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Sheila Maweu

Sheila Maweu

Senior Account Manager at Oracle
Nairobi, Kenya

Mentorship Connection

Free
This connection is free for all venture stages.
Benefits

Four meetings per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.

About

I am a Senior Commercial Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry with extensive experience in shaping, designing and delivering large and complex Agile Digital Transformation Adoption Projects and Technology Change Management along with leading Design Thinking and Innovation agenda for organizations.

I am interested in mentoring startups in the African market because I believe that the continent has enormous potential for economic growth and development. I am particularly interested in working with early-stage startups that are focused on addressing pressing challenges in areas such as Retail, Payments, healthcare, education, and sustainable energy.

My interests and focus areas as a mentor include helping startups to develop and refine their business models, providing guidance on Go-To-Market (GTM) strategy, business development efforts, problem-solving, process improvement advisory, formulation of enterprise sales processes, pipeline creation/generation, customer acquisition and adoption (B2B & B2C) and overall ROIC month on month growth, and connecting them with potential partners and investors. I have a background in business development, strategic innovation and entrepreneurship, and I am passionate about helping young companies to succeed and make a positive impact in the world.

I believe that the African market offers a unique and exciting opportunity for startups, and I am eager to help them navigate the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities that it presents. I am confident that my experience and expertise can be valuable to startups in the African market, and I am looking forward to working with them to help them achieve their goals and make a lasting impact.

Spoken languages

English Swahili

Mentorship motivation

  • I am looking for new investments
  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to make new connections for myself and/or the organization I represent
  • I want to scout for new opportunities in engaging as an advisor or for a board seat

As a mentor, I believe that supporting early stage startups in Africa can have a significant impact on the local economy and society. These startups often face unique challenges and barriers to success, and mentoring them can provide valuable guidance and support as they work to overcome these challenges and grow their businesses. In addition, mentoring these startups can provide an opportunity to share knowledge and expertise, and help foster a stronger entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa. Overall, I believe that mentoring African early stage startups is a rewarding and valuable way to contribute to the development of the region.