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The Ignite Movement by The Spark is made up of millions of entrepreneurs across Africa connecting one another to growth resources to achieve business success.

The BIG Problem with Accessing Growth Resources in Africa

Africa is full of people with ideas, hopes and dreams of achieving a better future.

But how easy is this, given the socio-economic circumstances?

Many times, when you ask the average African entrepreneur what their current needs are, the cry to Institutions to provide an enabling environment to thrive is the common response.

You can change that…

The time has come for you to look beyond what Traditional Institutions can do for you, to what you can do for yourself and those around you. It’s time to leverage the wealth of knowledge and experiences of industry leaders and use their solutions for your endeavour(s), career and life in general, so that you too can become a source of inspiration to another.

Now, we’ve provided a platform to make this seamless, with these SDGs as our core focus.

No Poverty - The Spark
Gender Equality - The Spark
Decent Work and Economic Growth - The Spark
Industry Innovation and Infrastructure - The Spark
Partnerships for the Goals - The Spark

Our Solution

THE IGNITE MOVEMENT

Now is the time to discover that spark inside of you that will ignite and propel you to become all that you are meant to be.

The Ignite Movement is the Uber for empowerment, seamlessly connecting Entrepreneurs with Enablers, through written, audio and visual thought leadership content, so you can leverage the growth resources (grants, investments, mentorship, etc.) within our community to ignite the spark in someone else.

THE IGNITE MOVEMENT

Now is the time to discover that spark inside of you that will ignite and propel you to become all that you are meant to be.

The Ignite Movement is the Uber for empowerment, seamlessly connecting Entrepreneurs with Enablers, so you can leverage the growth resources within our community to ignite the spark in someone else.

you too can make a difference!

Olamide showing the honourable her designs

In August 2014, Ben Akabueze (current Director General of the Budget office FRN) ignited the spark in Olamide Orefeko, CEO Lami’s Clothier, with a cash grant and mentorship session to kickstart her fashion brand. With the grant and guidance, Olamide’s goal was to acquire necessary tools to scale.

Together we can be The Spark.

We want to enlighten and empower
one million entrepreneurs
starting with you!

This is our #IGNITE1M objective. Now, you can…

The Spark Ignite

Access The Support You Need

Plug into alternative sources of support to grow your business and endeavours by subscribing as an Entrepreneur.

Drive Impact Across Africa

Become a source of empowerment and drive significant social change by gifting subscription as an Enabler.

The Spark is the perfect blend

of Enlightenment & Empowerment

We showcase Icons and tell their #Sparkstory for you to leverage on and apply in your own endavours via:

– Written Content
– Audio Content
– Visual Content

We bridge the gap between Entrepreneurs and Enablers providing:

– Financial resources (Grants, Loans, Investments, etc.)
– Non-Financial resources (Mentorship, Internship, Networks, Markets, etc.)

WHAT'S WAITING FOR YOU

INSIDE THE SPARK COMMUNITY

By joining today, you receive instant access to…

A library of audio recordings, articles and videos from industry experts.

Discounted to free deals on professional services, software, tools, etc.

The digital and print (limited) editions of The Spark Magazine

Mentorship, paid internships, office space and other resources.

Biweekly Ignite Review sessions for review of books, videos and audio sessions.​

Funding opportunities (investments, grants, loans, etc)

Research materials (books, manuals, podcasts and intelligence reports).

Certificates, badges and other forms of recognition to show progress.

Positive exposure and awareness that comes with being a source of empowerment

The Spark Box (a starter pack with growth resources worth over 1 million Naira).

Be part of our focus groups, mastermind and Q&A sessions.

Discounted to free advertising opportunities and promotions.

Strategically network with other entrepreneurs and enablers.

Exclusive invites to physical meetups and events.

Build thought leadership, inspire and motivate others.

Opportunity to pitch your business to our Icons network.

Inspirational videos on innovation and leadership from our Icons network.

Training on how to build stable, scalable and innovative businesses.

Priority access to job and business opportunities.

Discounted access to exclusive market intelligence and industry data.

Exclusive opportunity to earn by talking about The Spark to your network.

IMAGINE THE IMPACT
A CASH GRANT CAN MAKE IN YOUR BUSINESS

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In March 2018, Funmi Tuoyo, Founder of Funmi Coconuts, an agro-business that creates products (such as flour, Fufu, Oil and Amala) from the coconut fruit, travelled down from Warri, Delta state to Lagos to meet with The Spark team and receive a cash grant of NGN100,000. This grant helped her acquire a dehydrator/food dryer which enabled her scale up her business.

Empower. Be Empowered.

SINCE 2013, OUR EFFORTS HAVE ACHIEVED...

