VC4A Venture Showcase Mini Series - Daisy Isiaho
October 18, 2023
Gerald, Jason, and Marc
In this episode, host Jason Delorie interviews Daisy Isiaho, co-founder and CPO of Zuri Health, a healthtech startup in Kenya. Daisy shares her experiences participating in the 2022 VC4A Venture Showcase Women's Founder Edition program.
Key topics covered:
- Daisy's background and mission with Zuri Health
- The importance of accelerator programs for African startups
- Key benefits Daisy gained from VC4A and other accelerators: mentorship, peer learning, funding access
- Unique aspects of the VC4A Women's Founder Edition
- Tips for entrepreneurs considering applying to accelerator programs
- 0:00 - Intro
- 0:33 - Daisy introduces herself and Zuri Health
- 3:09 - Daisy shares her journey into healthtech and starting Zuri Health
- 4:50 - Overcoming obstacles as a female founder in Africa
- 5:49 - The value accelerator programs brought Zuri Health
- 8:06 - Specific benefits: knowledge, mentorship, peer learning, partnerships
- 9:38 - The importance of tailored mentorship
- 12:48 - What makes VC4A Venture Showcase unique
- 15:06 - Supporting female founders in Africa
- 16:59 - Tips for getting the most out of accelerator programs
- 19:53 - Key takeaways and encouragement to apply
- 22:40 - Final advice: go for it!
The shownotes provide a quick engaging overview of the podcast episode, highlighting Daisy's journey building Zuri Health and her experience in the VC4A accelerator program. The timeline marks key parts of the discussion to help guide listeners. Additional references give context and links to learn more. Overall, the shownotes serve as a valuable companion to summarize and promote the podcast episode.