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Sep 2016
Africa’s Next Greatest Goldmine: Youth Entrepreneurs

Lack of employment opportunities for young people has a significant hindrance to developing sub-Saharan Africa. Entrepreneurship is undoubtedly the greatest way to build prosperity and the only vehicle that can create true wealth, employment and ownership. As the most important vehicle for economic growth, there is little known about how best to support youth entrepreneurship. As Youthia, we propose the Youthia Model that outlines four core tenets that will radically disrupt the level playing field for the greater good. The Youthia Model focuses on four core priorities – namely......

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19
Sep 2016
The Beauty Of Work

It is only well with me when I have a chisel in my hand. -Michelangelo Our village had twenty houses and almost every adult in the village was a farmer. My dad has the habit of rising up very early in the morning, sharpen his cutlass and head for his farm before daybreak, while other men in the village were still sleeping. I was born when Papa was about sixty-five years old. As the second child of his third wife, Papa love me so dearly. When I was a......

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12
Sep 2016
Yusufa Sey, democratizing access to genetic information

Yusufa Sey is a Gambian entrepreneur now living in Denmark. He is a serial idea generator and business developer. His never say die attitude has made him delve into businesses ranging from starting an Agro-Forestry export company in West Africa, to facilitating deals on behalf of of Chinese investors in West Africa. His belief in a future where people have access to understanding their genetic predispositions towards things like sports injuries, their muscle recovery time, their unique stamina profiles led him to start a company called AthGene. The startup......

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28
Aug 2016
Meet Victoria Mbabazi, the Ugandan Foodpreneur

Victoria Mbabazi  is a Ugandan Entrepreneur. She studied Software Engineering but had a great passion for food. This passion led her to Kahwa2Go, a restaurant that was birthed from the love for coffee. Victoria has been involved in a lot of projects. She has mentored various girls through the Resilient Africa Network as well as being involved with the Women In Technology company in Uganda. Kahwa2Go is a contemporary, quick service, coffee themed café. It’s the best alternative for a quick stop over for a freshly prepared breakfast, lunch......

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28
Jul 2016
Herbert Nderezina, Tackling Africa’s power problem through Renewable energy

Herbert Nderezina is a young Zimbabwean based in the Republic of South Africa. He is determined to solve the energy crisis in Africa through renewable energy innovations. Herbert’s passion for solar stems from concerns about climate change and the belief that solar represents the most practical path to sustainable energy production. Herbert, who was part of the very first season of Dragon’s Den South Africa in 2014, this is a television show where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas/innovations in return for an equity cash investment. He pitched his very first......

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28
Jul 2016
18 Steps On How To Become An SME Consultant In Africa

How do you grow your small business consulting practice? What skills do you need? I’ve been a small business consultant a long time, and these are the essentials that have worked for me. I think they’ll work for you, too. Here are 18 steps to becoming a small business consultant. Whether you call yourself a consultant, coach, advisor or mentor, these steps will help you develop skill sets as well as grow your business.   The Coach-Consultant Concept A small business consultant works with clients on strategy, planning and......

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21
Jul 2016
Meet Cohan Nnanta, The Nigerian Vintage Fashion Entrepreneur

In February 2015, armed with just a Twitter account, an Instagram account, and an eye for vintage classy designs, he started his vintage fashion business and today he is one of the fastest selling vintage clothing retailers in Nigeria.   Meet Cohan Nnanta (@Cohannnn), the CEO, Creative officer and Marketing Manager of Retrocode, a vintage /retro clothing brand that bridges the gap between fashion from the past and contemporary fashion.   Retrocode is a Nigerian company  that employs tailors from Nigeria and around the world.   Tapping into the social......

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10
Jul 2016

We have seen firsthand that investing in women employment is good for the economy and for business. Women and Girls are one of the most powerful catalysts for change in the world today, the African woman continues to face not just an epidemic of poverty, but also strenuous and heavy work load. Women play a very critical role in food processing and production, yet their right to access, use, control and ownership of land  and other essential resources are limited in certain parts of Africa. Rural women in these......

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01
Jul 2016
Meet Momarr Taal, the Gambian #Afropreneur

The next guest on the Afropreneur Podcast is Momarr Taal (@MalykaDON). He is an entrepreneur from Gambia and the Founder and Managing Director of Tropingo Foods, an agro processing company involved in groundnut and mango processing and export with focus on social inclusion and value chain development. Tropingo employs 100 seasonal staff, 70% of whom are women and is the largest exporter of groundnut in Gambia. Momarr Taal, who started business at the age of 17, is also a social entrepreneur recognized by the World Bank, UNDP, US State Department (GES2015), GEIPA,......

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24
Jun 2016
Lemi Ghariokwu & Fela's Entrepreneurship Lesson

I had heard of all the things Lemi had done and I expected to see a different man, anything else but the man I saw. He was humble, playful and above all, a storyteller. He reminded me of Nike Okundaye. That woman is amazing. Lemi smiled and laughed effortlessly. He spoke with passion and enthusiasm. He told me many stories about his life. The particular story that stood out for me is the one I am about to share. In 1974, Lemi’s destiny was changed because he took advantage......

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