Linda Ikeji startup funding
Last year Internet entrepreneur Linda Ikeji told her friends that she would launch a programme called “I’d Rather Be Self-made” in which she would mentor young girls who have big dreams and aspire to be great. She said she would aid some of them start up small scale businesses.
So early this morning she mentioned on her blog that she was coming through with that promise.

Id Rather Be Self-made is not a foundation, or an organization (I cant handle that blogging takes too much of my time), its just me and some young ladies meeting whenever we can, inspire each other, exchange business ideas, and if I feel someone has a great business idea and its not going to cost too much to start the business, I will personally finance it. Not as a loan, its 100% to the person. Im looking at N250k to N1million per person, depending on how great the business idea is. If you need less, you will get the money faster:-). Ill also use LIB to promote your businesses. All I want in return is for you to work hard, make a success of your business and pay it forwardi.e help others. And if you ever see me on the street after you make it, you can say hello or give me a hug, she said in a blog post.

Linda looks back at her story and that of many young girls today and says these are what fueled the idea. Its quite unfortunate and sad. I went to University of Lagos, I was once a model and a model manager, so I have seen some things girls do for money and it breaks my heart. Some, if I told you, you will never believe. And now that I can afford to help a few girls, I am willing to help with my own money. The aim of Id Rather Be Self-made is to reduce Aristorism by at least 1% she said.

For starters, shes doling out 10million and would release more as time goes.
The program is only for females between the ages of 18 and 26. female concentrate all women looking for inspiration, want to start a business and need financing or already have a business but need more money to expand, or you just need business advice.
Linda is highly interested in girls who have vowed not to sell their bodies to make it in life. She thinks we all have a choice in life. She is also interested in girls who are living that lifestyle right now but would rather not, and want out desperately.
Interested ladies are going to personally meet with her and other inspiring Nigerian women who made it on their own without ever having to lie on their backs.

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