“I want to invest in Zimbabwean entrepreneurs at grassroots level” – Fungai Ndemera, Checkup Health CEO

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Fungai Ndemera is a successful multi-entrepreneur, angel investor business mentor and STEM ambassador.

Fungai has over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, digital transformation, culture and BAME ((black, Asian and minority ethnic) health behaviours. She arrived in the UK as an immigrant and could barely speak English. With her GCSE level and a Diploma in nursing, she turned out to be a successful businesswoman and innovator. She is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs, BAME/minorities and the health sector in developing effective inclusive digital transformation solutions.

In Episode 16 of Story Untold ZW we sat with Fungai Ndemera & discussed her journey from immigrant nurse to health tech CEO. We also talked about the next phase of her career – starting a VC to “finance African entrepreneurship at grassroots level”.

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  1. Imi Vanhu Musadaro

    She could barely speak English, but had GCSE level education and a Diploma in nursing. 🤔

    1. Farai Mudzingwa

      This isn’t the grand observation you think it is. ZIMSEC was established in the mid 90s right? Most people who went to school during 80s & 90s had “GCSE level education”.

      1. Imi Vanhu Musadaro

        And, what does the change to ZIMSEC, have to do with speaking English?

        You have missed the point.

        You cannot reach GCSE level, barely speaking English. Nursing also requires one to have passed English.

        1. Farai Mudzingwa

          Thank you for making me laugh on this Monday morning. I needed this…

          1. Geralt of Rivea

            You still don’t get the point do you?

        2. mpengo

          Spoken English and written English are distinctly different things.

          I could run circles around English speakers, thanks to being well read… but you would ask me to speak and laugh at the way I pronounced a great number of words.

          So, Mr Know-it-All, you’re actually clueless of what you assert to be logic

      2. Geralt of Rivea

        Zimsec still offers GCSE qualifications, what are you saying?

      3. John Tanyaradzwa Machinya

        Hi Farai what do i do to get an audience with Fungai, i would like to pitch my e-health solutions business idea💡

  2. Feminist

    Go girl & break that engrish like the vee pee


    I saw a video Pillar 4 keynote enterprenuership investment bootstrapping and l learnt a lot .l am also a zimbambwean .A young stundent at a certain college doing my third class . i also learnt that even if i am born in a poor family l can still make it and i can become a bussiness women like you thank you Fungai NDEMERA . Can you be my mentor?