The Spark is a platform that ignites small and growing businesses, connecting them to the resources they need.
Knowing that you can succeed is easy. Charting the course to success is hard. That’s where we come in. We inspire individuals and organizations to discover, if they have not; develop, if they have discovered and deploy, if they have developed, their talents and potentials.
We know that once you discover that iconic trait, all you will need is access to the resources to help you achieve. That’s why we engage the best in the industry who are willing to join us on our journey to enlighten and empower a productive Africa. We don’t just show you how to make success happen. We help you believe that you’re capable of succeeding.
Young people are really wasting around. Get to work and stop over thinking if your idea will work or not. The Spark is championing and taking ownership of this. You don't always need lots of funding to start. Use what's in your hand, people in your network, family and friends as source of funding, human resource, etc to start.
The Spark honestly kickstarted my business properly by providing me with an empowerment grant for the purchase of major equipment which became a game changer for my brand. I’m still and will always be grateful to THE SPARK.
Funmi Tuoyo, Founder, Funmi Coconuts
The Spark is a social enterprise that bridges the gap between the small and growing businesses that need access to growth resources and the industry leaders, philanthropists, socially minded organizations and political leaders with the power to give such access.
These are the torchbearers that bring you The Spark. They’re obsessed with impact, not just advice. Driving a mission that’s less about what we create and more about where we take you.
Interested in working with us? Check out our careers page.
As young people, we wanted a way to spread impact on a massive scale, by decentralizing it. So, we started The Spark because we believe that you don’t have to be a Tony Elumelu Foundation or an Otedola to help another. We then created a platform where we all can leverage the resources within our community to ignite the spark in one another.
One stellar achievement for us was when our very first empowerment partner and first member of the Ignite movement, Ben Akabueze (currently the DG of the Budget Office for the Federal Republic of Nigeria), empowered Olamide Orefeko, a fashion entrepreneur, with a ₦100,000 cash grant through The Spark in 2014. That was the beginning of massive impact for us. The rest is history.
The whole essence of building a movement, creating products, striking partnerships and driving productivity is to ensure that every member of the movement experiences The Spark Effect – the attainment of what was once an aspiration. This is how we define success.