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OUR DRIVE TO ENABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
WON US A PRESIDENTIAL AWARD

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Set up in July 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari, The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has consistently strived to reduce and manage challenges and constraints faced by entrepreneurs in the country. Annually, they hold an award ceremony to recognize organizations that support this cause.

In March 2020, we were nominated and selected for the PEBEC awards in the “Special Recognition Award: Most Supportive Media Partners (Print)” category.

Don't take our word for it

Millions Have Benefitted

At The Spark, 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 enlighten and empower them to drive a productive Africa. Here’s a few of our favourite members of the Ignite movement with stories on how we’ve impacted their lives for the better.

Click each image to read their stories.

GET AN ALL ACCESS PASS TO
KNOWLEDGE SHARING SESSIONS, FUNDING AND MORE!

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In February 2019, after a successful knowledge sharing session organized by The Spark for Access Bank and Diamond Bank on the merger, Temitayo Balogun, Founder of May Coutures – a fashion brand that specializes in accessories for weddings and events, was empowered with a cash grant of NGN100,000, courtesy The Spark, in partnership with Access Bank.

Empower. Be Empowered.

START ACHIEVING YOUR DREAMS

AND HELP SOMEONE ELSE ACHIEVE THEIRS

FOR LESS THAN THE PRICE OF A GOODYBAG

Do you know what it costs to bundle luxury items together as a gift for yourself or someone special? It costs anywhere from N1,500 all the way up to N100,000 and more. Sometimes for just one gift box.

How about courses and communities that promise to only give you a fraction of the multiple benefits waiting for you inside The Spark Community?

You do the math.

Instead of paying N100,000 for that single training course…
N50,000 for that single networking event…
Or even N30,000 for that mentorship community…

For less than N1,500 a month…

You’ll get instant access to all the benefits of The Spark, FREE for 30 days.

START ACHIEVING YOUR DREAMS

AND HELP SOMEONE ELSE ACHIEVE THEIRS

FOR LESS THAN THE PRICE OF A GOODYBAG

Since 2013, we’ve leveraged our partnerships to curate content and resources so the average entrepreneur can succeed. Now more than ever, entrepreneurs are turning to The Spark to access the growth resources they need. This demand is growing daily.

This is where you come in. By subscribing for just NGN1,500 a month, your financial support will go a long way in helping us cover operational costs as we continue to enlighten and empower through our magazine, courses and more.

In exchange for your support, you’ll receive an all access pass to The Spark Community and everything it has to offer.

Let’s do some social good together.

The Spark 30 days guarantee

30-DAY
SATISFACTION
GUARANTEE

Our 30-Day Guarantee gives you a full month to see what the community has to offer, risk-free. We guarantee that if you participate in the community, show up to the weekly webinars, implement what you learn, connect with Icons and take advantage of the offers, by the time the first month is done, you will have a solid understanding of what it takes to start, sustain and scale your business, no matter what level you’re at now. If for some reason you don’t feel like that is true, then you can cancel your membership within 30 days from the day you subscribe. Pretty simple. But if you’re like most entrepreneurs, this experience will change your business (and perhaps, it’ll change your life!) 

A FINANCIAL COMMITMENT WITH ALMOST NO RISKS…

THAT GIVES YOU ALL THE ACCESS YOU NEED…

AND HELPS YOU MAKE ALL THE IMPACT YOU WANT

FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!

CLICK “TRY FREE FOR 30 DAYS” ON ANY PLAN
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Partner with us by gifting subscription

Our desire is to ensure that our resources get into the hands of as many entrepreneurs as possible in the shortest possible time and at the most affordable price. For this purpose, our gifting strategy allows partners offer to empower a number of Entrepreneurs with an annual subscription to The Spark. This way, resources on The Spark can remain free for Entrepreneurs all over Africa and by extension, the world.

STILL ON THE FENCE?

MEET ZTEA (Zobo Tea Bags)

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Through The Spark, courtesy Basheer Tosin Ashafa and BTA Foundation, ZTEA’s Founder, Franklin Audu, was empowered with a N100,000 cash grant which enabled him to buy a few more materials to expand the product range of ZTEA Zobo Tea Bags from 3 to 5 variants. He has also enjoyed some publicity from being featured in The Spark Magazine as well as the opportunity to network with our partners and other SMEs at our events.

Empower. Be Empowered.

OUR EMPOWERMENT PARTNERS

Changing the narrative for one (1) million entrepreneurs requires the collective efforts of likeminded individuals that want to ignite the SPARK in others. Our Empowerment Partners work with us to enlighten and empower millions across Africa.

Become a partner today by gifting subscription.