Future, we have Oluyomi Ojo, Co-Founder of Printivo. Printivo is a DIY (do it yourself) web-to-print-to-doorstep platform. This startup is trying to redefine the digital printing business by offering consumers a radically easy solution for meeting their printing requirements.

Oluyomi has always been an entrepreneur.

Afua Osei – Her journey and the laser focus on the success of African women

On today’s episode of Building the Future, we have Afua Osei, Co-Founder of She Leads Africa.

She Leads Africa is a community that helps young African women achieve their professional goals by engaging online content and pan-African events.

Afua’s journey to entrepreneurship has been an interesting one: from working in the Office of  First Lady Michelle Obama and working in other political campaigns to consulting for Mckinsey in Lagos and finally started SLA with a fellow McKinsey consultant, Yasmin Belo-Osagie

Shola Akinlade –  How to build a big business by solving painful problems. The story of Paystack.

On the podcast today, we have the CEO and Co-Founder of Paystack, Shola Akinlade. Paystack is a payments processing company which lets businesses accept payments via debit card or money transfer on their websites or mobile apps. Paystack was the very first Nigerian company to get into YC – which is no small feat!

Also Read:  #61, Teaching girls how to code. How to democratise opportunities. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin, Founder at Pearls Africa Foundation

Mark Essien – Building a business around scalable distribution channels and why raising money too early can kill your startup

Mark Essien is the founder and CEO of hotels.ng an online hotel booking platform in Nigeria. With over 8000 hotels on the platform, hotels.ng is one of the largest online aggregators in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has raised over $2m from the likes of Spark, EchoVC and Omidyar Network.

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji – Empowering People, Building Platforms and Getting Power.

In this episode, I sat down with my good friend Iyin Aboyeji. He was the first person I reached out to interview for my podcast, and he said yes immediately. He came over to the hotel I was staying in Lagos after midnight and we recorded this episode late into 2 AM.

In this podcast, we explore how to build platforms. Not just any kind of platform, but the kind that enables the next generations of African entrepreneurs to build scalable businesses across the continent.

Tayo Bamiduro – Solving hyperlocal logistic problems for eCommerce in Africa

Tayo Bamiduro is the co-founder of Max.ng. He is an interesting guy….  and I’ve got lots of time for him.

I understand his business. My first startup was trying to solve a similar problem. Max.ng is a hyperlocal, on-demand delivery service based in Lagos, Nigeria. Max.ng aims to tackle Lagos’ notorious logistics problem (traffic) using proprietary geotagging technology and also help reduce youth unemployment rate in the city.