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Niles Helmboldt Sr

Niles Helmboldt Sr

Founder & Chairman at Sahara LLC dba AfricanPriorities
East Haddam, United States of America

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.
Accepting requests from:

Regular 1-on-1 calls per agreement with mentor

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.

Usually responds in about 2 days


With more than 57 years of active work in Africa, I am always interested in supporting Africa’s young entrepreneurs.
Over the many decades, I have held important roles in central, commercial, and investment banking, production and exploration mining, entertainment, media, and telecommunications.
Currently, my primary emphasis is on education and training for the self-employed and underemployed. Problems and realities are always factors, and experience includes coping, dealing, and operating amidst strong civil unrest and civil wars.
Entrepreneurs and energetic, persistent self-employed, are Africa’s core, now and for the decades ahead.

Mentor type

Spoken languages


Geographic focus

Mentorship motivation

  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up

Supporting, not investing.