Tag: AFRICA


12
Apr 2017
Meet Yvette Ondachi, The Entrepreneur Revolutionising Agriculture in Kenya

What makes Yvette so special and inspiring to us? Why would she quits a well paying job and focus on a venture that had a high probability of failing? Why is she so passionate? Reading articles on her didn’t do enough justice to her personality and love for the African continent, we discovered so much when we had a chat with her. Yvette Ondachi is a Kenyan Agro-Preneur and the CEO of Ojay Greene, a company that works with smallholder farmers to remove the barriers that limit them and give......

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16
Feb 2017
Be Productive in 2017 (Microsoft)

Being productive in 2017 just got easier with these 5 steps. Intelligent technology is changing how the world does things. Everyone is empowered to do more, and less. Using technology to tackle some of life’s most mundane tasks means spending more time doing what you love and less time doing what you have to do. 5 Ways to Become More Productive in 2017 Organize and prioritize. Rethink scheduling meetings. Collaborate and be productive from anywhere. Manage your time. Take time to unwind. Below is an infographic that looks at five......

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08
Feb 2017
3 Steps To Launching A Successful Business

A 3 step guide to launching a successful business, culled from Inc. The most common mistake entrepreneurs make when launching something new is trying to do too much at once. I call it the hammer-and-nail syndrome. Let’s say I give you one hammer and one nail. Your job is to hold the hammer in one hand and the nail in the other. All you have to do is drive that nail into a piece of wood. That’s it; just nail that one product or service. You may miss the......

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29
Jan 2017
Ensuring Africa is not left behind in the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’

The Fourth Industrial Revolution By: Antony Cook, Associate General Counsel, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs lead, Microsoft Middle East and Africa Technology is changing Africa. More than any other time in history, innovation is rapidly transforming almost every aspect of life. It is transforming how people live, communicate, work and learn across the continent. The rate of change is so quick that some are calling this the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. This transformation offers the potential to address some of Africa’s most pressing issues. This includes, health, education and the......

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27
Jan 2017
What does it mean for technology to be innately African?

By Amrote Abdella, Regional Director of Microsoft 4Afrika Mobile and cloud may be global technologies, but African start-ups have explored their functionalities, shaped their applications and used them to build differentiated business models suited to their markets. They have created new and uniquely African technologies that speak to their lifestyles and complexities, using the infrastructure as a base to deliver key services in ways the rest of the world would never have thought to. To us, this is what it means for technology to be innately African. Innovation Ecosystem......

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18
Jan 2017
Make money for free - The Afropreneur

This title sounds a bit misleading, because nothing worthwhile comes easy, but down the next lines you’d be glad you read it . This is not one of those get rich schemes, it is not online magic, pyramid schemes or MMM (the new craze in Nigeria). I was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the First Africa Startup Digital Accelerator last week and while preparing I realized how lots of people have great ideas but are still broke. It’s not just entrepreneurs, it applies to corporate workers, leaders......

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14
Jan 2017
Meet Olatorera Oniru, intent on Building an Online Fashion Empire

Olatorera Oniru is an assiduous entrepreneur passionate about all things Africa. As CEO of Dressmeoutlet.com, she is currently leading initiatives to realize a pinnacle in Africa’s history whereby we would rely less on importation and innovate more with natural resources and citizenry capabilities. As a member of The National Scholars Honor Society USA, Olatorera flourished her career working for two Fortune Top 5 companies namely Bank of America Merrill Lynch and General Electric. She also worked for one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, Lars Magnus Ericsson, as a......

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28
Nov 2016
Meet Adeola Bojuwoye, a Tech Entrepreneur with a passion for Africa

Adeola Bojuwaye has always had the entrepreneurial drive from when he was a child. He made caps, CD shelves, sold recharge cards and run computer training courses in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Although his father turned down the opportunity to invest in his computer training school due to lack of experience, that didnt deter him one bit. In 2010, he and his co-founder got their first opportunity to build a real world solution. They developed a software to help address the operational issues at a small property firm in Stockport.......

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10
Nov 2016
Young entrepreneurs in West Africa partner the Commonwealth to redefine the African single story

From October 25-27, 2016, young entrepreneurs from the Commonwealth countries of Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone gathered at the Ford Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria, to discuss the challenges facing young entrepreneurs in West Africa, and work towards the creation of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs-West Africa (CAYE-WA). Within the Commonwealth, there have been concerted efforts by various leadership bodies to encourage youth entrepreneurship. The Secretariat has supported the creation of Commonwealth Alliances of Young Entrepreneurs, starting with Asia in November 2011, which has now spun off into......

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24
Oct 2016
mathus lawson

Mathus Lawson is a dynamic and eccentric entrepreneur who recently sprung up in Benin. Mathus is a software developer. He identified the problem of easily locating good, services and places. Then, he solved it. He then proceeded to build Beninlogis. It is a location-based platform that enables citizens in Benin search for properties, services or products easily locate them virtually. Using Beninlogis is quite easy. The site includes a list of industries (agribusiness, commerce, shopping, culture, vents, restaurants, hotels, real estate etc.).  For example, If you select restaurants, the map automatically updates......

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